Zambia: IAPP Orientation Seminar
by Fabrice Djimadoum, UPF Zambia
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in partnership with the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP), held a 3-day orientation seminar for Members of Parliament from 28th to 31st July, 2017 at Lake Safari Lodge in Siavonga.
A total of 45 participants including the area District Commissioner, UPF staff and journalists attended the seminar. Of these 25 are current Members of Parliament.
The seminar covered a wide range of topics including: – New Vision of Leadership; Foundation for Leadership; God’s Ideal of Peace; New Village Movement Program; The Root Cause of Conflict, Principles of Restoration and Peace; the Biography of Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon and International Peace Blessing Festival.
The seminar was officially opened by the UPF Zambia Chairman, the former Prime Minister of Zambia, Gen. Malimba N. Masheke who emphasized on peace as a bedrock of national development.
The IAPP Chairman, Hon. Prof. Geoffrey Lungwangwa echoed the call to peaceful development and gave a short report on inauguration of IAPP in February 2017 in South Korea.
UPF Secretary General Rev. Rudolf Faerber gave presentations on the peace philosophy of the founders of UPF, while Rev. Abdoulaye Wone gave the presentation on the success of the New Village Movement in Korea as a rapid development model.
Rev. Rudolf Faerber also gave a brief report and history of UPF activities and sister organizations established in Zambia since 1975.
All the members of parliament present were awarded with Ambassadors for Peace Certificates and each one was given a copy of True Father’s autobiography “As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen”.
On the second day in the afternoon, participants went on a boat cruise on the scenic Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume.
The Seminar was covered and broadcasted by several Media Houses.
At the end of the seminar the Members of Parliament made resolutions.