Introduction to the Universal Peace Federation
(Áustria Brasil em Movimento)
Vienna, Austria - While a heat wave has been hitting Vienna for several days and most people were rushing towards the next swimming pool, 120 people gathered on July 6th 2012 in the United Nations Vienna International Centre in order to participate in the conference “Culture as a Basic Element for Sustainable Development and Human Rights”.
It was co hosted by UPF Austria, the IDEA Society, an organization for International Enhancement of Art, and ACUNS Vienna, the Academic Council on the United Nations System. ABRASA, an Austro-Brazilian NGO for the promotion of Intercultural Education and Social Integration was the organizing force behind the conference. It brought speakers from different cities of Brazil to the conference.
Building a Culture of Peace - The Role of the Little Angels
House of Commons, Sept 30th 2010
Dr Bo Hi Pak explained the history and purpose of the Little Angels during a session in the House of Commons to coincide with their visit to the UK. After showing a video of the Little Angels Tour to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, Dr Pak shared his gratitude to the UN forces who came to South Korea's aid during the conflict. The Little Angels have performed in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, in order to build relationships between the two nations who have never signed a peace treaty. (Photo Link here) Video link of Dr Pak's speech: http://vimeo.com/15585423
The Little Angels are to visit the UK on a tour of appreciation of the veterans who defended their nation during the Korean war from 1950-53 on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict. 16 nations supported the United Nations resolution to defend South Korea from the invasion of North Korean and later Chinese forces.
They will perform in the UK in late September in a venue in London.
This tour is supported by the Repoublic of Korea Government and the Korean Cultural Foundation. In the UK the Universal Peace Federation will be supporting the event. For further information about the tour please see link.
The Little Angels, the Korean Children’s Folk Ballet troupe, came to London on October 2nd 2010 to bring thanks to those British veterans of the Korean War on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of that conflict. It was a poignant occasion of exquisite art and tearful remembrance.
Attended by many Ambassadors for Peace, diplomats, political and religious figures, Sadler’s Wells was full with many newcomers to Korean culture in both a matinee and an evening performance. The audience was captivated by the grace and dignity of the young performers of Korea’s foremost art and culture school. Photo link here. Video Link.
‘London is the most multi-cultural city in the world. When we welcome the world here in 2012 Olympics we will have each local community here embrace their own delegation. I love to see this kind of event that celebrates our diversity.’ Murad Qureshi AM. (Greater London Authority Assembly Member).
Yesterday UPF was supporting the cultural programme, ‘An Oriental Experience’, the inaugural event of the World Cultural Association. It was a great event organised by the musician, Peter Graham, who has a longstanding passion for music and art to overcome barriers between peoples and build a culture of world peace. The programme included Korean, Mongolian and Japanese cultural performances. Please click here for the links to photos of the event. Read More...