Peace and Development

Group PhotoWAIT - UK and The International Relief & Friendship Foundation UK programmes in Africa were highlighted at a joint meeting with the Universal Peace Federation. A number of other programmes were advertised including Against All Odds run by Fikelephi Jackson, working in Malawi.  

Read more: UPF Partners with Projects in Africa

Baroness Jenny Randerson with Mark Dontfried and Sheikh Ramzy #ICD #UPF  "The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the UN: Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace within the Commonwealth"
Institute of Cultural Diplomacy and Universal Peace Federation conference

Read more: International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2015

Eritrea Panel

A joint event of the Solicitors International Human Rights Group (SIHRG) and the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) UK that was the third part in a series convened by SIHRG on Eritrea and the development of Business, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility. It discussed key issues facing Eritrea from the development of its natural resources through to migration and trafficking. 

Read more: Eritrea: Business Ethics, Migration and Trafficking

Keith Best - Prevention of Sexual Violence in ConflictRape as a weapon of war has caused so much suffering that many people packed into a House of Lords Committee Room to hear an update on the campaign from the Prime Minister's Special Representative for the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Rt Hon Baroness Anelay DBE. Some had suffered sexual violence in conflict and provided powerful and shocking testimonies. Others shared their personal experiences of growing up where such experiences were common. They explained the tactics they were taught to avoid being raped even from the age of seven years old.

Read more: Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Global Summit One Year On

Africa Day 2015Last night in a packed #UPF HQ, 43 Lancaster Gate, London we celebrated #AfricaDay 2015.  It was a bright and colourful evening in which we heard of African cultural traditions, music and many economic developments.

There were speeches from Charlotte Simon from her position as the founder of Mothers of Congo. She shared about the Congolese Inga Dam's potential to supply hydro electricity to much of Africa. She highlighted the music of Mamou and several Congolese artists.

Read more: Africa Day 2015

Universal Peace Federation

  

   Universal Peace Federation - UK

    Mothers of Congo

     3.30 – 5.30 pm, July 15th, Committee Room 4A House of Lords

Read more: Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict Invite

Armenian Genocide

Genocides are remembered on April 24th each year. The nations and races that suffered such terrible scars in their history hold memorial events to remember the tragedy that befell their friends or their ancestors. Universal Peace Federation - UK held an event to remember the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and the 41st anniversary of the Kurdish Genocide on the University of Sulaymaniyah in Qaladze. Charlotte Simon spoke passionately about the genocide of the people in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Read more: Genocide, Holocaust and Crimes Against Humanity