'Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in Europe: Focus on Prevention' December 5th, Brussels. This was hosted by the Universal Peace Federation - Europe, the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace, Human Rights Without Frontiers and Women's Federation for World Peace.
Thirty-five UPF members and guests gathered in Livingstone House, Bromley to launch a local branch of UPF in the Bromley region, which includes the boroughs of Lewisham, Bexley and Greenwich, serving over one million residents. In Bromley alone there are over 500 active charities and voluntary organisations: UPF’s task is to discover what could be our unique contribution to this community.
Universal Peace Federation UK held a Board of Directors meeting at 43 Lancaster Gate, London. It was a very good opportunity to discuss priorities and review a wide range of activities. There is a working draft calendar of events and some potential for opening new branches of UPF within the UK.
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – UK convened an event on the theme, ‘How Do We Stop The Next War?’ at its’ London HQ on the 21st September that is an annual commemoration of the value and significance of international peace. Humphrey Hawksley, writer, commentator and journalist, gave the keynote speech proposing themes from his upcoming book. Mark Brann, former Universal Peace Federation Europe Secretary General responded along with His Excellency Mr Sayakane Sisouvong, Ambassador of the Embassy of Laos, who commented in a personal capacity.
Universal Peace Federation-UK receives a certificate for its Partnership with Parliament Week over the last three years from the Speakers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. This is an appreciation for UPF's support of their aims of political engagement and empowerment. We held an event on the 'Decline of the Political Centre Ground' during Parliament Week 2016 last November. http://ow.ly/5nfD308rMql
We were very sad that people lost their lives or were seriously injured yesterday, particularly the unarmed Police Officer who was killed at a gate I have passed by many times. Those hurt were from many nations including the US, France, Romania, South Korea as well as the UK. The incident happened just before 3 pm. We were to have the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) International Women’s Day (IWD) event at 5.30 in Parliament passing through security from 5 pm. Some of our guests went early to Parliament and were held inside Parliament for several hours in lock down with all the Parliamentarians and their staff. We had to change our event to Lancaster Gate and catch as many people as possible very quickly when we heard the news. We had a wonderful programme commemorating International Women's Day.
You are cordially invited to an annual conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the Commonwealth in London. The conference will be in 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA. Amid a wide range of presentations, there will be a panel on ‘Radicalisation in the Commonwealth’ and themes such as ‘Post-Brexit Significance of the Commonwealth to the UK’ and the Celebration of Black History Month. A number of other prominent speakers and commentators will be participating. Humphrey Hawksley will make a presentation ‘Democracy, War and Leadership’