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The International Day of Peace event is held at the UPF Peace Embassy in London.
Bahraini actress Amira Mohamed (left) and Duchess Nivin El-Gamal of Lamberton with the peace awards designed by Duchess Nivin
Danielle Baron, a contestant in the Ms. Great Britain competition, receives a peace award from (left to right) TV presenter Dyna Fayz, soprano Marisa Di Muro, Duchess Nivin El-Gamal of Lamberton, and Margaret Ali of UPF-UK.
Christina Estrada, a former supermodel from Lebanon
Lady Anne Welsh, a Nigerian-born author, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Lt. Gen. Abdul Qayyum, a former three-star general and senator from Pakistan
Yasmin Al-Atroshi, who is seeking to be the first female British MP from a Kurdish background
Dr. Michael Balcomb and his wife, Fumiko, accept a peace award from (left to right) Dyna Fayz, Robin Marsh, Duchess Nivin El-Gamal of Lamberton, and Margaret Ali.
Dr. Michael Balcomb and his wife, Fumiko, accept a peace award from (left to right) Dyna Fayz, Robin Marsh, Duchess Nivin El-Gamal of Lamberton, and Margaret Ali.
Armin Mostoffi Kamari, a representative of the German United Nations Association, sends a greeting remotely.
Murad Qureshi, a former London Assembly member
Murad Qureshi, a former London Assembly member
Nic Careem, the founder of the Blue Sky Network
Edwin Shuker, vice president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews
Pastor Patrick Josiah, the pastor at Action Chapel International in South London, is given a peace award by (left to right) Dyna Fayz; Duchess Nivin El-Gamal of Lamberton; Margaret Ali; Dr. Sheikh Ramzy, the director of the Oxford Islamic Information Centre; Edwin Shuker; Salah Safah, the CEO of TÜV SÜD Middle East; and Robin Marsh.
Durdana Ansari OBE, a British entrepreneur, public speaker and activist for female empowerment, receives a peace award from (left to right) Dyna Fayz, Margaret Ali, and Duchess Nivin El-Gamal of Lamberton.
Shahzada M.A. Hayat, president of the United International Community Forum
The participants at the end of the program

London, United Kingdom—An extraordinary celebration of the 2023 International Day of Peace took place in the UPF Peace Embassy.

Organized together with Duchess Nivin El-Gamal of Lamberton, the enchanting event on September 21 was filled with classical melodies, thought-provoking speeches, and the chance to unite with like-minded individuals who share a profound desire for peace, hope, and harmony.

Duchess Nivin presented a Peace Award, which she had designed, to more than 20 remarkable people in honor of their efforts as peacebuilders.

Dyna Fayz, a dynamic TV presenter in both Arabic and English, was the MC for the evening. The program began with opening remarks from Duchess Nivin.

Starting with the renowned Bahraini actress Amira Mohammed, awardees included Danielle Baron, a contestant in the Ms. Great Britain competition; former supermodel Christina Estrada; Linda Topping; Lady Anne Welsh; Lt. Gen. Abdul Qayyum; a former three-star general and senator; Salah Safah, the CEO for TÜV SÜD Middle East; and Yasmin Al-Atroshi, a prospective parliamentary candidate who is seeking to be the first female British MP from a Kurdish background.

Robin Marsh, secretary general of UPF-UK, gave a short introduction to UPF with Margaret Ali, director of UPF-UK, and then received special awards from Duchess Nivin.

The next speaker was Dr. Michael Balcomb, who serves Europe and the Middle East as both chairman of UPF and president of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, an affiliated organization. Dr. Balcomb also received a peace award.

There was a remote presentation from the German United Nations Association representative Armin Mostoffi Kamari and a short talk from Murad Qureshi, a former London Assembly member. Nic Careem, the founder of the Blue Sky Network, spoke of his search for peace and his advocacy to diminish the arms trade. He showed a video that he made many years ago but he believed still had relevance because of the challenges to peace that the world currently faces.

Renowned soprano Marisa Di Muro graced the evening with a captivating performance, enveloping our hearts in the essence of the culture of peace.

There were many others who are not listed here but whose presence was highly appreciated and with whom we look forward to future collaborations in the cause of peace.

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