It’s that time of the year again-to celebrate, to recognise, to share. On 5th July, UPF hosted its annual “Young Achievers Award” in Portcullis House, celebrating future leaders. Some diverse stories of contributions young people have made to their local and national communities were shared in the Boothroyd room, and I can say first-hand that it was an extremely inspiring event. Photo Link (Photos by Elin Robinson)
The United Nations International Day of the Family was commemorated by Universal Peace Federation UK in 43 Lancaster Gate by highlighting exemplary families and role models. There were many inspiring stories and best practice advice given by the families.
The Young Achievers Award 2017: Celebrating Future Leaders ceremony was an outstanding occasion to hear a wide range of inspiring testimonies from young adults from overcoming being a refugee to caring for disabled or homeless. Hosted by Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, a number of parliamentarians warmly congratulated their constituents while presenting their awards.
'Prevention of Radicalisation' has been a recurrent theme of Universal Peace Federation UK programmes in recent years. During this event, kindly hosted by Baroness Verma in the House of Lords, Dr Emmanuel Dupuy offered a french perspective and included some of the recommendations of the French Senate Delegation report on 'The Local Authorities and the Prevention of Radicalisation' (published April 11, 2017). Humphrey Hawksley, Keith Best, Sheikh Dr Hojjat Ramzy and Dr Afzal Ashraf raised a range of perspectives and provoked contributions from the audience. (Video Playlist )
World Environment Day 2017, organised by Universal Peace Federation UK, featured speakers on different topics from renewable energy and GM foods to 'connecting with nature'. There some interesting questions and comments from the audience some of whom were also very knowledgeable. The theme of the meeting 'connecting with nature' was raised by speakers and the audience who shared their own profound experiences.