YEARLY REPORTS

2007

Women, Peace and Security .pdf

Elizabeth MacKeith:
A Tea Party to mark her past and continuing work for the United Nations Association .pdf
Photographs from the party


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    Elizabeth MacKeith: A Tea Party to mark her past and continuing work for the United Nations Association

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    Elizabeth MacKeith: A Tea Party to mark her past and continuing work for the United Nations Association

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    Elizabeth MacKeith: A Tea Party to mark her past and continuing work for the United Nations Association


The Ahtisaari proposal for Kosovo: a path to integration or stalemate? .pdf

"New Challenges for the United Nations and its Member States" .pdf
HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal

Annual General Meeting .pdf

Annual Report .pdf

2006

When the Security Council fails to act .pdf
Professor Francoise Hampson, University of Essex, Mr Zvi Rav-Ner, Minister, Embassy of Israel, Mr Alexander Sternik,
Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation

"The new Human Rights Council: is the UN reform programme on course?"
Professor Peter Willetts, Professor of Global Politics, City University

Liberia: Nation Building in a troubled region .pdf
Alan Doss
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Liberia

Time for common sense in the UN's drugs policy: but will the UN and its member states dare to listen? .pdf
Professor Cindy Fazey, Grantley Haines

Stories from the Field - UN Film Festival .pdf

Annual Report 2006 .pdf

2005

Middle East Peace Process .pdf

Service to mark 60th anniversary of the United Nations, St Paul's Cathedral 24th October 2005

The Cathedral, filled to its 2400 capacity with people from many faiths, hosted the service led by Her Majesty the Queen accompanied by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh and Tony Blair, Prime Minister, read the lessons. Lord (Paddy) Ashdown gave the address. The Bishop of London preached the sermon.

A Ray of Hope, the choir from six schools in Belfast sang the Gaelic Prayer. Before the service, Tony Blair and other leading politicians met the thirty five pupils comprising A Ray of Hope posing with them for photographs. Later, the Westminster and the Blackheath & Greenwich Branches invited 250 guests to the Reception in the Crypt, located under the Cathedral. Music was provided by Sherrifo from Gambia who was touring the UK at the time. Also A Ray of Hope sang two further songs.

Members of the Westminster branch secured funding for and planned the Service and provided the majority of logistic support for it and the Reception in the Crypt which followed.

Sermon: The Rt Revd and Rt Hon John Chartres, Bishop of London

Address: The Rt Hon Lord Ashdown, KBE

St Paul's Service, photos


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    Tony Blair pic The Rt Hon Tony Blair, Prime Minister

    I the Lord love justice, I hate robbery and Wrongdoing; I will faithfully give my people their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
    Isaiah 61.1

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    The Rt Hon Lord Ashdown KBE

    "Today, the values that underpin the United Nations stand defiant and enduring. It is proper to renew our faith in them; and our commitment to live up to them better – for these values will be just as necessary in the decades to come."

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    HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

    Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
    Romans 12.15

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    Deep peace of the Light of the World to you.
    Deep Peace to you The Gaelic Prayer, music John Rutter

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    Archie Mackenzie, member of the UK delegation to the founding conference of the United Nations, San Francisco 1945

    "WE the peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war"
    Preamble, United Nations Charter

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    Sir Richard Jolly, Chairman, United Nations Association

    "to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom"
    Preamble, United Nations Charter

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    Tim Jarman, a young Christian member of the United Nations Association

    "to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours"
    Preamble, United Nations Charter

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    Nadhia Ahmad, a young Muslim member of the United Nations Association

    "that armed force shall not be used , save in the common interest"
    Preamble, United Nations Charter

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    Marina Faggionato, a young Buddhist member of the United Nations Association

    "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights"
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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    Phaldip Singh Khela, a young Sikh member of the United Nations Association

    "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile"
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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    Lara Levy, a young Jewish member of the United Nations Association

    "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion"
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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    Dipti Patel, a young Hindu member of the United Nations Association

    "Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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    Don McBurney, Director, A Ray of Hope

    "Everyone has the right to education"
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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    "Mathew Cooper

    Education shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial and religious groups"
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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    Sir Michael Ancram

    Sir Michael Ancram MP with member of A Ray of Hope. Sir Michael, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in 1995 when the choir was formed, has followed the choir's progress with close intereste over the years.

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    Sir Patrick Cormack

    Sir Patrick Cormack MP with A Ray of Hope. Sir Patrick, a member of UNA Westminster, chaired the UN60 service organising committee.

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    Her Majesty the Queen greets Marion Thorpe, wife of the Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe PC, a member of UNA Westminster, who first proposed that the UN60 service be held.

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    Jali Sherrifo Konteh with Kora, meets Matthew Cooper and Stephen McCreight from Largymore School and members of A Ray of Hope.

A Ray of Hope

Attendance .pdf

Annual Report 2005 .pdf