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Summons to the Annual Meeting 2017

The board of UPF summons all the UPF members to the annual meeting, which will be held on September 28th in Eden 236 at 18:15. All UPF members are welcome, and those who have been members since September 14th are eligible to vote. At the meeting the members will decide the budget for the coming board year, vote on changes to the association’s bylaws, and elect a Deputy Head of the Election Committee.

Note: Motions must be sent in to president@upflund.se, no later than September the 23th.

Come and make your voice heard!

Agenda Annual Meeting (Updated)

Annual Report

Operational Plan 17-18 (Updated)

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Sunday, November 15th, 2017 at 6:13pm
”There is torture and all kind of violation of human rights.” - Manfred Nowak on the situation in Guantanamo

Sunday, November 15th, 2017 at 6:08pm
”Sometimes you enter a room in a police station when torture is going on. Since the person who has been tortured does not know who I am, I cannot speak to the them because they are scared to death.” - Manfred Nowak

Sunday, November 15th, 2017 at 5:51pm
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