Peace and Development

AudienceUniversal Peace Federation - UK's Headquarters in London, together with Mothers of Congo, hosted an event to update and harness the passion to improve the human rights position of people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A number of the Congolese diaspora were present to share their experiences and to encourage everyone to work for a better future in DRC. Photo Link

Read more: Democratic Republic of Congo - From Genocide to Recovery

Justina MutaleGenocide to Recovery in The Democratic Republic of Congo

Universal Peace Federation and Mothers of Congo Event

Lancaster Gate, London, Friday 21st March 2014

I would like to start by quoting Edmund Burke, who once said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and good women) to do nothing."

The issue of the genocide in the Congo is not just another African story.  It is a global issue. The lives and deaths of millions of innocent Congolese people, the death of these innocent men, women and children are directly linked to each and every one of us gathered here tonight.  In fact, in this age of modern technology, the lives and deaths of our Congolese brothers and sisters and their children are linked to each and every person on the planet who uses modern technology or benefits from its advantages.

Read more: Genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Blood Rubber To Blood Metals

Holocaust Memorial and Genocide Awareness United Peace Federation – UK

A meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 4th February, 2014 for the Holocaust Commemoration and Genocide Awareness. The meeting was hosted by Mr. Virendra Sharma MP and chaired by Robin Marsh. Speakers included Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke, Ruth Barnett, Desmond Fernandes, Paramjit Singh Kohli and Edwin Shuker. UN covenants signed in 1948 between nations obliged all nations to try to prevent genocides such as the Holocaust re-occurring and to bring perpetrators of genocide to justice.

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Rt Hon Baroness VermaA Universal Peace Federation - UK event hosted by Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma: Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.  (Photo link of the event)   Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece:  Gender and Equalities Spokesperson for Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords  ‘The Lack of Women Representatives in Parliament Especially From BME Backgrounds’    Sir Anand Satyanand: Chairman of Commonwealth Foundation:  'Women of the Commonwealth in the Advance of Civil Society' 

Read more: International Women's Day 2014 - Inspiring Change

Please see the Executive Report on The Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria

UPF Interfaith Declaration on Peace in Syria

Amman, Jordan October 13, 2013

Gathered in Amman, Jordan, on October 11-13, 2013 for the Interfaith Consultation on

“The Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria” sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, we, the participants, being persons from a wide range of religious and spiritual backgrounds, professional fields, and from many nations – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Monaco, Palestine, Russia, Sudan, Syria, UAE, UK, USA – committed to peace and human development for all, and,

Acknowledging that the conflict in Syria has escalated at an alarming rate, leaving more than 100,000 people dead, and more than 2 million refugees and nearly 4 million internally displaced persons, spawning a human disaster of enormous magnitude, and

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Justina MutaleAfrican Woman of the Year 2012 and Gender Equality Ambassador and Spokesperson for the International Women’s Think Tank & International Women’s Centre

Universal Peace Federation International Women’s Day “Inspiring Change’

House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London

Wednesday 12th March 2014

This presentation is based on International  Monetary Fund Managing director, Christine Lagarde’s idea of “Daring the Difference to Bridge the Gender Gap: Enabling Women to Participate on an Equal Footing with Men”.

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Universal Peace Federation

Women’s Federation for World Peace

'Responsible Sourcing of Conflict Minerals'

Committee Room 1, House of Lords

14:30 - 15:30  Thursday 21st November, 2013

Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Charlotte Bosawa Eyenga Simon:  Founder of Mothers of Congo

Mr Humphrey Hawksley: BBC World Affairs Correspondent

Ms. Chantal Daniels: Policy and Advocacy Officer Central Africa, Christian Aid

Read more: Responsible Sourcing of Conflict Minerals