The Peace Fighters - Emery & Murray back at the UN HQ Geneva TODAY
Belfast's Billy Murray will be in Geneva on a whistle-stop tour with the Co founder of 'The Peace Fighters' Mr Carl Emery to discuss the Peace fighters at the 25th UN Human Rights Council event in Geneva on this Friday March 7th 2014.
The peace fighters were launched at the UNICEF HQ in Switzerland in 2008. Murray and Emery's Fighting For Peace programme was officially launched in front of an impressive array of diplomats, senior politicians and international press.
The Director of UNICEF, Irish Ambassador, British Ambassador, current and past British consul generals – and topping that the initiative received a personal message from the President of Ireland Mary McAleese.
Swiss born, Carl Emery and Belfast born Billy Murray, set up the Peace Fighters’ initiative. Carl and Billy are lifelong friends through their chosen sport Kickboxing and both have achieved the highest award, professional world championships. On what spare time they have they travel the globe as ambassadors for their 'The Peace Fighters' initiative. The aim of The Peace Fighters is to fight for peace by promoting the ethos of Martial Arts to disadvantaged and underprivileged children. It brings together leading groups involved in martial arts and combat sports across Europe and organises inter-community meetings and international events including competitions, training, courses, trips and demonstrations.