“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.
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General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić (centre) with Jacques Rogge (left) and Novak Djokovic. UN Photo/Mark Garten
USFMEP was invited to participate in this important inaugural event that hosted tennis star, Novak Djokovic, at UN Headquarters on August 23rd, 2013. President Sally Kader was thrilled to be present since USFMEP’s youth programs work alongside of the UN to promote sport in development and peace initiatives. USFMEP youth programs also advocate for education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful coexistence through sport.
December 19, 2005 – USFMEP President, and First V. president with International delegation participated with Muslim and Christian youth organizations in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (International Peace walk), under the auspices of Minister of Youth Dr. Mamdouh El-Beltagui, and the Governor of Sinai region Major General Mr. Mostafa Afifi . The focus of Peace walk is to sponsor the International Year of Sport and Physical Education, which provides a unique opportunity to focus the world’s attention on the importance of sport in society and on how sport and physical education programmers can be used as tools to help utilize sport for peace; Seeking to reap the benefits of sports for peace building, socio-economic development and health, The US Federation for Middle East Peace adopted a policy declaration aimed at national governments around the world.
September 21, 2005 – USFMEP celebrated the International Peace Day conference in Cairo, Egypt. Over 1600 persons attended this celebration held at the Remises Hilton hotel; between the Audiences were Mr. President Hosni Mubarak’s Political advisor, his Excellency Osama Al-Baz, and many Egyptian Ministers, as well as members of the parliament, scholars and religious leaders.
Delegations from USFMEP Headquarter in New York headed by Mrs. Sally Kader consist of United States Congressman and New York City commissioner. Mrs. Kader opened the celebration with warm welcome and outlined the organization’s goals for peace, through cross-cultural, inter faith dialogue, peace education and denouncing all forms of violence. Representing Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan in Egypt Ms. Majada Khorshid read a speech on his behalf to the audience; in his speech, he commanded the countries stand against violence and assuring that peace will be the United Nations first priority. At the end, Mrs. Sally Kader awarded the Peace shield to President Mubarak for his continuous efforts towards peace in the region and enhancing the role of women in his country.