Ronna Lee receives Peace award

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu 18 June 2017, 12:00AM

Lecturer, TV presenter, Rotarian volunteer and former Miss Samoa New Zealand, Ronna Lee, is the new recipient of the Peace award conferred by the Universal Peace Federation (U.P.F.) International.

Ms. Lee, who is in Thailand this week, is Samoa’s representative for the Launch of Youth and Students for Peace (Y.S.P.) at the Thailand U.N. Centre. 

Seti Atimalala Suafa, Secretary General of U.P.F. in Samoa said that he was tasked to choose a representative for the launch of Youth and Students for Peace. 

Ms. Lee was among three nominees. 

 “I chose Ronna Lee because of her Rotarian work and assistance for students at Alafua.” 

“She is a kindred globally minded spirit who actively works to raise youth leaders of talent and ability who can contribute to a more prosperous Samoa.” 

“I believe Ronna’s Educator and Media skills can facilitate partnerships and synergy for Youth and Students for Peace (Y.S.P.) in Samoa.” 

According to Seti, they will work with Ms. Lee to create peacemaking projects within Samoa, the Oceania Region and globally. 

 “There are hundreds of U.P.F. Ambassadors for Peace Alumni in Samoa - including Savea Malifa.” 

“Since 2012 I have overseen the appointment of four new ambassadors for Peace for Samoa.”

“They are Her Highness Masiofo Filifilia Tamasese (during 2014 Leaders World Summit in Seoul Korea), Louisa Apelu then A.C.E.O. for Ministry of Women and Youth (International Leadership Conference in Sydney2015) and earlier this year M.P.s Victor Tamapua and Tafua Michael Tafua (World Leaders Summit Seoul Korea).” 

Youth Ambassadors for Peace are people whose “lives exemplify the ideal of living for the sake of others and who dedicate themselves to process which promote universal moral values, strong family life, interreligious cooperation, international harmony, renewal of the United Nations, a responsible public media and the establishment of a culture of peace.” 

“Transcending racial, national and religious barriers, Youth Ambassadors for Peace contribute to the fulfillment of the hope of all ages, a unified world of peace wherein the spiritual and material dimness of; life are harmonised.”

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu 18 June 2017, 12:00AM

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