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|Africa Day 2012|
|By Robin Marsh|
|Thursday, 10 May 2012|
Africa Day 2012
5:30 pm, Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 Committee Room 4A, House of Lords
Hosted by Lord King of West Bromwich Patron of Universal Peace Federation – UK
Brigadier James Ellery CBE, (Former UN Forces Chief of Staff, Sierra Leone)
Mr. Aliu Bello (Formerly with UNICEF Afghanistan, Nigeria and Ghana)
'Peace and Development in Africa: the Role of Africans in Diaspora'.
Ms. Belinda Atim (Independent Consultant on Global Health and Development Issues)
‘Human Development Issues in Uganda and in East Africa’.
Mr. Ashley Crosthwaite, International Relief Friendship Foundation – UK (IRFF-UK)
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) has a policy to support certain UN Days each year. With this in mind we are celebrating UN Africa Day. This has special significance to UPF, because The African Union in particular held an event last year, in partnership with UPF International in Manhattan, New York at which event we had the honour to hear the UN Secretary General speak.
At our event in London, we are looking at the development of different areas of Africa. We want to examine the obstacles for development as well as the opportunities for progress. We are very grateful to have secured speakers from a variety of viewpoints and experiences of Africa.
The speakers include:
Brigadier James Ellery CBE: In 1999 he established a new United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2001 -2003 he was the Chief of Staff of the United Nations Force which re-established control of Sierra Leone, he was the Head of the United Nations Mission in Southern Sudan for one year and currently a Director of Aegis Defence Services.
We look forward to your positive response – it would be great if you could RSVP please to
Tel: +44 (0)2072620985
Robin Marsh, Secretary General, UPF-UK,
Universal Peace Federation – UK
Office Tel: 02072620985 www.uk.upf.org
UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations