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The Three Leadership Lessons I Learned From Tawfik Bensaud
Written by Amira El-Houderi   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 04:27

AmiraHonourable members of the Parliament, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, I want to take this chance to remember a person who changed my perspective on leadership, in different ways. He was a very special person to many people who knew him. He was also able to inspire even those who never met him. I find it difficult to describe the essential truth about him as a person. 

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Youth Engagement in Politics - October 14th
Written by Robin Marsh   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 02:12

Gisela Stuart MPThis was a Youth UPF event hosted by the Rt Hon Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Energy and Climate Change and featuring current political figures, Gisela Stuart MP and Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons. 

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Japan-UK Friendship Forum in London
Written by Dr Yong Cheon Song   
Monday, 13 October 2014 06:20

Dr Yong Cheon Song

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Japan has introduced the wisdom and experiences of the post-war Europe that have enabled the current state of peace, integration of nations and freedom from dictatorial regimes. We have invited to Japan distinguished European leaders Dr. Werner Faaslabend, Austria’s longest-serving defense minister, and Dr. Walter Schwimmer, also Austrian politician and former secretary general of the Council of Europe.

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Introduction To UPF - October Meeting
Written by Robin Marsh   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 23:21

Intro to UPF OctoberThe monthly meeting to introduce the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) was held last night in the UPF-UK HQ in London. It featured a number of UPF friends and Ambassadors for Peace discussing informal partnerships for campaigns or conferences in areas of common concern. Charlotte Simon, Founder of Mothers of Congo, spoke of her appreciation of UPF through working together to raise awareness of the suffering of the people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. While Robin Marsh spoke of the activities of UPF, Margaret Ali explained the peacemaking principles that guide and inspire those activities. 

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Report AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN
Written by Justina Mutale   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 11:29

Yvonne Chaka Chaka - AFP Award

AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN

Yvonne Chaka Chaka, renowned world singer from South Africa, gave a powerful intelligent speech at the House of Lords London. Hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma, Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Convened by Justina Mutale, Jacque Onalo and Deborah Owhin. Members of the "POWER 14" consortium of Diaspora Women Leaders in association with the Universal Peace Federation.

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Africa Rising - The Role of Diaspora African Women Featuring Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Written by Robin Marsh   
Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:09

Yvonne Chaka ChakaToday in Parliament there was an event featuring Princess Yvonne Chaka Chaka, UNICEF and Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador and co-hosted by a number of groups including the Universal Peace Federation - UK. Justina Mutale and POWER 14 have been organising this programme as part of Black History Month. The event will be hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Energy and Climate Change. Below are the biographies for the speakers. (Photo of Justina Mutale, Baroness Verma and Yvonne Chaka Chaka in the House of Lords courtesy photographer695 More Photos Link)

YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA known as the Princess of Africa, Yvonne is a South African Superstar and legendary singer with 30 years in the music industry, boasting twenty two albums, with many Platinum and Gold hit records, making her one of Africa's most successful artists.

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Breaking the Slave Chain
Written by Youth UPF   
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:14

Breaking the Slave Chain'Breaking the Slave Chain' a Youth UPF and ABSoc event in SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London last night. Humphrey Hawksley (BBC World Affairs Correspondent), Hannah Bruce (Ethical Trading Initiative), Colleen Theron (Stop the Traffik)

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