Youth UPF encourages, sponsors and organises many types of events as well as focussing on leadership training for global citizenship.
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.
PRESS RELEASE: Launch of a Youth Interfaith Council
28th November, 2012
Room 4, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW
Hosted by Lord King of West Bromwich, Patron of UPF
On the 28th of November, 2012, in the House of Lords, we had a splendid event, the very first Youth Committee to launch a Youth Interfaith Council in the House of Lords, we were graced by the presence of two members of House of Lords. 56 Attendees, there were quite a number of new guests some of whom were attending their first Interfaith event.
http://www.giveforyouth.org/microprojects/support-youth-interfaith-council/ -> Youth Interfaith Council ( Study and learn from your traditions together and make statements on national topic that affect young people.).
http://www.giveforyouth.org/microprojects/an-evening-with/ ->An Evening With... (Invites successful people that will inspire youth with motivation, way to overcome obstacles, what drove them & how they could get to where they are).
The 'Evening With' Professor Akiko Yamanaka was held on Tuesday 23rd October at SOAS, University of London. Professor Yamanka is a visiting professor at Cambridge University. Whilst being an accomplished academic, Professor Yamanaka was able to become a high ranking official in the Liberal Democrat Party of Japan. She rose to be the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in Japan (2005-2006), and is currently a Professional By-Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University and Visiting Professor at the Science Academy of Chiba University of Commerce. She is Member of the Advisory Group on International Peace Cooperation for Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Advisor for Research of the Japan Institute for International Policy Studies and Board Member of the Global Partner Forum 2010. Professor Yamanaka has held numerous academic positions throughout Japan including at the United Nations University and Hokkaido University, in addition to international postings in Germany, Sweden, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom. She has had a long-term presence in the National Diet of Japan as Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, specialising in diplomacy, security issues, peace building and crisis management. She holds the OISCA Award in recognition of her contributions to Asia and has also been awarded the International Soroptimist Japan’s “Sen Kyoko Prize” for her contributions to international understanding.