Gulwali Passarlay is an Afghan refugee who was destined by the Taliban to become a suicide bomber.
Alone aged 12, he escaped into the hands of child traffickers, surviving horrifying ordeals as he journeyed through eight countries to arrive (on his 100th attempt) in the UK from Calais in 2007. Now aged 22, Gulwali is a politics graduate of Manchester University. He was asked to carry the Olympic torch through Bolton in 2012.
Gulwali Passarlay is a published author and TEDx speaker. He is a Trustee and board member of Nations of Migration Awakening the Diaspora (NOMAD) and chair of Afghan Youth Movement UK. He is also a 2020 Education Youth Ambassador, a commissioner on the Children's Commission on Child Poverty - TCS, and an NHS Youth Forum ambassador.
What made Gulwali leave his country for an uncertain future? Hear his story and how it relates to today’s refugees, and ask your questions.
We are developing a 5-minute presentation entitled 'What is the United Nations and why does it matter?'. Aimed especially at young people, the aim is to give a brief overall picture of the UN and to show that it will be even more important to our country post Brexit.
We shall be offering to deliver this presentation to schools when it is ready, and would like to hear from you if you are interested – please email Viv Williams: email@example.com
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BRANCH PAST EVENTS
Speakers Richard Nelmes, Deputy Director, UN Association-UK, and Viv Williams, board member, outlined breakthrough progress in the 1 for 7 billion campaign to find the best UN Secretary-General for 2017 with audience discussion of the added importance of the UN following the EU referendum. Read more
In the light of the national picture on poverty and gender inequality,local case studies show that local action in the Chichester area can help the UK to meet SDG targets. Read more
1 for 7 billion - find the best UN leader 2016
Address by Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director of UNA-UK, Chichester, November 2015
1 for 7 billion campaign progress
UNA-UK Chairman Sir Jeremy Greenstock's address at Festival of Chichester 2015.
'The UN works for peace through global order. In its first 70 years it has brought freedom, and, with that, freedom to express difference. This makes maintaining peace even more difficult ... ' Read summary
Chairman Viv Williams hails UN polio success
'With all the criticisms aimed at the United Nations ... Read more