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Global Problems Need Global Solutions

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Uniting for Peace Spring Conference

Global Problems Need Global Solution

Venue:
Wesley's Chapel
49 City Road
London EC1Y 1AU

Time:
Saturday, 6th April, 2019
AGM - 10:30 to 11:45
Confernce - 12:00 to 17:00

Speakers:
Chair - Rita Payne, President Emeritus, Commonwealth Journalits Association
Geoffrey Robertson QC, Human Rights Barrister, Academic and Author
Lord M Desai, Economist and Labour Politician
Jeremy Gilley, Founder, Peace One Day
Vijay Mehta, Chair, UfP and Author of How Not To Go To War

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The human race is beset with an unprecedented range of problems, some of them truly existential: climate change; global economic crisis; armed conflicts small and large, fomented by the military/industrial complex which provides weapons and know-how for them; millions of refugees fleeing from those armed conflicts; pressures on resources such as water; providing food for the ever-growing population; pandemic diseases with developing antibiotic resistance; international crime and terrorism; drugs and human trafficking; poverty; hunger; injustice; discrimination; and the continued existence of thousands of nuclear weapons with the capacity to destroy the whole of civilisation (literally) in a flash.

A major current danger is the rise of populists, far-right movements and authoritarian leaders and ‘the strong man’ phenomenon dedicated to scant regard for human rights and liberalism. In US – Donald Trump, Xi Jinping – China, Brazil – Jair Bolsonaro, Turkey – Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia – Vladimir Putin, India – Narendra Modi, Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu are eroding international values, rule of law and tearing apart treaties which has been the cornerstone of international relations since the cold war. Major and middle powers are more heavily armed than at any time since the cold war – but there are no military solutions to any of these huge problems menacing humanity.

Distinguished speakers with special knowledge in global affairs will explore, analyse global problems and put forward solutions how the international order can be greatly strengthened to successfully address some of the major challenges to peace and stability in the world. Please join us to share your concerns, insights and more importantly take actions to avoid the dangerous path of catastrophe

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