Peace and Development

Session One PanelThe Chair, the President of the 33rd General Conference of UNESCO and Counsellor Delegation of Oman to UNESCO, H.E. Dr. Moosa Jaafar Hassan, began the session offering a few initial words stating that the need for a new vision means that we need new strategies while not excluding other global tests. To form those new strategies we need to involve intellectuals, religious, academics, civil society in the support of policymakers. Concluding the session he commented that ‘‘I hope that UNESCO can learn from UPF in the way that you are working for peace’

Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali the Patron of the Conference, had to travel to Egypt at the last moment and his speech was read by his secretary, Dr. Sonia Ramzi. In his speech he reflected that small conflicts by unarmed groups can cause huge problems among civil populations. He referred to his initiative in 1992 to promote conflict prevention diplomacy and establish principles for conflict prevention. Photo Link

Dr Yong Cheon SongEuropean Leadership Conference

U.N.E.S.C.O.  Paris, April 11-13, 2012

Madame President of The General Conference, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests   Ambassadors for Peace, Ladies and Gentlemen! It is indeed a great honour and privilege for me to welcome you all here today on behalf of The Universal Peace Federation, a principle host and organiser of this European Leadership Conference being held here at UNESCO's Headquarters in Paris and focussed on this profound and vital theme of a "A New Vision for Peace & Human Development" 

As many of you will know, Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Women’s Federation for World Peace and a number of their affiliated organisations, have worked closely in support of U.N. activities and programmes around the world for many years and indeed are established as NGOs in consultative status with one or other of The U.N.'s constituent bodies. Photo Link

UNESCO BuildingOne of a European Leadership Conference Series

Under the Special Patronage of Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, United Nations Secretary General (1992-1996) and entitled, A New Vision for Peace and Human Development”  the conference will explore how to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by considering: Family and Good Governance, Africa at a Turning Point, Universal Values, Value-based Education for Global Citizenship and Human Development.

Imam Sajid - UNESCO'Islamic Human Development of Science and the Better Understanding of the Environment'

A lecture prepared for the Universal Peace Federation's European Leadership Conference in UNESCO Paris, "A New Vision for Peace and Human Development"

12th to 13th April 2012 at UNESCO Headquarters, Place de Fontenoy, Paris.

Human Development occurs all the time that a person is alive in any nation or culture. Although it is believed that the issues of development are more relevant for those who are considered to be “less developed”. The Muslim world are the second largest in the world covering mainly 1.8 Billion Muslims but torn between forces of traditionalism and modernity. Some Muslim countries are in transition due to rise of Arab spring recently. Islamic culture is very rich as it has made a very valuable contribution in human development in science and better understanding of our world.


Sheridan Mangal“We need to restore people’s interconnectedness through reviving our sense of being part of a community”, concluded a small but enthusiastic group of nearly 20 Ambassadors for Peace and UPF associates who  convened at the Peace Embassy, Thornton Heath, on 17 March to explore the topic of Wellbeing and Sustainability. Introducing the theme, Lance Gardiner, as MC for the proceedings, highlighted Prime Minister David Cameron’s directive in November 2010 to the Office of National Statistics to devise measures of wellbeing which would eventually feed back into informing and directing national policy.

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Universal Peace Federation  and  Women's Federation for World Peace

European Leadership Conference



Enke Enkhjargal Danzanbaljir President of ADMWE

Enke Enkhjargal Danzanbaljir: President and Co-Founder

Association for the Development of Mongolian Women in Europe

Co-Sponsor of event with Universal Peace Federation - UK

12th March 2012

House of Lords

Good evening Your Excellency Baroness Sandip Verma, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Guests, and Speakers, Friends!

I am honored to speak today at this esteemed place about Women, Mongolian women.

First of all, using this opportunity, I would like to greet A Happy Mongolian New Year-The Year of the Dragon on behalf of the Mongolian community in Europe, especially women in the UK and I wish you Strong health, Success and Prosperity!

Secondly, A Happy International Women's Day to all the women, who have gathered here this evening.

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