Peace and Development

Universal Peace Federation  Statement on the International Peace DayThe Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is proud to support the United Nations International Day of Peace 2016 dedicated to the theme "The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace."

At the opening of the 70th Session of the General Assembly, the United Nations Member States came together in September of 2015 to affirm and announce the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), along with 169 targets. 

Read more: UPF Statement - International Day of Peace 2016

group photo Cleeve House SeminarAt the recent West Country launch of Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK at a one-day leadership seminar in Cleeve House, we had a grand total of 18 participants. This included the experienced UPF presenters Mark Brann and Robin Marsh, both of whom travelled that morning, all the way from London, to give their special keynote PowerPoint presentations about UPF’s work. The main core of their talks documented pictorially the incredible amount of outreach made to many high-level contacts, including a meeting specifically requested by the Pope at the Vatican with both national and international level UPF representatives.

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At a Universal Peace Federation (UPF) UK meeting last night, Antonio Betancourt, (Videos One and Two) the former Secretary General of the Summit Council for World Peace, explained his foreign policy strategy saying, ‘Don’t create a strong enemy from an adversary by demonising them. You will live to regret it!’ He added, ‘You must give your adversary the respect and dignity you, in your bias, may not think that they deserve! In the long term it is worth it! You can change your adversary into a partner.’ Video One Two

Betancourt added that he had met most of the leaders of South American nations in the 1980’s before the end of communism. He was sent also as an envoy to meet North Korean leaders (Video Three Link) to open the way for the visit of the founders of UPF, Father and Mother Moon, to Pyongyang, North Korea.  

Read more: An American Who Was Able To Change The Mind of North Korea

Young Encounter Hate Speech

London Debate - Young People Countering Hate Speech

 

10 am, 5th August, 43 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NA

National Training Course on Human Rights Education

Respect, Review, Release HRE. Report, React, Respond to Hate Speech 

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SEOUL, Korea – The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is dedicated to achieving world peace. UPF is an international and interreligious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from an international and inter-religious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from religion, government, civil society and the private sector. An NGO in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, UPF supports the work of the United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peacebuilding, character education, and the strengthening of marriage and family.

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HE Joyce BandaThe official launch of the Global Africa Women's Week (‪#‎GAWW‬) initiated by Dr Pauline Long in UK Parliament this evening in partnership with Universal Peace Federation (‪#‎UPF‬) hosted by Virendra Sharma MP. Guest of honour H.E Former President of Malawi, Dr Joyce Banda.

 

Read more: Dr Joyce Banda launches Global African Women's Week in UK Parliament

Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke

This years 'Holocaust Memorial and Genocide Awareness' commemoration was held in 43 Lancaster Gate, London to draw together the human rights activists from a number of genocide issues to understand both the disparity as well as the common characteristics. We were very fortunate to have Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke to begin the programme with his profound wisdom of this issue. 

Read more: Holocaust Memorial and Genocide Awareness 2016