Inter-regional Dialogue Addressing Critical Challenges: Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) has a worldwide reach. From 7 to 9 September 2016, representatives of three regions—Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa—will gather in London to develop the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP). Featuring 30 parliamentarians among 140 participants coming to London from over 40 nations, the conference will enable a genuine dialogue from nations rich and poor, from Christian, Muslim and Jewish as well as many other cultural and religious perspectives. This follows the pattern of inter-regional conferences held this year in Nepal, Burkina Faso and South Korea.
Please also see: UPF International Conference In London September 7 - 9
International Leadership Conference
Inter-regional Dialogue Addressing Critical Challenges
Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa
London, United Kingdom September 7 to 9, 2016
At 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.
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
The 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.
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.