United Nations International Day of Peace
September 21st, 2009
“We Must Disarm”
The UN International Day of Peace on September 21st at the UPF – UK Peace Centre, supporting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s theme for the day, “We Must Disarm”. The International Day of Peace is a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. This year the Secretary-General is calling on governments and citizens to focus on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Universal Peace Federation centres all around the world were supporting this event and included a declaration for this day that follows this report or by this link
Vijay Mehta, (below left Shanti Mehta and Vijay Mehta) Chair of World Disarmament Campaign and Action for UN Renewal, ‘Towards a world Free of Nuclear Weapons – can United Nations & civil society make it happen ?’ (Video Link)
He explained the world was overspending on war and underspending on peace and consequently how education and health budgets were suffering throughout the world. (Full speech link)
Prof. Bhupendra Jasani, (above right) King’s College London, Department of War Studies, is a specialist in Disarmament issues. He focused on the verification techniques that assist confidence building and facilitates disarmament. He illustrated the standard of currently commercially available satellite imagery and techniques for verification. He explained his impact on various Governments as well as the UN to improve verification methods and strategies. Video of his speech through link.
Verification Prof Jasani 210909 Please click on this link for the powerpoint presented by Professor Jasani.
Moeen Yaseen, (Below Left) Founder Global Vision 2000 an Islamic International Think Tank: ‘The Military Influence on our Global Economy and the Need for a Paradigm Shift’ Video of his speech through link.
Jack Lynes: (Above Right) “Peace – a Jewish Perspective and some Food for Thought and Action” (A personal view.)
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Cllr. Margaret Ali
Universal Peace Federation – UK www.uk.upf.org
UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations