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Peace and Development

Gisela Stuart MPThis was a Youth UPF event hosted by the Rt Hon Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Energy and Climate Change and featuring current political figures, Gisela Stuart MP and Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons. 

Read more: Youth Engagement in Politics - October 14th

Dr Yong Cheon Song

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Japan has introduced the wisdom and experiences of the post-war Europe that have enabled the current state of peace, integration of nations and freedom from dictatorial regimes. We have invited to Japan distinguished European leaders Dr. Werner Faaslabend, Austria’s longest-serving defense minister, and Dr. Walter Schwimmer, also Austrian politician and former secretary general of the Council of Europe.

Read more: Japan-UK Friendship Forum in London

Yvonne Chaka Chaka - AFP Award

AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN

Yvonne Chaka Chaka, renowned world singer from South Africa, gave a powerful intelligent speech at the House of Lords London. Hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma, Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Convened by Justina Mutale, Jacque Onalo and Deborah Owhin. Members of the "POWER 14" consortium of Diaspora Women Leaders in association with the Universal Peace Federation.

Read more: Report AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN

Intro to UPF OctoberThe monthly meeting to introduce the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) was held last night in the UPF-UK HQ in London. It featured a number of UPF friends and Ambassadors for Peace discussing informal partnerships for campaigns or conferences in areas of common concern. Charlotte Simon, Founder of Mothers of Congo, spoke of her appreciation of UPF through working together to raise awareness of the suffering of the people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. While Robin Marsh spoke of the activities of UPF, Margaret Ali explained the peacemaking principles that guide and inspire those activities. 

Read more: Introduction To UPF - October Meeting

A 30-strong audience commemorated the UN International Day of Peace at a screening of the documentary film “Within the Eye of the Storm”, held at the Peace Embassy in Thornton Heath on 27 September. This exceptional film follows the parallel stories of Palestinian and Israeli fathers who both suffered the pain of bereavement when their daughters were killed in the conflict but who chose to set out on a journey together to humanize the enemy in order to prevent the vicious cycle of retaliation in themselves and their societies. The audience were visibly moved by the tremendous courage of these two men, who overcame the instinct for vengeance and instead sought understanding, reconciliation and justice with accountability. The film was introduced by Margaret Ali (Director of UPF-UK), who is a personal friend of the film director, Shelley Hermon. A sum of £140 was raised through donations collected at the event, and these funds will be used to promote the film in schools in Israel and Palestine.

Read more: International Peace Day - UPF South London

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Joint Fund-Raising Concert for Children of Africa

6:00 pm, Saturday 8th November

Ballroom at 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA


UPF-UK, Youth UPF - UK and the International Relief and Friendship Foundation - UK, is engaged in a vital humanitarian project.

Read more: Joint Fund-Raising Concert for Children of Africa

Yvonne Chaka ChakaToday in Parliament there was an event featuring Princess Yvonne Chaka Chaka, UNICEF and Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador and co-hosted by a number of groups including the Universal Peace Federation - UK. Justina Mutale and POWER 14 have been organising this programme as part of Black History Month. The event will be hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Energy and Climate Change. Below are the biographies for the speakers. (Photo of Justina Mutale, Baroness Verma and Yvonne Chaka Chaka in the House of Lords courtesy photographer695 More Photos Link)

YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA known as the Princess of Africa, Yvonne is a South African Superstar and legendary singer with 30 years in the music industry, boasting twenty two albums, with many Platinum and Gold hit records, making her one of Africa's most successful artists.

Read more: Africa Rising - The Role of Diaspora African Women Featuring Yvonne Chaka Chaka