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.
SEOUL, Korea – The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is dedicated to achieving world peace. UPF is an international and interreligious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from an international and inter-religious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from religion, government, civil society and the private sector. An NGO in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, UPF supports the work of the United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peacebuilding, character education, and the strengthening of marriage and family.
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Press release on the terrorist attacks of November 13th 2015 in Paris
Faced with the unprecedented violence which pummelled our country last night, the Universal Peace Federation calls for prayers for the many victims and we express our pain and our sympathy to their families. We are profoundly thankful toward our fellow citizens who are on the front line to protect our population and toward those who provided medical care to the injured, often at the risk of their life.
Three courses of Good Governance Education have been taught to groups in London and Brussels from the United Congolese Party(UCP). The President of the UCP,Mr Christian Malanga, requested these courses and was in the first group to advise on the content.
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“Refugees should be supported with respect, generosity and dignity,” affirmed Anca Anreopoulos, Regional Operations Manager for Migrant Help, on the occasion of UPF South London’s commemoration of the UN International Day of Peace. In resonance with the UN theme for this year’s commemoration: “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All”,