On Tuesday night there was a gathering of Ambassadors for Peace for fellowship and a presentation, followed by a discussion, of peace making principles. On Thursday evening there was a planning meeting for Youth UPF and an Introduction to Universal Peace Federation meeting. There was an explanation of the five peace principles promoted by UPF as a basis for collaboration with individuals and groups.
2015 Inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize Ceremony Launched Today for Dual Laureates H.E. Anote Tong, President of Kiribati, and Dr. Modadugu V. Gupta, Indian Fisheries Scientist:
The Sunhak Peace Prize is awarded annually to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the peace and well-being of future generations.
WAIT - UK and The International Relief & Friendship Foundation UK programmes in Africa were highlighted at a joint meeting with the Universal Peace Federation. A number of other programmes were advertised including Against All Odds run by Fikelephi Jackson, working in Malawi.
#ICD #UPF "The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the UN: Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace within the Commonwealth"
Institute of Cultural Diplomacy and Universal Peace Federation conference
Rape as a weapon of war has caused so much suffering that many people packed into a House of Lords Committee Room to hear an update on the campaign from the Prime Minister's Special Representative for the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Rt Hon Baroness Anelay DBE. Some had suffered sexual violence in conflict and provided powerful and shocking testimonies. Others shared their personal experiences of growing up where such experiences were common. They explained the tactics they were taught to avoid being raped even from the age of seven years old.
The Youth Achievement Awardees testimonies were again so inspiring and refreshing that those who may have wanted to leave could not pull themselves away. Held in Committee Room 10 of the House of Commons on July 8th, the award programme was hosted by Mr Virendra Sharma MP's office and kindly supported throughout by Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham.