THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN THE COMMONWEALTH 2 TAKES PLACE IN LONDON – OCT 12TH-14TH, 2016

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) Conference
Conference Venue 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2016
“Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the Commonwealth and the World”
(London; October 12th – 14th, 2016)
Held Parallel to the 60th BFI London Film Festival 2016)

Programme: http://uk.upf.org/ukupf/peace-and-development/802-cultural-diplomacy-and-the-commonwealth

We would like to invite you to next week’s conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2016. We look forward to seeing you during Wednesday, October 12th afternoon, 13th during the daytime, and October 14th morning.

You are cordially invited to an annual conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the Commonwealth in London. A substantial part of the conference will be in 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA. Amid a wide range of presentations, there will be panels on ‘Radicalisation in the Commonwealth’ and the ‘Post Brexit Significance of the Commonwealth to the UK’. Another theme will promote the October Celebration of Black History Month. A number of other prominent speakers and commentators will be participating. This will continue a series of events by UPF and ICD. For more information on the conference follow this link, Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (http://ow.ly/FHlo304U2v9)

The Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states, which covers almost a quarter of the world’s entire land area and serves as an influential regional player in global political, economic and cultural affairs. The Commonwealth has a rich and diverse experience of best practices in cultural diplomacy and for this reason serves as a good organization in which to hold an International Symposium. In addition, the Commonwealth constitutes a global community where all members have an equal voice regardless of their size and population. Such a community, with its shared values and history, is the ideal forum for fostering mutual understanding and cooperation through cultural exchange and open dialogue.

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore created the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth in order to build on this past experience and to formulate new initiatives, which will strengthen international relations and encourage cooperation between diverse communities based upon values of peace, democracy, human rights and the rule of law within the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth will address the most important issues related to cultural diplomacy in the region, and look for methods by which cultural bridges and dialogue can be improved between the Commonwealth and the rest of the world.

We look forward to meeting you and would appreciate your participation in the upcoming conference.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Marsh
Secretary General
Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – UK
Mobile: 07956210768
Office: 02072620985
www.uk.upf.org @ukUPF pa@uk.upf.org
UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the
Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
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