World Summit 2019 Inaugurates the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)

Current and former heads of state and government, and leaders from around the world, assembled in Seoul, Korea and shared their wisdom and experiences.

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World Summit 2019: Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony

On February 9, 2019, over 1,000 guests and leaders from around the globe, including current and former heads of state, gathered in Seoul, Korea, to honor the recipients of the third Sunhak Peace Prize.

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World Summit 2019 discusses Korean Reunification

World Summit 2019 continued the second day with an international conference on peace in the Korean Peninsula and closed with an event celebrating the Founders of UPF.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at UN in Vienna

UPF-Austria organized a conference on the theme of “Migration and Interreligious Understanding in the Age of Globalization.”

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UPF Celebrates Hungarian-South Korean Ties

Hungary’s 30 years of diplomatic relations with South Korea were celebrated at a UPF event.

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Youth Celebrate Interfaith Week in Moscow

Contestants of the 2019 Mister and Miss University beauty pageant learned about a variety of faith traditions during World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Young Russians Start 1,200-Kilometer Ultramarathon

Moscow, Russia—Thirty young participants of the ultramarathon “Children Against Drugs—I Choose Sport!” started their 12-day run in the center of Moscow.

As in previous years, the runners started from Kilometer Zero (the exact center of Moscow), located just outside Red Square. The annual run is dedicated to the memory of a doctor with a worldwide name, the marathoner and Ambassador for Peace Eduard Yakovlev.

UPF-Russia co-organized the 2018 ultramarathon together with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in conjunction with the Moscow Region public organization Super Marathoners—for a Healthy Lifestyle. This year the project received a grant from the president of the Russian Federation.

The runners carried the Peace Road banner, sharing that project’s goals of peace and cooperation. The marathon’s additional goal is to draw public attention to the moral and physical health of children and adolescents.

The route of this year’s ultramarathon, which started on June 1, passed through 17 cities and towns in Russia’s Golden Ring: Moscow, Krasnogorsk, Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov the Great, Borisoglebsky, Uglich, Rybinsk, Tutayev, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Furmanov, Ivanovo, Suzdal, Yuryev Polsky, Kolchugino-Noginsk and Electrostal.

The marathon would return to Moscow, finishing in Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill on June 12—the national holiday Russia Day. The total distance of the marathon was about 1,200 kilometers (more than 745 miles).

The participants included 14 young athletes from Moscow city, with the rest coming from Moscow Region and the regions of Bryansk, Vladimir, Ivanovo, Nizhny Novgorod, and Yaroslavl. As in previous years, several family teams participated.

In many districts, meetings were organized with youth, representatives of government bodies and public organizations, as well as anti-drug campaigns, and sports and educational events.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Peru

Lima, Peru—UPF-Peru organized a prayer breakfast for members of the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) to celebrate UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

World Summit 2019: Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony

Seoul, Korea—On February 9, the recipients of the third Sunhak Peace Prize were honored at a ceremony attended by over 1,000 guests and leaders from around the globe, including current and former heads of state.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Norway

Oslo, Norway—UPF held its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week event in partnership with the largest mosque in Oslo.