Guyanese Businessman Appointed as Chairman of Universal Peace Federation

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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in Guyana has appointed Guyanese businessman, Haji Roshan Khan, as its new National Chairman.
UPF, an international and interreligious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from government, civil society and the private sector, is dedicated to achieving world peace.
An NGO in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, UPF supports the work of the United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peace building, peace education, and the strengthening of marriage and family.
Khan’s appointment was officially made on September 21, last, when the Universal Peace Federation observed the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on that very date.
The Honourable Khadijah Musa, Guyana’s Resident Representative of the United Nations, was the honoured guest who delivered the message from the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki- moon, at the event. She called for there to be continued efforts towards achieving international peace and cooperation. Musa said, too, that all must continue to make contributions that would see an end to conflicts which breed wars.
Mr. Samuels Hinds, former Prime Minister of Guyana, also delivered a passionate note, calling for cooperation of the ethnicities of Guyana and the need to build bridges of love in the world.
In his brief address, Khan expressed his appreciation for the appointment. He looks upon it with great respect and honour. However, for him, it is more of a challenge to foster national unity and to serve the peoples of Guyana and the world.
He expressed his intentions to work with underprivileged and abandoned children. The National Chairman said that he will then move to take the Federation into the various regions of Guyana, including the amazon jungle areas, where people do not know of the Ambassadors for Peace Network, or the Unification Church.
He stressed that the message of the Founder, Rev. Dr. Sung Myung Moon, needs to be spread everywhere. The Chairman said, “We have to appoint leaders in districts and communities, even to the farthest region of Guyana and appoint many Ambassadors for Peace.”

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