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Universal Peace Federation – UK Dinner Thursday July 2nd

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on June 17, 2015

Universal Peace Federation – UK Dinner

43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

6.30 pm, Thursday, 2nd July, 2015

We would like to invite you to a Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Dinner on July 2nd at 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA. Please join us to celebrate the work and the ideals of UPF. It is £30 for a ticket to join us for a wonderful evening with Great Music, featuring singer – songwriter, Tally Koren, and a young musicians group called “Music Loving Family”, amongst

others. Sheikh Dr Hojjat Ramzy, a UPF Director, will be conducting an Auction extraordinaire with some wonderful items.

During the evening Keith Best, also a Director will be speaking about UPF’s ideals as well as his experience of 30 years of public service. Keith, a former MP, is the Chair of the Executive Committee of the World Federalist Movement from 1987. He has been the director of Prisoners Abroad between 1989-1993. In 1993, he became Chief Executive of the Immigration Advisory Service. In 2003, he was named among the most influential top one hundred people in public services in the UK. In the beginning of 2011 he became the CEO of Freedom from Torture.

​We hope you can join us for a great evening to celebrate the values that bring us together to have an impact on this world.

Tickets can be obtained through this linkor by sending us a cheque payable to Universal Peace Federation, 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Marsh, UPF-UK Secretary GeneralMobile: 07956210768

Margaret Ali, UPF-UK Director – Mobile: 07723024750

Joyce Suda, UPF-UK DirectorMobile: 07903311052

Office: 02072620985 Email: pa

Twitter: @ukUPF

UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations


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Eritrea: Business Ethics, Migration and Trafficking 6 pm 15th June, London

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on June 10, 2015

Solicitors International Human Rights Group (SIHRG) & Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – UK

Eritrea: Business Ethics, Migration and Trafficking

Monday, 6pm, 15th June, 2015

43 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NA

You are cordially invited to Eritrea: Business Ethics, Migration and Trafficking. This is the third part series on Eritrea and the development of Business and Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility. This panel discussion will look at the key issues facing Eritrea from the development of its natural resources through to migration and trafficking.

Introduction & Welcome: Robin Marsh, Sec. Gen. UK-UPF Chair: Ruby Sandhu, Vice Chair of SIHRG

Mr Todd Romaine, VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Nevsun Resources Limited. Todd will discuss business operations in Eritrea and the recent CSR Report and the company’s vision to generate shared prosperity through its business operations. This objective means much more than just generating economic benefit. It also means protecting the safety and health of employees, mitigating environmental impacts from its activities, respecting the human rights of its workers and the residents of the communities in which it operates, and contributing to the sustainable development of those communities.

Lloyd Lipsett, LKL International. Lloyd is an international human rights lawyer with over 15 years of experience working with leading companies, governments, national human rights institutions, civil society organisations and indigenous peoples. He has developed a niche in the field of human rights impact assessment with a focus on extractive industry projects and free trade agreements. He has special expertise on indigenous peoples rights, economic, social and cultural rights and stakeholder engagement.

Indira Kartallozi, Chrysalis Family Futures. Indira is the founder and director of Chrysalis Family Futures – a social enterprise that stands for protection and empowering of human and socio-economic rights of vulnerable and marginalised families and children. Indira has 15-year experience and on issues of migration and human rights. Her work with Chrysalis Family Futures has taken her to various countries in Africa, Europe and Latin America.

Simon Tesfamariam, Trafficking in Eritrea. Simon is the founder and director of the Red Sea Institute, an Asmara-based think tank, whose mission is to advance sustainable peace, economic development, and social progress in the Red Sea Basin and Horn of Africa sub-region. He is an active blogger on Eritrean issues and has written extensively on human trafficking and migration. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington and is currently a student at Duke University School of Medicine.

Closing Remarks: Robin Marsh

Venue: 43 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NA Monday, 15 June 2015
6pm: Registration 6.30pm: Event starts

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Celebration of Africa Day 2015, 6.30 pm, 4th June

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on June 1, 2015


Universal Peace Federation – UK

Celebration of Africa Day 2015:

The Inspiring Things To Learn From, Or See Developing, In Africa

6.30 pm, 4th June 2015

43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

Speakers Include:

Justina Mutale: African Role Model and Women of the Year 2012

Pauline Long: Founder BEFFTA Awards, Media Figure

Charlotte Simon: Founder Mothers of Congo

Rukayat Aderewa Basaru: True African Heritage Media

We are honoured to invite you to attend a celebration of Africa Day 2015. We are happy to share this day with our friends and partners in the event. There are more full biographies below. Africa Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a fast growing continent. There are many inspirational examples from nations like Botswana that is relatively free of corruption and has free education and health due to a growing economy based on diamonds. The family culture, (which really means the extended family) that is prevalent throughout Africa. The religious nature of African people. The music and foods of different parts of the African continent, which always creates a welcoming atmosphere. The world comes to Africa for minerals and other resources. There is so much more to Africa to learn from and gain inspiration.

UPF International celebrates Africa Day each year. Several times this has been in the Manhattan Centre in New York with the UN Secretary General, Ban, Ki-Moon. It reflects the partnership between the African Union and UPF. There will be African food, music, cultural wisdom, story-telling and clothes.

Please come and celebrate with us. Kindly RSVP to reserve your place.

Warm regards,

Robin Marsh: UPF-UK Secretary General Mobile: 07956210768
Margaret Ali: UPF-UK Director Mobile: 07723024750
Joyce Suda: UPF-UK Director Tel: 07903311052

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – UK

Office: 02072620985


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Biographies of Speakers:

Justina Mutale:

Acclaimed as one of the most influential and inspirational women of African origin, Justina Mutale is the AFRICAN WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2012, an honour bestowed upon Justina on the same platform as Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa as well as the former President of Malawi, The Rt. Hon. Joyce Banda and the former female Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, The Hon. Thokozani Khupe. Justina is also Honorary Ambassador for Gender Equality, a UPF Ambassador for Peace and a Spokesperson for the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S THINK TANK, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA. Founder of POSITIVE RUNWAY, Global Catwalk to stop the spread of HIV, Justina has been featured as a Hero in the Capital Finance International Journal, which brings coverage and analysis of the drivers behind change by combining the views of leading multilateral and national organizations with thought leadership from some of the world’s top minds. Having gained global recognition for her ability, as a public personality to use her status to potentially influence the thinking of both Africans and non-Africans alike, Justina is featured among the 365 of Africa’s most respected names, well-known faces, and influential voices who inspire the future, motivate the young generation, and raise the profile to positively alter the perceptions of Africa and Africans around the world.

Pauline Long:

The Mother of two and entrepreneur was recently listed in the Black Women in Europe Power List as the most powerful and inspirational black women in Europe.

Pauline Long is the founder of Europe’s biggest award ceremony, the BEFFTA AWARDS, that celebrates and honours black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts. She is also the founder of Mr and Miss East Africa UK. She is a UPF Ambassador for Peace. As a passionate community personality and philanthropist, she mentors many youth in the industry and supports unsigned artists through her award-winning film studio, East End Studios. She hosts the Pauline Long show, a premier global TV talk show with a global audience broadcasting live from London on SKY 182-BEN TV, discussing current issues, politics, economy, beauty, fashion, entertainment, film, charity and more.

Charlotte Simon:

Charlotte Simon-Bongumba founded the Mothers of Congo to highlight both the horrors of mass rape and war crimes in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ( She has called for the end to impunity for those who have committed rape or war crimes in the last 18 years in DRC. She has supported her daughter’s efforts to fund clinics in eastern DRC that deal with the victims of sexual violence. (

Mrs Simon-Bongumba was presented with Ambassador for Peace award, BEFFTA Award and the ‘African Achievers Award for Woman’s Empowerment’ for the ‘life changing work for the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo both home and abroad in an area as critical as sexual violence. As an individual and through the work of Mother of Congo your desire and practical commitment to transforming the destinies of women who have suffered horrific crimes has become a source of inspiration, hope and empower for many.’


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