Friday 10 November 2023
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Sunday 20 March 2022
The Network is hosting a social & business networking event at the Civil Service Club.
Join us on Thursday 14th April 2022 at 6:30pm GMT when we are delighted to welcome
David Selves, a highly experienced and energetic businessman with over 50 years experience in the SME world. He has the Freedom of City of London, is a Freeman of the Company of Entrepreneurs, a former National Board Member and Regional Chairman of the Small Business Bureau (set up by David Trippier when he was Margaret Thatcher’s Minister for Small Businesses) and a broadcaster, speaker, moderator, and chairman with vast local and national political experience. Today his business life is morphing to Non Executive Director roles including companies in flood prevention and wellbeing technologies and the arranging of seed and risk capital.
Despite a full and busy life, he has always found time to involve himself with charities and good causes and has raised just short of £1m for them on his gavel as a charity auctioneer. He also spent fifteen years of his life working on “UN Shield – the Elimination of War between Sovereign States” which was conceived by his good friend Paul Stonor, who died in 2004. David continued to promote the concept until the late noughties which had support from world notables, but not those in power. Some of the significant comments, mainly from the late nineteen nineties, were:
Jim Callaghan said, “When the Charter of the United Nations was agreed, those who designed it looked forward to such a possibility, but any progress was pushed into the background by the Cold War.”
Lord Ramsbottom said, “As ever …. the subject of a “quick response unit” came up. Such a body was intended in the UN Charter, but has never been implemented.”
Jean Pictet, the Red Cross lawyer who drew up the humanitarian military code, interviewed by Peter Capella in the Guardian, said, “I am a great-grandfather of two days. I think my great-grandson will see an organised world, with a judicial force backed by military strength that outstrips any other. I don’t think there’s any other solution.”
And a former head of the American CIA , Admiral James Wolsey said, “there will always be a maverick nation.”.
It is UN Shield – the Elimination of War between Sovereign States that David will speak to us about.
The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.
All participants have the opportunity to introduce themselves briefly after the talk. Like "Hi, I am J-F and organise events, let me know if you need help with any forthcoming celebration, meeting, incentive, conference and event."
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I very much look forward to seeing you then.
With all best wishes,
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President Zelensky’s address to Congress 16th March 2022
Speaking to the American Congress on 16th March 2022, Ukraine’s President Zelensky was calling for Shield when he said:
Can anyone now deny that the concept of Shield is something whose time has come? The saddest words in the English language are, “If only” ….. it is time to act!
Tuesday 11 January 2022
"THE FUN AND FUNCTION OF FILM FESTIVALS, PRE- AND POST-PANDEMIC" @PhillipBergson is a BBC broadcaster, arts critic, and cineaste. Thursday 13th January 2022 - 6:30pm GMT RSVP/more info https://link.outsavvy.com/phillipbergson