10 March | London | Uniting for Peace AGM & Spring Conference 2018
Uniting for Peace AGM & Spring Conference 2018
Sat 10 March
AGM 10:30 - 11:45
Conference 12:00 - 17:00
49 City Road
Organised by: Uniting for Peace »
There are many peace organisations doing exemplary work on single issues like abolition of war, ending arms trade, nuclear disarmament, poverty reduction, countering terrorism and extremism, violations of human rights and mitigation of climate change. However, their impact is not fully realised as goal of achieving peace is the same, we do not most of the time work together. As we live in an interdependent world, with more and more global threats and challenges, we need to work together in a concerted and united way to tackle the interlinked global issues through peace activism.
Instead of focusing on thematic forums such as militarism, water, migration or nuclear disarmament, how about if all these numerous organisations worked together to search a common ground in unity to build citizen power, a force to reckon with and work together for building a momentum for change. The purpose of working together is to transform violent conflict, advance human development, promote just and harmonious societies and protect the planet in a shorter span of time.
Expert speakers from Uniting for Peace and various peace, human rights and environmental organisations will examine these critical issues and explore how an atmosphere of working together can be built to tackle the root causes of wars, violence, terrorism, mitigating climate change crisis for building a peaceful world. Can we come up with a plan of common action towards this goal?
Chair - Rita Payne, President Emeritus, Commonwealth Journalists Association
Keith Best, Chair, World Federalist Movement
Jeremy Gilley, Founder, Peace One Day
Lindsey German, Convenor, Stop the War
Vijay Mehta, Author and Chair, Uniting for Peace
Caroline Millman/Sally Milne, PeaceJam UK
Clive Wilson, Author and Chair, UNA Harrogate
Anthony Russell/Luke Addison, The Chandos Foundation / PeaceJam
Hur Hassnain, Evaluation and Monitoring Officer, Y Care International