A statement from Keith Best, Universal Peace Federation - UK Chair of Trustees, regarding COVID-19.
The theme of this conference is achieving peace through interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values. For me the best extant example of interdependence is the EU which enables the tariff free movement of goods between member states and enables just in time delivery without the need for warehousing of spare parts.
Universal Peace Federation's (UPF) World Summit 2020 has gathered 7,000 people, from 171 nations including 100 plus former and current leaders, religious leaders, businessmen, and Nobel Laureates. It will also commemorate the centennial birthday of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, the 60 the anniversary of the Moon’s holy wedding, and the 77th Birthday of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.
The 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize was awarded to President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal and Bishop Munib A. Younan, the International Honorary President of Religions for Peace. Marking the centenary of the founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon, a special Founders' Centenary Award was presented to former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The International Media Association for Peace was inaugurated during the Universal Peace Federation World Peace Summit 2020.
Despite the global panic around the coronavirus outbreak, 7,000 heads of state, entrepreneurs, academics, media and religious leaders journeyed to Korea from February 3-5 for Universal Peace Federation guided peace talks to contribute their expertise to bringing solutions to conflict on every level of society. (Photo credit: Graeme Carmichael)
The annual Peace Council for Universal Peace Federation UK gathered on December 7th to celebrate, reflect and strategise. From a network of activists, branch leaders and supporters of UPF many came to share their ideals and the quest for peace. UPF's recent charity status featured high on the topics to celebrate on the day.