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Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK
Charity Number 1185412
|Patron Mr. Virendra Sharma MP||Patron: Yvonne Thompson CBE|
Universal Peace Federation UK Trustee Board 2020:
Mr. Keith Best TD, MA, Cert in Public Management Services, Chair of Trustees
Currently Chair & CEO Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust, Chair Charity 2020, Executive Chair World Federalist Movement (WFM/IGP), Secretary Parliamentary Outreach Trust, European Movement; Patron of The European-Atlantic Movement (TEAM); media appearances on migration and other matters; Freeman City of London.
Author several books and articles (latest, chapter in Religious Soft Diplomacy & the United Nations ); keynote speeches both in the UK and abroad; visiting lecturer various universities. Speaks French and Welsh; married, two daughters. Ran London Marathon and abseiled down the highest hospital tower in the world (Guy’s) for charity.
Formerly CEO of national charities SurvivorsUK, Freedom from Torture, IAS (Immigration Advisory Service), Prisoners Abroad; Vice Chair of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles; served on Foreign Secretary’s Advisory Panel on Torture Prevention; practising barrister and Member of Parliament (Anglesey/Ynys Môn); Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Wales; named in the Society Guardian as one of the 100 most influential people in public services in the UK; Major in airborne and commando forces.
Dr. David Earle
Mrs. Martina Coombs
Mrs Tina Coombs has been working in the community as a Care Worker with the Croydon A&E Liaison Team for the past 10 years, as well as working with a Health & Nutrition Company. Prior to this, Tina was President of the Women’s Federation for World Peace (Europe and U.K.) when she co-founded the Dignity Project, which works to empower women, promote the value and dignity of women and highlight the importance of this in creating a culture of peace. Tina is passionate about working with organisations that act for positive social change, e.g. the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, the United Nations Association for Sutton and Croydon and the Croydon Community Against Human Trafficking (CCAT).
Tina was born and raised in Austria, where she worked as Dietician. She has also lived in the USA, and for the last 35 years in the UK with her husband David, their four daughters and two grandchildren.
Mr. Mark Brann
Mark Brann trained and practised for many years as a lawyer, was Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa of United Press International and C.E.O. Europe of the North Korea Medical Aid project of the International Relief and Friendship Foundation. He is currently the Vice President of UPF Europe and Middle East based in the United Kingdom and the Director of the International Summit Council for Peace Europe and Middle East.
From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Fraser Harris served the International Religious Foundation (IRF) as the director of its European office in Rome. He was responsible for the promotion of IRF’s interfaith programs in Europe, which included both conferences and the international projects of the Religious Youth Service. From 1997 to 2012 he and his family lived in Damascus (Syria), where he taught English and travelled frequently to support UPF programs in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and other parts of the region. He continues to support such programs from his home just outside Biggar in the Scottish Borders.
Mrs. Actar Dinata
Dr Abdul Basit Syed: Chair of IAED (International Association for Economic Development for Peace)
Dr. Abdul Basit Syed, is a British Indian Global Peace Activist, Writer and Entrepreneur living in Croydon, U.K. He holds senior positions in various global organisations. He is accredited with Peace, Education, Trade harmony initiatives globally. His services to humanity has its history of nearly two decades.
He was born in Tamil Nadu, India and migrated in his teens to U.K. He was inspired by his grandfather PKS Kattuwa Mohaiyadeen an Indian Freedom Fighter, was well known for his social activities and community services.
He began actively involving himself in community activities, when he witnessed the unfortunate incident involving a well-loved British soldier Lee Rigby. He initiated solutions for similar terrorism activities with the sole purpose of bringing peace and harmony among various sectors of the community promoting the prevention of similar activities in the future through his founded NGO “World Humanitarian Drive (WHD)" initiatives, events, and programs.
UPF UK Secretariat:
Secretary General: Robin Marsh Mobile: 07956210768
Director: Margaret Ali Mobile: 07723024750
Director: Joyce Suda Mobile: 07903311052
World Humanitarian Drive, founded by Abdul Basit Syed, is a Partner of the Universal Peace Federation - UK
Matteo Bergamini Co-Director Youth UPF
Shout Out UK (Founded by Matteo Bergamini) is a Partner of Youth UPF
Honorary Advisor: Imam Dr Abduljalil Sajid
Universal Peace Federation - UK Contacts Details:
Office Tel: 02072620985 (Currently not available.) Please call Robin Marsh at 07956210768
Main UPF – UK Website www.uk.upf.org
International UPF Website: www.upf.org
UPF Headquarters Directions and Transport:
Map and Address: 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA (click for map)
Transport: Buses: 390, 148 and 94 Leinster Terrace Bus Stop
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International Universal Peace Federation (UPF) www.upf.org
UPF, an international and interreligious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from religion, government, civil society and the private sector, is dedicated to achieving world peace. UPF is an NGO in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. This is a status shared by only 140 global NGO's.
- God - We are one human family loved by God.
- Spirituality - The highest qualities of the human being are spiritual and moral.
- Family - The family is the "school of love and peace."
- Service - Living for the sake of others
- Unity - Peace comes through cooperation beyond the boundaries of ethnicity, religion, and nationality.
The Vision of the Universal Peace Federation:
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is an international organization that aims to promote peace and international cooperation across nations, religions and cultures. The organization's vision is rooted in the belief that peace is achievable when people of different backgrounds and faiths come together to work towards a common goal.
UPF's core values include interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values. The organization believes that by fostering cooperation and understanding between different nations, religions and cultures, we can create a more peaceful and prosperous world for all.
UPF's approach to peace-building involves a range of activities, including conferences, forums, seminars, youth service projects and educational initiatives. These programs aim to promote dialogue and understanding as well as to encourage people to work together towards common goals.
Overall, the vision of the Universal Peace Federation is to build a world that is characterized by peace, understanding, and cooperation, and in which all people can live with dignity and respect.
The Mission of the Universal Peace Federation:
The mission of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is to promote peace, understanding, and cooperation among individuals, families, communities, and nations worldwide. The organization seeks to achieve this mission through a variety of activities and initiatives that promote the values of interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values.
Some of the specific goals and objectives of UPF's mission include:
- Promoting a culture of peace: UPF works to create a culture of peace by promoting the values of mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation among people of different nations, religions and cultures.
- Strengthening families: The organization recognizes the important role that families play in promoting peace and works to strengthen family bonds and promote healthy family relationships.
- Fostering interfaith cooperation: UPF promotes interfaith cooperation by bringing together people of different faiths to promote mutual understanding and respect.
- Advancing peace and character education: The organization believes that education is key to promoting peace and works to advance peace and character education initiatives in schools and communities.
- Building a global network: UPF seeks to build a global network of individuals, organizations, and governments committed to promoting peace and understanding.
Overall, the mission of the Universal Peace Federation is to create a world in which all people can live in peace, harmony, and prosperity, and to promote the values of mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation among individuals, families, communities, and nations.