Vijay Mehta is a distinguished author and leading peace activist and a champion for Development and Human Rights. He is the chair of Uniting for Peace (www.unitingforpeace.org) and Founding Trustee of
Fortune Forum Charity (www.fortuneforum.org). He is a board member of National Executive of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Working since 1979, Uniting for Peace is a non-profit organisation devoted to creating and promoting a global culture of peace, nonviolence and poverty reduction, development and democracy.
The charity Fortune Forum whose founder is Renu Mehta, daughter of Vijay Mehta, held summits (2005 and 2006) where Former US President Clinton, Former US Vice President Al Gore and Actor Michael Douglas were keynote speakers.
Vijay Mehta’s books include:
The Economics of Killing (2012)
The Fortune Forum Code: For a Sustainable Future (2006)
Arms No More (2005)
The United Nations and its Future in the 21st Century (2005)
In 2014, Vijay Mehta’s bio, “The Audacity of Dreams” appeared in the book Karma Kurry, published by Jaico Publishing House (India). It included 25 other inspiring change-makers’ biographies. Nelson Mandela who wrote the foreword to the book, had this to say, “Ordinary people do extra ordinary things. These stories have that power to inspire people to rise and act, to make a difference.” To read Vijay Mehta’s full bio, please follow this link: http://goo.gl/JcUGwr
He has appeared in various TV programmes including BBC World, Press TV, Ajtak-24 hour Indian news channel, and Think Peace documentary, Canada, among others. The Sunday Times, Independent, Observer and Guardian newspapers, among other journals have written about him. His life is devoted to the service of peace, humanity and our planet.