Conference in Tirana on the Role of Albanians in Securing Peace in the Balkans

April 29, 2012

Tirana, Albania - In the context of the Balkan nations pursuing stability and improved relations with Europe, leaders from ten nations met in Tirana April 28 and 29, 2012, to discuss "The Role and Importance of the Albanian People for Lasting Peace and Security in the Balkans."

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Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Albania

February 7, 2012

Korça, Albania - Following its annual plan, the Local Peace Council in Korca commemorated World Interfaith Harmony Week on February 7. Although the weather was very cold and it was snowing heavily, the theme of "Interfaith Harmony and Korça Contribution" attracted participants and gained the attention of the national media.

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Albania Peace Council Sets Direction for Coming Years

November 21, 2011

Tirana, Albania - UPF-Albania's National Peace Council met November 18-20 to review UPF activities in Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro. New council members were welcomed and a plan was adopted for activities during the coming two years.

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Day of Peace Observed in Tirana and Shkodra

September 28, 2011

UPF-Albania and the Family Federation for World Peace commemorated the International Day of Peace by distributing school supplies to Roma orphans in Tirana on September 27 and in Shkodra on September 28. Eleven volunteers spent a month raising the funds to purchase the supplies.

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Women Share Ideas About Building a World of Peace

September 6, 2011

Tirana, Albania - A report from a participant in the annual Women's Federation for World Peace Assembly in New York City, August 4-6.

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Honoring Mother Teresa's Birthday in New York

August 26, 2011

Bronx, New York, USA - The Albanian community in the Bronx honored Mother Teresa’s birthday with a food drive held on Mother Teresa Way on August 26 with Albanian businessmen, restaurant owners, community leaders, and children dressed in Albanian traditional participating.

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World Environment Day Celebrated at Prespa Lake

June 6, 2011

Prespa Lake, Albania - As the summer recreation season approached, UPF organized a beach clean-up at Prespa Lake in eastern Albania on June 6, 2011, in honor of World Environment Day. 

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Bringing Food to Orphans in Korca

May 21, 2011

Korca, Albania - On the National Day of Orphans, May 21, young people worked with UPF and “Orphans in Focus,” an NGO in Korça, to bring food and a warm family atmosphere to orphans in the city.

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Day of Families Observed in Korça

May 16, 2011

Korça, Albania - UPF-Korça and Ambassadors for Peace organized a project to raise awareness of the citizens and different institutions about the importance and value of the family on May 16.

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Bringing Cheer to Albanian Orphans

March 23, 2011

Tirana, Albania - Women from the Kosovo and Albania Cultural Friendship Association visited Vlora, Tirana and Elbasan bringing gifts and cheer to the children and staff of orphanages March 18-23, 2011.

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Albania Peace Council Holds Annual Meeting

March 19, 2011

Tirana, Albania - At the annual meeting of the Albania National Peace Council on March 19, former President Alfred Moisiu encouraged Ambassadors for Peace to be more active in their respective fields in promoting peace nationally and internationally. "We should leave a true legacy after we pass away, by living for the sake of others," he added.

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Celebrating February 14 as a 'Day of Love' in Albania

February 14, 2011

Librazhd, Albania - At the high school where I used to teach, we held a celebration of the "Day of Love" on February 14 and gave a presentation on "The Family as the School of Love."

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Day of Peace in Albania

September 21, 2010

Tirana, Albania - A beautiful program was held on September 21 in which 70 school packages were given to orphans referred by the Institute of Albanian Orphans. People participated in a water ceremony that symbolized the unity of humankind.

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Tirana Peace Council Explores Conflict Paradigms

June 18, 2010

Tirana, Albania - After the Legacy of Peace ceremony, the chairman of Tirana Peace Council, Mr. Bajram Ibraj, launched the idea to organize a coffee/tea meeting with some of the Ambassadors for Peace who had participated in recent events.

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Seminar for Albanian Ambassadors for Peace

May 2, 2010

Tirana, Albania - On scenic Ohrid Lake, key Albanian Ambassadors for Peace and their spouses took part in a seminar that deepened their understanding of peace principles and strengthened their vision of building one family under God.

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Cleaning the Shore of Ohrid Lake in Albania

April 27, 2010

Pogradec, Albania - The southern shore of Ohrid Lake, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is a bit cleaner thanks to an April 27, 2010, project organized by UPF-Korca, the local government, the Department of Education, and an NGO that recycles plastic garbage.

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Seminar in Tirana on the Mission and Duties of Ambassadors for Peace

April 3, 2010

Tirana, Albania - On April 3, a one-day seminar on the “Mission and Duties of Ambassadors for Peace” was held at the Peace Embassy in Tirana. Fifteen Ambassadors for Peace and guests attended.

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Seeking to Eliminate Violence Against Women in Albania

November 25, 2009

Tirana, Albania - Young women distributed leaflets in Tirana about healthy family relationships on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Nov. 25, 2009.

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Albania National Peace Council Elects New Officers

November 21, 2009

Tirana, Albania - When we decided to hold the National Peace Council meeting in our the meeting hall at our UPF headquarters, we did not expect that some 20 people would be standing, because of lack of seats.

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Promoting Integration of Albanian Orphans in Society

May 19, 2009

Tirana, Albania - UPF-Albania joined the National Institute for the Integration of Albanian Orphans in a number of events to draw national attention to the needs of orphans. The occasion was the “Award of Gratitude” to the Institute on May 19 by the president of Albania, Bamir Topi, for its work.

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