Youth UPF encourages, sponsors and organises many types of events as well as focussing on leadership training for global citizenship.
The Youth Achievement Awards 2013 presentation was an inspirational occasion featuring the sincere idealism of 12 young adults. Convened by the Universal Peace Federation and the Women's Federation for World Peace in the House of Commons, it was hosted by Mr Virendra Sharma MP who remained for the whole session despite his busy schedule. Photo Link Powerpoint Link
"It's true Jesus didn't use twitter but that doesn't mean we shouldn't", said Daniella Duvall, the Christian youth contributor to the Youth Interfaith Council that met last night to consider the 'Impact of Social Media on Faith Communities'. The event was hosted by Universal Peace Federation (UPF) -UK's Patron, Mr Virendra Sharma MP. He praised UPF for its work for community cohesion. He was especially pleased to see young people taking the stage for this event. There were prepared speeches from Christian, Muslim and Unificationist perspectives followed by a good discussion. A presentation by Ilaria Esposito who is on the Advisory Council for Youth on the Council of Europe, focussed on the 'No Hate-Speech Online Movement'.
As a part of the doing well and doing good project, Youth UPF hosted An Evening with former Attorney General, the Rt. Hon. Baroness Scotland QC. Baroness Scotland has led an illustrious career in which she became a barrister in 1977 before going on to become the first black-female member of the Queen’s Privy Counsel in 1991. She was given a life-time peerage from Tony Blair in 1997 before becoming the first black female government minister in 1999. In government she went on to hold the prestigious post of Attorney General in 2007, becoming the first woman in history to do so.