The Session 'Peace and Development in the Balkans: The Role of Business, Entrepreneurs and Investors' was graced with the presence of a number of regional former Heads of State in audience. The panel was composed of three former Ministers of Finance. Many on the panel had experience in international financial institutions.
A Universal Peace Federation World Summit was convened in Europe for the first time on October 25 - 27th, when the Co-Founder of UPF, Dr Hak Ja Han Moon, 16 former Heads of State, 400 Summit dignitaries from 50 nations, with 15 partner organisations, gathered in Tirana, Albania.
Universal Peace Federation - UK (UPF-UK) has been recognised as a Charity by the UK Charity Commission. Briefly summarised, the agreed Objects of the charity are: First, the promotion of national and international conflict resolution and reconciliation. The second set of objects are to promote racial and religious harmony and peaceful co-existence between people of different religions, cultures, races and nations. (For the detail read more below.)
UPF’s Southeast Europe region will host a program on Peace, Security and Human Development in Tirana, Albania, Oct. 25-27. There will also be the launch of the International Summit Council for Peace Europe Branch, Youth and Students for Peace Rally, Peace Road Balkans & Family Festival and Blessing Ceremony.
The 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Award will be presented to two worthy individuals: H.E. Macky Sall, current president of Senegal, and Bishop Dr. Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Palestine. A Founders’ Award will be presented to former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea. This is in commemoration of the the centenary of UPF Co-Founder, the late Rev Dr Sun Myung Moon. ow.ly/mLH950wCFTU
The panel came together as the reality of another deal which had been agreed between the European Union and the United Kingdom faces the other required steps of a process. While we are in a fundamentally different place than even two days ago, the relationship between the EU and the UK, tricky in the best of times, must negotiate further delicate territory. Video Link
The United Nations' theme of the Culture of Peace has been supported by the Universal Peace Federation and its Founders, Father and Mother Moon. This evening highlighted perspectives on the vision of 'Building a Culture of Peace' from Hon. Faisal Karim Kundi, former Deputy Speaker of Pakistan who is visiting the UK, Keith Best QC, Chair of UPF-UK's Board and Robin Marsh, UPF-UK Secretary General.