Africa Day 2014 Celebrated in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

May 25, 2014

Africa Day 2014 was celebrated in Australia with a week of festivities in Melbourne including a women's forum, street festival, sports festival, youth forum, talent competition, cultural events and business symposium, as well as programs in Sydney and Brisbane. 

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Australians Support Iraq's Democratic Elections

May 11, 2014

Sydney, Australia -  UPF-Australia representatives served as observers for the Iraqi parliamentary elections on April 30, 2014 at polling stations set up in Sydney so Iraqi residents in Australia could cast their ballots.

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Ambassadors for Peace in Sydney Hold Forum on Service

April 7, 2014

Sydney, Australia - The bi-monthly Ambassadors for Peace meeting was held on April 7, 2014, at the Oceania Peace Embassy in Sydney on the theme of "Service and Peace."

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Sydney

February 4, 2014

Sydney, Australia - UPF-Australia held its bimonthly meeting on Feb. 3, 2014 in observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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UPF-Australia Presents Soccer Awards for Peace, Health and Harmony

February 2, 2014

Sydney, Australia - Two sports-loving Ambassadors for Peace invited UPF-Australia to present "Youth Peace-Builder" awards to outstanding young athletes on Feb. 2, 2014.

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Day of Peace Observed at a Concert and Forum in Australia

September 21, 2013

The second annual "Peace and Harmony Concert" celebrated the International Day of Peace in Sydney, and a forum in Brisbane, Queensland, explored various dimensions of the UN theme this year, "Education for Peace."

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Reflections on the International Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea, August 2013

August 24, 2013

Comments by a participant from Australia in the International Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea, August 2013.

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Africa Day 2013 Festivities in Melbourne

May 25, 2013

Melbourne, Australia - Africa Day in Australia is an opportunity to celebrate African cultural diversity and unity as well as the economic, spiritual, moral, social, and cultural contributions and successes of Australians from African descent. A week of celebrations began with the Emerge Street Festival on May 18 showcasing local African performing arts talent and continued with dialogues, forums, sports, and a gala dinner on May 25.

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Africa Day Celebrations Planned in Melbourne

May 18, 2013

Melbourne, Australia - The Africa Day 2013 celebrations will include several days of activities culminating with a gala dinner and performing arts extravaganza on May 25. The motto is "Celebrating the Cultures and Successes of Africa Australians and the New Africa."

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World Congress of Families VII in Sydney

May 18, 2013

Sydney, Australia - UPF Australia was invited to be part of the Local Organizing Committee for World Congress of Families VII, held at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney May 15-18, 2013.

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D.J. Clarke: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Development

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Leadership Conference Held in Sydney

October 6, 2012

Sydney, Australia - An Australian Leadership Conference sponsored by UPF was held at the Oceania Peace Embassy in Sydney on October 6 with the theme, “Towards a New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance.”

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Day of Peace Observed in Sydney, Victoria, and Brisbane

September 22, 2012

Events commemorating the UN International Day of Peace 2012 took place in Sydney, Victoria, and Brisbane, Australia.

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A Celebration in Sydney of Marriage as Journey of Love

August 25, 2012

Sydney, Australia - A celebration of Marriage as a Journey of Love took place in UPF's Oceania Peace Embassy in Sydney on August 25. The program presented the ideal of a God-centered marriage and insight about overcoming the challenges faced in marriage life.

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Consultation in Sydney on Peace and Security in the Pacific

June 17, 2012

Sydney, Australia - An International Leadership Conference on “Consultation for Peace and Security in the Pacific” was held in Sydney June 15 to 17, 2012, to discuss critical issues facing nations in the Oceania region.

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Africa Day Commemorated in Melbourne

May 26, 2012

Melbourne, Australia - UPF-Victoria initiated an exciting project on May 26, “Africa Day Melbourne 2012” Celebrating African Culture and Successful African Australians. The event was held to coincide with the annual Africa Day celebrations held around the world, marking the 59th anniversary of the founding of the African Union.

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Reflections on the International Leadership Conference in Mindanao

March 31, 2012

My decision to attend the International Leadership Conference in Mindanao, Philippines, March 29-31, 2012, was not taken lightly. As I called up to the heavens for answers, what impressed my way of thinking was the purpose of my NGO, Wahine Maori of Queensland Inc., to promote a culture of peace around the world.

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Australian Leadership Convocation in Sydney

February 19, 2012

Sydney, Australia - An Australian Leadership Convocation from February 17 to 19 brought together leaders to set the vision, goals, and direction of UPF's work for the coming year. Among the topics discussed were community building, social service projects, and education. Participants came from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania to spend time with Dr. Dong Woo Kim, Regional Chair of UPF-Oceania, and Rev. Greg Stone, Secretary-General  of UPF-Oceania, reviewing last year's activities and making plans for the coming year.

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Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Sydney

February 6, 2012

Sydney, Australia - The first Ambassadors for Peace public meeting in Sydney for 2012 celebrated the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week. Over 60 people attended the February 6 event, which featured the theme: “Towards an Era of Interfaith Cooperation and Universal Peace.”

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Living for Others Awards Given in Sydney

November 12, 2011

Sydney, Australia - UPF-Australia hosted the seventh annual Living for Others Award event on November 12. There was a full house of 120 attendees in the main hall of the Oceania Peace Embassy in Sydney.

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