Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK

UPF Peace Council

From 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday, 8th December

@ 43 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NA


It is our tradition to end the year with an UPF's annual Peace Council. I hope that you can join us for December 8th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, in order to strategise for the coming year and share about the good projects and activities that you are doing. If you have a successful project or a model of good practice that others can learn from please contact us. There will be a chance for networking and learning from each other as well as updating ourselves on the plans and successes of UPF internationally.

UPF-UK Peace Council


8th December Draft Programme:

9:30 - 10:00 Registration and Refreshments

10:00 - 11:30 Opening Session

Lord KingWelcome: Lord King of West Bromwich UPF-UK Patron

Dr Yong Cheon Song: UPF President Europe

UPF Peace Values - Jack Corley: UPF -UK Chair UKAmbassador Dr Chalise

European Leadership Council conference series

12:00 - 1:00 UPF International

HE Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise: Ambassador of Nepal

(Photo Right)

Introduction Video

Mark Brann UPF Europe Secretary General: UPF International Updates

1:00 - 2:30 Lunch

2:30 - 4:00 UPF - UK Activities

Youth UPF - Interfaith Council, 'Evening With', Character Education and Human Rights

UPF - UK 2012 Reports

Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Charlotte Simon  (On Right on Photo)european parliament dec 5th

Friends of UPF Activities in Libya:

Mr. Ahmed Shebani, Founder: Democratic Party of Libya

Amira Al-Haderi: Lawyers for Justice in Libya 'Destoori' (“My Constitution” in Arabic)

UPF-Scotland Annual Visit to Several African Nations inc. Zambia and Uganda

Other Reports

4:00- 4:30 Ambassador for Peace Awards Hon. Doudou Diene AFP Award

Concluding Remarks


Youth UPF, whose representatives will make a presentation, has made inspiring progress during 2012 developing its own programme of events with the 'Evening With' series interviewing inspirational figures, conflict resolution and human rights training courses, human rights campaigns and the, soon to be inaugurated, Youth Interfaith Peace Council. Many of those active in Youth UPF have received the Youth Achievement Awards that is held in July each year.

There will be a presentation on activities that UPF-UK is supporting to highlight the injustices, to assist healing and to promote reconciliation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

There will be a Christmas style lunch with all the allowances for different food requirements. The cost of the one day event is £10, inclusive of lunch, with £5 concessions for senior citizens and students. If you wish to take advantage of the once a year membership offer plus Annual Peace Council of £25 only which will include UPF membership of 2013, fee of £20.

If there are people who want to share some of their talents we may yet, have an informal impromptu entertainment!  We look forward to this programme and the chance to strategise and prepare together for 2013 which will be an important one for Universal Peace Federation.  Reply early to reserve your place. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday December 8th.

Robin Marsh Secretary General, UPF-UK  07956210768

Margaret Ali, Director, UPF-UK  07723024750

Joyce Suda, Director, UPF-UK  02072620985

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The Year 2012 Review

2012 has been a busy year in which UPF-UK has supported a series of conferences around Europe that have provided a wider forum for many of the issues we have featured in the UK in past events. The European Leadership Conference series convened in:

There have been UPF national and local events supporting United Nations Days and initiatives such as Holocaust Day, Global Interfaith Week, International Women's Day, International Family Day, UN Africa Day, International Peace Day in Oslo's Stortinget (Parliament) and Human Rights Day. There has been a continuation of the Forgiveness series of conferences that have been chaired by Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke for the last five years including Marina Cantacuzino's Forgiveness Project in both events this year.