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Climate MarchIn preparation for the Paris COP21 negotiations on Climate Change mitigation Universal Peace Federation held a conference in the Lancaster Gate HQ. Smaller breakout groups in the second part of the evening allowed greater discussion with the speakers. Please see the Video of conference 

Speakers referred to the Climate Change march on November 29th in London. A Climate Change Documentary from the conference to highlight the march by Grace Kelly can be found here 

See link for details. Photos from march

Please see the website for more Climate Change march details: http://climatejusticejobs.org.uk/

Read more: Climate Change Conference

The Universal Peace Federation applauds the United Nations, and all who gather for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to address some of the most critical problems facing humanity today, especially problems linked to unsustainable economic models. On the occasion of “Rio+20”, which takes place from 20 to 22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UPF offers the following statement.

The Universal Peace Federation:

Notes that the problems posed by the need for sustainable development, environmental stewardship and social justice are issues that must involve not only the United Nations and governmental institutions but also the partnership of civil society, the private sector, faith-based organizations and the entire human community, ;

Read more: UPF Statement for UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Jack Corley on top panelOne of the major concerns of the Universal Peace Federation is how to promote programmes that encourage young people in particular with a vision of leadership to build peaceful societies. It is our firm conviction that good leadership requires good character as a foundation, together with well-developed management skills. So often in today’s world, however, management skills and methodologies are emphasized, while the fundamental importance of good character and values are overlooked. How, then, does one develop the qualities of good character? We at the Universal Peace Federation believe that the family is a “school of love and ethics” and the foundation stone of a peaceful society. The most basic elements of good character are to be found in a loving and supportive family environment.

Read more: Jack Corley - What Values Should Define Sustainable Growth?

Monkey ForestA programme to consider values that would allow sustainable development of humankind was held at 43 Lancaster Gate in UPF - UK's Headquarters. It was an opportunity to present some of the ideas and initiatives of the Universal Peace Federation stemming from its Founder, Father Sun Myung Moon, while contemplating the beauty of nature and its inter-connectedness with humanity through the astounding video 'Home' by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and discussing these issues at length afterwards. Photo from Monkey Forest in Staffordshire UK; a reserve for the Barbary Macaques monkey that is on the endangered species list.

Read more: Sustainable Values

Dr Yeon Cheon Song

Dr. Yong Cheon Song: Chairman, Universal Peace Federation - Europe, House of Lords, London – 6 July, 2011

The Universal Peace Federation's core vision is that of humankind as ‘one family under God’. The Universal Peace Federation is the umbrella for a number of organisations such as the Professors’ World Peace Academy (PWPA), the International Conference for the Unity of the Sciences (ICUS), the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP) and numerous others, which have considered the crisis of values over the past forty years.

Read more: Dr Yong Cheon Song - What Values Should Define Sustainable Growth?