An Ambassador for Peace Award was presented to Mr Jamil O. Eniola, for his work in his home country of Nigeria. Mr Eniola founded the HEN Foundation which offers basic education, health care and, most importantly, empowerment, to young children in Nigeria. “We want to give them responsibility,” said Mr Eniola, “Everyone wants to restore their own dignity to, for example, take their family out of poverty.” Mr Eniola shared how he strives to be a peace-maker which is why UPF’s vision resonates with him. “Peace wants nothing,” he said, “We must understand each other as brothers and sisters.” He is deeply grateful that UPF have recognised his efforts in aiming to bring about peace. On looking to the future, he said: “My main ambition is to become someone who can make a positive impact and leave a legacy for others to follow.”
On the 27th January Universal Peace Federation (UPF) UK members and first-timers alike joined together for a consultation on the exciting new Migrant Leaders programme. Spearheaded by Elham Fardad, Migrant Leaders is a mentoring initiative that seeks to provide substantial support to young migrants with the ambition to succeed in their future career and life in the UK.
On the evening of the 7th February UPF members, Ambassadors for Peace and newcomers gathered for the annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. In light of recent events in Myanmar and elsewhere, the focus this year is 'Considering a Principled, Interfaith Approach to Discrimination and Ethnic Cleansing.'
Distinguished speakers attended a conference hosted by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF - UK) and the Women’s Federation For World Peace UK in collaboration to promote gender equality and the elimination of violence against women.
The Sheffield Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Branch was launched on November 26th 2017 by Peter Ljasevits. He had been praying about setting up an interfaith type, peace dialogue group in Sheffield for a long time, maybe years. Frustrated by the lack of activities he finally chose a date and just committed himself to the event and went for it!!! (Photo Link )
'Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in Europe: Focus on Prevention' December 5th, Brussels. This was hosted by the Universal Peace Federation - Europe, the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace, Human Rights Without Frontiers and Women's Federation for World Peace.