UPF Convenes Spectacular World Summit 2020

The World Summit 2020 Assembly brought together a wide range of experts and stakeholders to offer insights and recommendations that contribute to building a world of lasting peace.

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Balkans Peace Initiative Consultation: Toward Lasting Peace in the Balkans

Balkans experts gathered at a special session of World Summit 2020 to discuss the region’s progress to a peaceful future.

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Central Asians Discuss Regional Cooperation

The Central Asian Forum that took place during World Summit 2020 had as its theme “Cooperation and Peace: Eurasian Perspective and Interdependence.”

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Clergy at Assembly Seek ‘God’s Will for the Earth’

Several hundred clergy attended the World Clergy Leadership Conference Assembly, held during World Summit 2020.

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Religious Leaders Call for Greater Interfaith Cooperation

The Global Assembly of IAPD had as its theme “Toward a World of Lasting Peace: The Role of Religion, Interreligious Dialogue and Faith-Based Organizations.”

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Parliamentarians’ Assembly Addresses National and Regional Critical Issues

The Global Assembly of IAPP highlighted the central role played by parliamentarians throughout the world.

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Peace Tour Builds UPF in Mali

Bamako, Mali - UPF continental director for Africa Rev. Eiji Tokuno and his wife brought the UPF peace messages to Mali on August 1, with the assistance of Rev. Adama Doumbia, director of the West African zone, who arrived from Cote d'Ivoire to lend his able support.

Arriving from Nairobi, Rev. and Mrs. Tokuno were met at the airport by the reception committee and escorted to the elegant Hotel Sofitel de l’Amitié, where they were greeted by a larger number of Ambassadors for Peace. From there they went to the National Assembly.

The National Assembly was in full session, but the Hon. Oumar Kanoute, the fifth Vice Speaker, received Rev. Tokuno and his delegation together with two other Deputies, the Senior Abdoulaye Frederic Traore and Mr. Issa Togo, who had the benefit of knowing of the work of the UPF, having attended an educational workshop in Cotonou, Benin in May. The meeting with the Deputies was very fruitful. They understood that UPF is seeking to unite religious people in order to attain peace in the world.

The conference hall of 500 seats of Hotel Sofitel de l’Amitié was almost full by 4:00 pm. The conference began at 5:35 with invocations by El Hadj Ousman Chérif Haidara representing Islam and Pastor Fabien representing Christianity.

The audience became attentive listeners as the peace messages were read; the musical interludes were wonderfully executed by the performing artists including Djeneba Seck, Zani Diabate and his group, and also Tata Bambo. All sang of peace, helping the audience understand and better appreciate the messages. All this created a joyful atmosphere.

At the conclusion, about 50 persons were awarded with Ambassador for Peace certificates. A medal was awarded to El Hadj Ousman Chérif Haidar.

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

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Slovakia Celebrates Founder’s Centenary

Bratislava, Slovakia—The 100th birthday of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon was honored at a special program held by UPF-Slovakia.

French Participants Reflect On World Summit 2020

Paris, France—World Summit 2020 was the topic of discussion of about 60 summit participants and Ambassadors for Peace at a meeting held by UPF.

UPF Leader Attends Parliament Meeting

Lisbon, Portugal—UPF-Portugal joined an international Lusophone organization in visiting the parliament of Portugal.