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Conceptually, moderation is about acceptance, respect, mutual understanding and the celebration of rich dimensions of diversity. Diversity enriches and strengthens the fabric of life; thus acceptance of diversity, more than tolerance, is the key towards peaceful co-existence.

History has shown, time and again, that the rejection of moderation or being extreme in any way or form could ignite conflict and discontentment, resulting in war and untold sufferings. Moderation, on the other hand, can mitigate or prevent these from happening. It is imperative therefore that moderation be seen as the bedrock of international relations in this global world where peace, till today, remains an elusive goal.

GMMF Milestone

Sept 27

Nov 2

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak delivered the landmark speech calling for the formation of GMM at the 65th United Nations General Assembly

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed GMM

2010

Jan 17-19

Apr 12

Mar 22

Aug 31

Apr 3-4

Nov 5-6

International Conference on Global Movement of Moderates (ICGMM) was held in Kuala Lumpur, and the establishment of the Foundation was announced

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron endorsed GMM

GMM was included in the final document of the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

Leaders at the 9th ASEAN-European Summit (ASEM) welcomed the adoption of the ASEAN concept paper on GMM.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon endorsed GMM

ASEAN Leaders endorsed GMM and adopted the concept paper at the 20th ASEAN Summit

2012

April 27

August 21

Nov 21-22

Nov 5-6

GMM was included in the Declaration of San Jose at the FEALAC VII Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Leaders endorsed GMM at the 10th East-Asia Summit

GMM was mentioned in the Chair’s Statement of the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

ASEAN Leaders adopted the Langkawi Declaration on GMM

2015

Sept 27

Nov 2

Jan 17-19

Apr 12

April 27

Mar 22

Aug 31

August 21

Apr 3-4

Nov 5-6

Nov 21-22

Nov 5-6

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak delivered the landmark speech calling for the formation of GMM at the 65th United Nations General Assembly

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed GMM

International Conference on Global Movement of Moderates (ICGMM) was held in Kuala Lumpur, and the establishment of the Foundation was announced

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron endorsed GMM

GMM was included in the final document of the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

GMM was included in the Declaration of San Jose at the FEALAC VII Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Leaders at the 9th ASEAN-European Summit (ASEM) welcomed the adoption of the ASEAN concept paper on GMM.

Leaders endorsed GMM at the 10th East-Asia Summit

GMM was mentioned in the Chair’s Statement of the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon endorsed GMM

ASEAN Leaders endorsed GMM and adopted the concept paper at the 20th ASEAN Summit

ASEAN Leaders adopted the Langkawi Declaration on GMM

2010

2012

2015

Global Movement of Moderates

During the 65th United Nations General Assembly on 27 September 2010, the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak first mooted the idea of creating a ‘Global Movement of Moderates’ (GMM).

The GMM initiative was adopted by the 20th ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh on 3-4 April 2012, and it is envisaged that GMM will be promoted within ASEAN member states to achieve global peace.

GMM reached another milestone on 27 April, 2015, when ASEAN Leaders endorsed the Langkawi Declaration on the Global Movement of Moderates at the end of the two-day 26th ASEAN Summit. The adopted Declaration outline measures to help promote moderation and curb extremism throughout the region.

Global Movement of Moderates Foundation

The aspirations of the Honourable Prime Minister conveyed at the United Nations to establish GMM were realized through the organisation of the International Conference on Global Movement of Moderates (ICGMM) held on 17-19 January 2012 in Kuala Lumpur.

In his keynote address at the conference, the Honourable Prime Minister announced the establishment of ‘Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF)’ as a key referral point for the consolidation and dissemination of information and campaign materials to promote moderation and fight against extremism.

GMMF Leadership

Dato’ Dr. Nasharudin Mat Isa is Executive Chairman and CEO of GMMF

He was appointed by Prime Minister Najib on 1 November 2015.

Concurrently, he is Chairman of Nassar Foundation as well as a panel member of Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

He was a two-term Member of the Malaysian Parliament – 1999-2004 (Yan) and 2008-2013 (Bachok), in addition to prior lecturing stints at International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

 

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Key Initiatives

GMMF’s intellectual foundation is premised on seven initiatives that are vital to propagate a moderate world in today’s context :

Peaceful Coexistence

The aim of peaceful co-existence is to establish a foundation …

Conflict resolution

Conflict resolution refers to the concerted and collective attempts to solve …

Governance and Rule of Law

Democracy and the rule of law seek to promote moderation …

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

The GMM’s work on preventing and countering violent extremism reflects the importance …

Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is under the pretext of transformational change, bringing …

Managing Islamophobia

Acts of violence caused by the notorious terrorist groups, and overwhelming display …

Education

Education has tremendous impact on human perception, beliefs and values, as …