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‘Breaking the Slave Chain’ a Youth UPF

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on September 30, 2014

SOAS Event Photo 250‘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) and Chaired by Ollie Davies (Youth UPF Director). http://ow.ly/i/73zL9 http://bit.ly/1xwPN0f

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New Global Witness research shows EU must do more about conflict minerals

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on September 29, 2014

New Global Witness research shows EU must do more to reduce deadly #conflictminerals trade: http://t.co/aJeA9LM7N9 EU trade in tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (‘conflict minerals’ when sourced from DRCongo for example) was responsible for almost a quarter (€28.5 billion) of the global trade in tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold ores and metals, which was worth over €123 billion.

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Dr BK Modi Founder Global Citizen Forum with Dr.Thomas Walsh UPF International President

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on September 26, 2014

Dr B K Modi, Founder Global Citizen Forum, photo with Dr.Thomas G. Walsh, Universal Peace Federation President, Larry Beasley CEO & Pres & Thomas P.McDevitt Chairman of the Washington Times  http://t.co/UwP8ibIciA

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Dr B K Modi Founder of Global Citizen Forum:  http://lp.yuucore.net/gcf/founder.html

Dr Thomas Walsh UPF President http://www.upf.org

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Africa Rising conf The Role of the Diasp

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on September 26, 2014

Africa Rising conf The Role of the Diaspora African Woman bit.ly/1urj3nR #UPF inc. South African Singer, YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA #POWER14

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Press Release – YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA TO SPEAK AT AFRICA RISING CONFERENCE IN LONDON

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on September 24, 2014

Press Release (for immediate release)

Africa Rising - The Role of the Diaspor African WoMan Final Flyer 450YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA TO SPEAK AT AFRICA RISING CONFERENCE IN LONDON

South African Superstar and Legendary Singer, YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA will be in London next week. Ms Chaka Chaka, who is a UNICEF & Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador and Founder of Princess of Africa Foundation will hold the London premiere of her film: “A MOTHERLAND TOUR: A Journey of African Women with Yvonne Chaka Chaka” which will be screened in the wings of the 58th BFI London Film Festival.

Ms Chaka Chaka will also be a Keynote Speaker at the Conference on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIAPSORA AFRICAN WOMAN”, which will be hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma, Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament on Thursday 2nd October 2014. The Women’s Conference will discuss the role of women in the rise of Africa, with special focus on the need for the Diaspora African Woman to constructively engage with the current exciting and transformative moment in Africa’s history. The Conference aims to provide delegates an opportunity to gain insight and join discussions about the realities, obligations, obstacles and opportunities for the Diaspora African Woman in Africa Rising. The Conference has been convened by members of the “POWER 14″, who include Justina Mutale, Founder & CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY, who is also African Woman of the Year 2012 and Gender Equality Ambassador & Spokesperson for the International Women’s Think Tank; Jacqueline Onalo, Human Rights and Immigration Lawyer at R. Spio & Company Solicitors and a trustee of Community Development Initiatives (CDI); and Deborah Owhin, Gender Equality Specialist and Founder of Made Equal, a vision to engage, educate and empower people in their 20s and 30s in the campaign to eradicate gender inequality.

It is hoped that this Conference can provide an avenue for understanding and paving a way for African women, including those in the Diaspora, to play an integral part in the rise of the continent in the wake of Africa’s changing political, environmental; economic and social landscape; as well as in the United Nations Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda” says Justina Mutale. Read the rest of this entry »

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World is getting less peaceful. It is official!

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on September 21, 2014

World is getting less peaceful. It is official! The Global Peace Index research into costs and benefits of peace is very thorough. The eight pillars of peace for stable and resilient nations are very important to maintain. #peaceday #jcipeace14 Camilla Schippa http://bit.ly/1ubOgvo

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More than 800 million people suffer from hunger

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on September 17, 2014

#UN #FAO More than 800 million people – or 1 in 9 in world – suffer from hunger – down by 100 million in decade bit.ly/1qezVGI   #MDG halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 ‘still possible’

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