It was with deep regret that all at Universal Peace Federation learned of the passing yesterday of our renowned former Prime Minister and dear friend Baroness Thatcher, after a stroke. We join with so many others around the nation and the entire world in mourning her passing and expressing our heartfelt condolences to her family - particularly her two children, Sir Mark Thatcher and Ms Carol Thatcher. Our thoughts and prayers at this sad time are with Lady Thatcher herself (may she truly rest in peace!) and with her surviving family! (Photo on left is Lady Thatcher meeting Dr Thomas Walsh, Universal Peace Federation International President, to receive a Leadership and Good Governance Award.)
United Nations International Women's Day 2013
Kindly Hosted by Mr Virendra Sharma MP
House of Commons, Wilson Room, Portcullis House
(Portcullis House, above Westminster Tube Station)
6:00 pm 13th March, 2013
You are cordially invited to celebrate the UN International Women's Day (IWD) 2013 organised by the Universal Peace Federation and its friends and supporting organisations. We are pleased to welcome Lady Fiona Hodgson CBE, who will have just returned from attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) conference in New York. She will give us some highlights on this year's CSW and also talk about the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations Initiative launched by the Foreign Secretary last May and which will be a focus for the G8 during the UK Presidency.
The UPF-UK Annual Peace Council was a full day of the ideals and the activities of the Universal Peace Federation worldwide. There were the ideals and values as expressed by European UPF President Dr Yong Cheon Song and UK UPF Chairman Jack Corley. The activities of local, national, European and other continents featured during the day. Mark Brann, UPF European Secretary General, summarised developments worldwide especially reporting on the development of the European Leadership Conference series and the North Korean Medical Project.
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:
Father Moon was a truly unique figure, who has left his mark on the world, on history and on the future, through his more than nine decades of service and sacrifice, based on living for the sake of others as a peace-loving global citizen. Father Moon's work and example touched all continents and countries and there are so many people better qualified than myself to reflect on different aspects of his unique contribution. However, Father Moon's teachings of peace, reconciliation and love are nowhere more relevant and needed than in his own beloved home country of Korea.
Unificationists and Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Ambassadors for Peace alike shared how they had been touched by the life of Father Moon in a Memorial Service in a London venue where he had spoken more than 35 years before. In a Sunday afternoon Memorial Service 600 people gathered to celebrate the life of Father Moon.
KCNA Video of Memorial Altar visited by important guests who bring a wreath from DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and they present a Korean Reunification Award to Father Moon for his many efforts for the unification of North and South Korea. KCNA video of the award ceremony.
International Chairman of the Universal Peace Federation, Rev. Hyung Jin Moon and Pyeonghwa Motors President Sang Kwon Park have traveled to North Korea this morning, September 7th. Both entered North Korea through Dorasan Inter-Korean Transit Office in the city of Paju in Gyeonggi-do at 8:25 am. The purpose of visiting North Korea is to receive condolences from relatives of Rev. Moon and the leadership of North Korea.
Jung Un Kim, First Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, sent a letter of condolence to the family of Rev. Moon on September 5th. Will North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visit the memorial altar of Rev. Sun Myung Moon at the World Peace Center in Pyongyang to show his respect to Rev. Moon and his family? Now, many citizens of Pyongyang, including the North Korea leaders, are offering their sympathies to and burning incense for Rev. Moon at the memorial altar.