General Events

UPF Newsletter June 2013      Please click on newsletter image to read or download.

Universal Peace Federation

Upcoming Universal Peace Federation and Partners' Events:

1)International Women's Day 2014 'Inspiring Change'

6:45 pm - 8:45 pm, 12th March, Committee Room No. 3,  House of Lords
Hosted by Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma: Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Speakers Include:

Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece

Anjum Anwar: Chair of Women’s Voice, Interfaith Officer for Blackburn Cathedral

Brita Schmidt, CEO of Women to Women UK   (TBC)

Ms. Justina Mutale: African Woman of the Year 2012, Hon. Ambassador for Gender Equality, International Women’s Think Tank & International Women’s Centre (IWTT-IWC) ,

Ms Lee Travers, Author of “Inspiring Women Leaders”, Kezi Silverstone Foundation & Hope For Teenage Mothers
Marsha Thompson: Youth Liaison Officer for Shout Out UK

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Read more: Upcoming UPF-UK Events

Lady Thatcher Meeting Dr Thomas Walsh UPF President

It was with deep regret that all at Universal Peace Federation learned of the passing yesterday of our renowned former Prime Minister and dear friend Baroness Thatcher, after a stroke. We join with so many others around the nation and the entire world in mourning her passing and expressing our heartfelt condolences to her family - particularly her two children, Sir Mark Thatcher and Ms Carol Thatcher. Our thoughts and prayers at this sad time are with Lady Thatcher herself (may she truly rest in peace!) and with her surviving family! (Photo on left is Lady Thatcher meeting Dr Thomas Walsh, Universal Peace Federation International President, to receive a Leadership and Good Governance Award.)

Read more: Condolences on the Passing of Lady Margaret Thatcher

Universal Peace Federation-UK

United Nations International Women's Day 2013

Kindly Hosted by Mr Virendra Sharma MP

House of Commons, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

(Portcullis House, above Westminster Tube Station)

6:00 pm 13th March, 2013

You are cordially invited to celebrate the UN International Women's Day (IWD) 2013 organised by the Universal Peace Federation and its friends and supporting organisations. We are pleased to welcome Lady Fiona Hodgson CBE, who will have just returned from attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) conference in New York. She will give us some highlights on this year's CSW and also talk about the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations Initiative launched by the Foreign Secretary last May and which will be a focus for the G8 during the UK Presidency.

Read more: United Nations International Women's Day 2013

Youth UPFThe UPF-UK Annual Peace Council was a full day of the ideals and the activities of the Universal Peace Federation worldwide. There were the ideals and values as expressed by European UPF President Dr Yong Cheon Song and UK UPF Chairman Jack Corley. The activities of local, national, European and other continents featured during the day. Mark Brann, UPF European Secretary General, summarised developments worldwide especially reporting on the development of the European Leadership Conference series and the North Korean Medical Project.

Read more: Universal Peace Federation Peace Council 2012


Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK

UPF Peace Council

From 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday, 8th December

@ 43 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NA


It is our tradition to end the year with an UPF's annual Peace Council. I hope that you can join us for December 8th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, in order to strategise for the coming year and share about the good projects and activities that you are doing. If you have a successful project or a model of good practice that others can learn from please contact us. There will be a chance for networking and learning from each other as well as updating ourselves on the plans and successes of UPF internationally.

UPF-UK Peace Council

8th December Draft Programme:

Read more: UPF-UK Annual Peace Council 2012

Keith Bennett Video MessageFather Moon was a truly unique figure, who has left his mark on the world, on history and on the future, through his more than nine decades of service and sacrifice, based on living for the sake of others as a peace-loving global citizen. Father Moon's work and example touched all continents and countries and there are so many people better qualified than myself to reflect on different aspects of his unique contribution. However, Father Moon's teachings of peace, reconciliation and love are nowhere more relevant and needed than in his own beloved home country of Korea.

Read more: Keith Bennett Video Message Transcript