French Translation of the 4D Charter for World Peace
Our members and supporters will be pleased to know that we have received a translation of 4D for World Peace in French. Thanks to Mladen Jakopovich a committee member of Uniting for Peace who have been instrumental in getting it done.
Uniting for Peace is supporting SMK in helping to find a campaigner for their SMK campaigner award 2013. For full details click here
Italian Translation of the 4D Charter for World Peace
Our members and supporters will be pleased to know that we have received a translation of 4D for World Peace in Italian. Thanks too for Mladen Jakopovich a committee member of Uniting for Peace who have been instrumental in getting it done. Translations in Hindi, Italian and French are being prepared
Our members and supporters will be pleased to know that we have received a translation of 4D for World Peace in Croato-Serbian. Thanks too for Mladen Jakopovich a committee member of Uniting for Peace who have been instrumental in getting it done. Translations in Hindi, Italian and French are being prepared
On 24th April 2013, in Houses of Parliament, United Kingdom Peace Index (UKPI) was launched. Vijay Mehta, Chair of Uniting for Peace (UfP) and Crystal Jones, UfP Media Relations and Content editor joined the event.
Steve Killelea, founder of Global Peace Index gave a presentation exploring the fabric of peace in UK from 2003 to 2012. The UK Peace Index shows that the UK is 11 per cent more peaceful now than it was 10 years ago, with a sharp decline in homicide and crime. [Read report]
Report of Uniting for Peace Spring Conference and AGM 2013
Linking 2Ds: Democracy and Development for Global Peace
A large gathering of members and supporters of Uniting for Peace gathered at Wesley’s Chapel on Saturday 20th April to take part in Uniting for Peace AGM and Spring Conference 2013. The event started with a welcome address by Chair, Vijay Mehta. After that, tributes were paid to Uniting for Peace late President, Lord Peter Archer, Peer and Solicitor General for 1974-1979 and a much respected parliamentarian. Brian Cooper, Frank Jackson and Vijay Mehta praised the outstanding work of Lord Archer on peace, human rights and interfaith work. [Read full Report]
On Friday 29th March 2013, Vijay Mehta gave an interview to Tarmak Media to be broadcasted on Al Nahar TV, an Egyptian Satellite Channel viewed in 23 Arab countries.
The interview focused on Vijay Mehta’s commitment to pacifism and his views on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan including militarism and solution to present multiple crisis.
The full interview will be available soon.
Warwick Hub Book Discussion Event
A book discussion on Vijay Mehta’s book ‘The Economics of Killing’ hosted by Warwick Hub, Warwick University took place at Warwick Campus, Coventry on 5th March, 2013. The event kicked off with showing the film Change the World followed by a 20 minute talk by Vijay on the core message of the book, followed by vibrant Q/A session.
Among the engaging questions asked – Hasan raised a question of reasons for western countries for endlessly engaging in military interventions.
Salonee Jaidhara asked about globalisation and it’s affect on the bottom billion.
One of the interesting question asked by another student was capitalism and peace – are they compatible?
It was a very good networking opportunity and we had a lot of feedback.
Uniting for Peace's President Lord Peter Archer's memorial Service
took place in the House of Lords.
On Tuesday 12th February a number of MPs, peers and representatives from civil society took part in a memorial to The Rt Hon the Lord (Peter) Archer of Sandwell, QC at The Robing Room, House of Lords. Lord Archer’s wife, Lady Margaret, universally known as Miff, and son John were present at the memorial. [Read more...]
Arms and the merchants of death
Feb 03, 2013 - Sreeram Chaulia
Vijay Mehta's book The Economics of Killing was reviewed in the Asian Age.
Destructive spirals spun by the international weapons trade intensify war and bloodshed. Who are the kingpins of the arms-exporting business and why have they not been brought to book for endangering international peace and security? In a radical new book, The Economics of Killing...[Read more...]
UnitingforPeace Chair Vijay Mehta giving educational & inspirational talk in Oxford on 25th of January 2013, on his recently published book 'The Economics of Killing: How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World'
Students from a number of colleges of Oxford University gathered at Turl Street Kitchen Oxford to hear Vijay Mehta's talk hosted by Oxford Hub. The event was oranised by Will Duncan and the team of Oxford Hub. In his talk Vijay conveyed the core messages of his book The Economics of Killing. The event started by showing a film 'Change the World' which is based and inspired by Vijay Mehta's book. The talk followed by a vibrant Q/A session. Among the audience present were Millius Palayiwa Director of Fellowship of Reconcilliation England, Ravi Kumar of UNA Birmingham and Jack from Bristol.
Conference on International Peace and Human Rights in Chicago
Vijay Mehta addressed an International Peace Conference hosted by Northwestern University illinois, Chicago on 17 - 19 January 2013
Vijay Mehta addressed an International Peace Conference hosted by Northwestern University Illinois, Chicago on 17 - 19 January 2013. The title of the conference was 'Human Rights and International Peacekeeping: From Military Intervention to Local Anti-Violence Efforts.' It was an excellent conference, well organised, with distinguished speakers, including Arthur Boutellis, Tom Crick, Fabienne Hara, Ambassador Robert Chatterton Dickson, Dove Pressnall, Tom Oliver and Vijay Mehta. As over the three days Vijay realised how much more work peace activists have to do for reducing violence and making a peaceful world. If the ideas presented in the conference, on peace keeping, protection of Human Rights and UN Reforms are followed, it will go a long way in solving some of the seemingly intractable problems we face today. The outstanding efforts of NCUHR in hosting the International Peace and Human Rights Conference is an example of building a world full of peace and justice...Read Vijay Mehta's relection on the conference.
The Economics of Killing Book by Vijay Mehta Now Translated and Available in Korean Language
Vijay Mehta's recently published book The Economics of Killing: How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World has now got a Korean translation. For further information please visit the Korean Publisher Kaemagowon's website
For translating the page to English please use Google Translator
Reflections on India Visit 2012 - Book Launches and Peace Award From left-to-right: Jeroninio Almeida, Soma Das, Vijay Mehta, James Brazier, Dr. Radhakrishnan
Vijay Mehta’s India trip was for two weeks in November 2012 where three book discussions of The Economics of Killing took place in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. During the stay, he also received a peace and justice award from iCONGO (Indian Confederation of NGO’s www.icongo.in) [Read more...][Photo Gallery]
iCONGO (Indian Confederation of NGO’s) has selected Vijay Mehta, Chair of Uniting for Peace, as the Global Indian Karmaveer Puraskaar. [Read more...]
House of Commons Meeting on Middle East is Peace Possible?
From left-to-right: Brian Cooper, Marwan Darweish, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Vijay Mehta and Tim Llewellyn
The conference in House of Commons took place on Thursday 8th of November 2012 at 6pm. The title of the conference was "Middle East - Is Peace Possible ?"
The distinguished speakers gave talks and explored obstacles and strategies to establishing peace in one of the most war-torn region of the world [Read more...]
The Economics of Killing Book Discussion - Bristol University
On Tuesday 23rd of October Vijay Mehta gave a talk at Bristol University. The talk was about the book discussion of 'The Economics of Killing' . The meeting started by showing the film 'Change The World' which explores the 4D for World Peace Campaign launched by Uniting for Peace in 2012. After that Vijay Mehta and Students of Bristol University had a discussion on the book 'The Economics of Killing'. For full speech of Vijay Mehta [Read more...]
Friends House London Conference on 'Called To Be Peacemakers - Money Power and Peace..What Are You Living For?'
From left-to-right: Diana Frances, Millius Palayiwa and Vijay Mehta
Diana Frances, Millius Palayiwa and Vijay Mehta were keynote speakers at conference called to be Peacemakers' on 20th October Saturday at Friends House. The title of the conference was 'Money, Power, and Peace...what are you living for ? There was a very vibrant participation and Q&A session in the morning. In the afternoon session a number of workshops took place which inspired young people to be messengers of peace. [Read Vijay Mehta's Lecture...] and [View photos of the event]
The Economics of Killing Book Review on India Infoline
Vijay Mehta's book The Economics of Killing review appeared on 15th of October 2012 on India Infoline [Read more...]
The Economics of Killing Book Discussion - University of Sussex
Over 100 students attended a book launch discussion of Vijay Mehta's book The Economics of Killing at University of Sussex International Relations Society on 4th October 2012 Read the lecture and see event photos.
The Economics of Killing Book Review by Linda Hartling
Linda Hartling, Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies has reviewed Vijay Mehta (Chair of Uniting for Peace) book 'The Economics of Killing' [Read more...]
The book review in the Canadian National Newspaper
The Canadian National Newspaper reported on Erskine Childers Lecture 2012 held in Hilton Hotel London and also on Vijay Mehta's book The Economics of Killing as a headline news on 28th September posted by Ameer Tarin [Read more...]
The Economics of Killing Book Review by Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre
The Economics of Killing Book Vijay Mehta's book review on The Economics of Killing appeared in the Peace and Justice News, Edinburgh September 2012 issue [Read more...]
Inner Peace to Global Peace - UN International Day of Peace Lecture - Liverpool - 21st September 2012
To read Vijay Mehta's latest speech "Inner Peace to Global Peace"which he delivered on the 21st September UN International Day of Peace. [Read more...]
Vijay Mehta's Article in Ceasefire Magazine - September 2012
Vijay Mehta's latest article appeared in Ceasefire Magazine on 12th of September titled: Analysis | A dictator’s best friend: Corruption, War and the West [Read More...]
2012 Annual Erskine Childers Lecture - Hilton London
Uniting for Peace had its 2012 Annual Erskine Childers Lecture on 10th September attended by over hundred people at the Hilton London Euston. Jan Pronk, the keynote speaker gave a excellent and thought provoking lecture and afterwards the meeting ended with a vibrant Q&A session. To read the lecture [Read more..]
For photos of the lecture [Click here]
The Economics of Killing Book Review on Specterzine - September 2012
Vijay Mehta's book review on The Economics of Killing appeared in the Spectrezine haunting Europe on
5 September 2012 [Read more...]
The Arms Trade - Vijay Mehta's Article in Resurgence - September/October 2012 issue
Please read Vijay Mehta's article "The Arms Trade " published in 'Resurgence & Ecologist' in Issue 274 September/October 2012 • A Shared Agenda. [View article]
Vijay Mehta's Press TV Interview - On the 67th anniversay of Hiroshima (6th of August 1945) the dropping of the first atomic bomb
On the 67th anniversay of Hiroshima (6th of August 1945) the dropping of the first atomic bomb Vijay Mehta gave a interview to PressTV [View Video]
Letter from Mayor of Hiroshima - Peace Declaration 6th of August 2012
Mayor of Hiroshima Matsui Kazumi sent a Peace Declaration from the city of Hiroshima
8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945. Our hometown was reduced to ashes by a single atomic bomb. The houses we came home to, our everyday lives, the customs we cherished—all were gone: “Hiroshima was no more. The city had vanished. [Read more...]