“I teach people about each other”

“I teach people about each other”- President Salwa Kader on her work towards achieving #peace through interfaith #dialogue, women’s issues panel #discussions, and unique far-reaching#youth leadership conferences such as the annual Montessori School Model #U.N.


Inspiration from Malala

In the spirit of the #International Day of the Girl Child we decided to complete the day with an inspirational video by the #UN on young #girl‘s #education #activist #Malala #Yousafzai. We at #USFMEP admire and are inspired by her courage and passion for equal access to education. Enjoy!


Montessori Model United Nations

Saturday April 27th, 2013 (10:00 am to 2:00 pm)

General Assembly Hall, UN Headquarters, New York

The president of the US Federation for Middle East Peace (USFMEP), Mrs. Sally (Salwa) Kader, is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Montessori School Model United Nations at the General Assembly Hall of the UN Headquarters in New York City.  1,400 participants from 9 different countries, who will be representing 96 member states, will be taking part. This is the fourth consecutive year USFMEP will be hosting Montessori Middle and High Schools students with a view to educating them on the procedures and functions of the United Nations.  Mrs. Kader highlighted the importance of this endeavor asserting that “it is imperative to teach them about the United Nations system and mission due to their roles as future leaders, representing our hope for a peaceful world.”

The USMFEP strives to educate students, society, and the world believing education to be the most vital tool for the advancement, reform, and stability.  “I am very excited to be hosting this big event and I am sure it will be a great experience for us all,” Mrs. Sally Kader said. The federation aims to mobilize ordinary members of society in all the world’s regions, with a particular emphasis on women and youth, in contributing to the establishment of a lasting peace. We believe that women and youth are underutilized members of society whose undeveloped potential can be harnessed and channeled towards effective initiatives for peace. Mrs. Kader also emphasized her belief in the use of peaceful solutions to even the most difficult problems under all circumstances.

The USFMEP is a non-Governmental organization with consultative status with United Nations ECOSOC and associated with the Department of Public Information at the United Nations based in the United States, with branches on four continents.  Our offices are at the United Nations Regional Headquarters in Geneva (ECE), Addis Ababa (ECA), Beirut (ESCWA), Bangkok (ESCAP), and at the United Nation office in Vienna (UNOV)


For more information, contact: Mrs. Sally (Salwa) Kader; E-mail: inof@usfmep.org  Tel: +1 973-568-8384

President Kader meets Malala during the United Nations General Assembly


An unprecedent event on 12 July 2013, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a key to thwart extremism. USFMEP President Sally Kader was honored to meet the courageous young woman who exemplifies the USFMEP mission to promote education and youth empowerment throughout the greater Middle East as a means to advance peace. 

Model UN Event for Montessori Students


April 25, 2012 – U.S. Federation for Middle East Peace (“UFMEP”) hosted, for the second time, a Model United Nations event for students from the world-renowned Montessori schools in the UN Headquarters in New York City. The Montessori schools have

The event, hosted by UFMEP President Salwa Kader, was a great success and brought together over 2,000 people from countries all around the world including the United States, Canada, Chile, Norway, Nigeria, China, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Pakistan, and the Virgin Islands.

As an organization working towards youth empowerment, USFMEP believes that we should educate the youth since they are our future leaders and our hope for a peaceful world. We hope that investments in youth education will benefit future generations in pursuit of this goal.

Youth Interfaith Dialogue for Peace and Mutual Understanding


July 25, 2011 – U.S. Federation for Middle East Peace (“UFMEP”) hosted a ‘Youth Interfaith Dialogue for Peace and Mutual Understanding’ at the United Nations high-level meeting on youth, which took place on July 25th and 26th as part of the International Youth Year. UFMEP President and prominent peace activist, Mrs. Sally Kader, hosted this discussion, where youth representing the world’s major religions came together for an open, comprehensive, respectful, and educational panel discussion on the role of religious tolerance in contributing to lasting international peace.

UFMEP believes that the youth of the world are an untapped resource for change that can be mobilized to contribute to the establishment of a lasting global peace. Interfaith dialogues that include the next generation of world leaders are crucial in order to achieve peace and harmony between the different religious groups in the world. In reaching closer to this vision of peace, the interfaith dialogue provided a platform for further communication and collaboration between people of various religious and cultural backgrounds.