Universal Peace Federation - UK
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Held on Tuesday, 17th March 2015
43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA
Mr Aliu Bello wrote, 'An event was successfully hosted by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) on March 17th at its Lancaster Gate premises. Over 80 distinguished participants drawn across the development community deliberated on how Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would build on the achievement of MDGs, and the crucial role of partners at local and international levels.
Attention was drawn on the six thematic elements of the SDGs framework as outlined in the UN Secretary General Report of December 2014 (i.e. Dignity, People, Prosperity, Planet, Justice and Partnership). These generated a lot of interest, especially with regard to the role of women at both international and national levels in the ongoing development and implementation processes. Special focus was placed on areas of Justice/Peace, Women inclusiveness and Youth empowerment.
The main outcome of today’s meeting was a consensus to forge a strong partnership amongst the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency stakeholders to help move the SDGs forward in UK as well through them to other countries as well.'
The objective of the event is to raise awareness of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals and to build a network of supporters for this initiative. The Universal Peace Federation holds a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and seeks to promote many of the UN's initiatives.
The Evening Agenda:
6.00 pm Registration and Refreshments
James Tang, SDG-UPF Project Manager, 'Introduction to the Sustainable Development Project'
Robin Marsh UPF's Role In Supporting SDGs.
TED Style Talks
Eleanor Kennedy, Campaigns Coordinator at Bond International: ‘Summary of the MDGS and the future framework for the SDGs’
Henri-Pierre Koubaka, Journalist and Project Manager at West Africa Democracy Radio, ‘How will the media play its role in monitoring the progress of the new sustainable development goals after the launched?’
Ceciliah Chigwada, Founder of Breaking Haven Prayer Ministry and Women Today Worldwide, ‘What are the key challenges facing the role of women in the post-2015 development agenda?'
Humphrey Hawksley: BBC World Affairs Correspondent
Nathaniel Peat, Co Founder Gennex, Solar: Sustainable Development Goals
Nathaniel Peat is a social entrepreneur who founded at the age of 25, the nonprofit organization, The Safety Box, which uses grassroots methods to interrupt violent behaviour, build entrepreneurship and foster achievement in young people using alternative curriculum in British schools. He is a regular commentator for Television and Radio around youth and education. 2008 saw him feature on UK based BBC Three reality TV show The Last Millionaire where he was the winner of the third episode in Cairo. He received a UPF Youth Achievement Award in 2013.
Panel Discussions on Next Steps: What actions can be taken by us? – Chaired by Aliu Bello, SDG-UPF Special Advisor
Closing remarks by James Tang, SDG-UPF Project Manager.
James Tang Sustainable Development Goal UPF Project Manager
Alliu Bello Sustainable Development Goal UPF Special Advisor
Robin Marsh, UPF-UK Secretary General - Mobile: 07956210768
UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations