New York, NY — (ReleaseWire) — 03/11/2016 –Universal Models for Peace Inc. (UMP), a New York City based 501(c)3 Non-Profit is awarded the Defender of Democracy Award during the Cumbre Latino Americana event in Miami, Thursday Feb. 25th . The founder of UMP, Michael William-Paul, was in attendance to accept the Defender of Democracy Award.
Founder Michael William-Paul said: “I am honored to receive the Zambrano Defender of Democracy Award on behalf of Universal Models for Peace. We would like to thank the Zambrano foundation and everyone involved. It is humbling to be recognized amongst all the esteemed recipients at this year’s award celebration. UMP believes that opportunity can flourish in transparent and peaceful communities. We strive for continued development toward peace and democratic values and freedoms as we work in collaboration with our partners. ”
Sara Hirsch co-founder of UMP was unable to attend the ceremony and commented:
“We are deeply honored by the Zambrano Foundation’s Award and would like to thank Beacon Capital and the Tahor Group for the nomination. This award is in recognition of the dedication and hard work our group has shown toward creating sustainable solutions to today’s global challenges. Alone we can only do so much, together we are limitless.”
Other recipients include Former President of Mexico H.E. Vincent Fox, and The Mayor of Medellin Columbia Federico Gutierrez.