The Words of the Alexander Family
Dushanbe, Tajikistan - On June 1, the Tajik branch of the Universal Peace Federation held a meeting of Ambassadors for Peace dedicated to the anniversary of the establishment of the International Children's Day. Approximately 20 people were present.
A brief introduction was made by Dr. Sayfullo Sadulloevich Safarov, Deputy Director of the Strategic Research Center of the Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and Chairman of Peace Council. In his speech he warmly introduced the new UPF Secretary General, Mr. Feodorov Alexander, to the Ambassadors for Peace. Following this introduction, Mr. Feodorov welcomed everyone to the event and expressed a desire to work together more closely.
Than a speech about the history of the International Children's Day was read, and Ambassadors for Peace introduced themselves and talked about how they are working for the wellbeing of children. Some mentioned that there are four times more children than adults in Tajikistan and that caring for children is a priority. Also, Ambassadors for Peace reported that they organized humanitarian help for people in Kulyaby and other regions in the south of the country that were destroyed by flooding on May 7.
Two candidates for appointment as Ambassadors for Peace were present -- one is a leader of a large women's group and another is a trade union leader and former Minister of Labor.
Ambassadors for Peace spoke favorably about the Universal Peace Federation and its founders and called for close cooperation. Agreement was reached to hold meetings quarterly. The Secretary General proposed inviting speakers from different countries for round table discussions and conferences and introducing to the materials from the International Educational Foundation to young people.
In order to remind Ambassadors for Peace about their role, a booklet was given to them along with recent issues of the UPF magazine. The meeting ended with a group photo. Everyone left with warm feelings and a desire to fulfill their role as Ambassadors for Peace.
Note: The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925 proclaimed June 1 as the International Children's Day. Special programs are held on this date each year in many Eurasian countries. The UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959.