First Sunhak Peace Prize Is Awarded in Seoul

The first Sunhak Peace Prize was awarded to Kiribati President Anote Tong and fisheries scientist
Dr. M. Vijay Gupta on August 28, 2015.


UPF-Japan Forum Discusses Sustainable Development

UPF-Japan held its 24th Peace Diplomats Forum on the “Post-2015 Development Agenda and Decent Work: Key for Sustainable Development.”


Working in Unity: RYS Clean-up

A Religious Youth Service project in New Zealand gave a group of young people the chance to do hard work with their hands and also understand people of other faiths with their heart.


Netherlanders March for Peace

More than 100 people took part in a “Great March for Peace” as the Netherlands’ contribution to the Peace Road international initiative.


On Mandela Day, Australia Says “Make a Difference”

African community leaders, NGO leaders and politicians celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day with music and prayer.


Global Day of Parents Celebrated in Argentina

On June 11, UPF-Argentina celebrated the Global Day of Parents at the Embassy for Peace in Buenos Aires.


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Peace Tour Builds UPF in Guinea

Conakry, Guinea - September 20, 2006 was a historical day in this peaceful but worried land in the heart of West Africa. Even though it was a working day and a morning time was chosen for the rally, 1,050 guests heard the UPF peace message in the famous Palais du Peuple hall where founding President Sekou Toure used to deliver long and bold revolutionary messages during the time of cold war when Guinea was in close ties with then Soviet Union.

Among the guests were top leaders of all fields, including three government ninisters, the Speaker of the Parliament, and 14 high officials from various political parties.

Invocation were offered by Archbishop Gomez of the Anglican Church and El Hadj Ibrahima Bah, the Grand Imam of Conakry. This is a significant cooperation in a country where 85 percent of population is Muslim.

Some participants were amazed to see so many people from different fields who usually are not together but whose words and activities affect so directly the life in the nation. UPF Chairman Michel Kamano, who is also the President of ECOSOC in his country, was constantly smiling as people came to congratulate him for being able to bring these people together.

After the Peace Message was presented by Mrs. Camara Poli, the Vice Minister of Religion said, “We believe this organization is truly a good one. Whenever you have some activity please do not hesitate to call us and we will be so happy to join you.”

Guinea has been affected by the political unrest in neighboring Liberia (14 years of civil war), Sierra Leone (11 years of civil war) and Cote d’Ivoire (which has experienced troubles since 2002). Many refugees came from these countries, raising serious concerns about land and food. The Guinea chapter of UPF, with its 50 Ambassadors for Peace, is planning more educational seminars to encourage leaders to play more active roles in peacebuilding in West Africa. This is in accordance with the African saying that “when fire is burning in your neighbor’s house, you should help firemen stop the fire; otherwise, your house may become the next target.”

To read a message delivered during the UPF peace tours click here.

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Keynote Speakers Address “Peace and Human Development”

Seoul, Korea—Keynote speakers in Plenary Session II of the Third World Summit addressed the international conference’s theme of “Peace and Human Development.”

Luncheon Honors Legacy of Dr. Sun Myung Moon

Seoul, Korea—Sunhak Peace Prize Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and UPF World Chair Dr. Sun Jin Moon hosted a luncheon in honor of the first Peace Prize laureates.

First Sunhak Peace Prize Is Awarded in Seoul

Seoul, Korea - The first Sunhak Peace Prize was awarded to Kiribati President Anote Tong and fisheries scientist Dr. M. Vijay Gupta on August 28, 2015.