The Eburnea's Land, as it is called by Ivorians, is the most cosmopolitan country in West Africa. Independent since August 7, 1960, Côte d'Ivoire has known a miraculous growth compared to other West African countries. As a "terra hospitalia," 30 percent of its inhabitants are foreigners. It is the country of cocoa and coffee. Despite the political crisis since 2002, the country has not ceased growing.

Universal Peace Federation (formerly Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace) activities started in 2000. Since then we have provided guests for almost all international gatherings, both in the USA or  Korea. Until 2003 we had only 13 Ambassadors for Peace. From 2003 to 2005, the number increased to 137 and by the inauguration ceremony of the Universal Peace Federation on December 8, there were 1,000 Ambassadors for Peace. Today the number has reached 2,500. Now Rev. Sun Myung Moon's vision is supported by politicians, religious leaders, academicians and leaders of civil society. The year 2008 marked a critical step in the education of our Ambassadors for Peace. All Ambassadors for Peace who participated are very moved by the content of the lectures and are so grateful. Little by little the national board is working to develop procedures. It is clear that we are on the good track to reach higher levels of society.

International Day of Peace in Côte d’Ivoire

September 21, 2015

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire—To honor the International Day of Peace, UPF held a conference under the theme “Partnership for Peace and Citizenship Responsibility.”

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Ambassadors for Peace Appointed on Day of Peace in Cote d'Ivoire

September 21, 2013

Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire - Ambassadors for Peace and UPF staff in Cote d’Ivoire gathered at the Mantchan Hotel in Grand Bassam on September 21 to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

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Day of Families Observed in Cote d'Ivoire

May 15, 2013

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - A ceremony commemorating the International Day of Families took place at the Abidjan City Hall on May 15. The Secretary General of UPF-Cote d'Ivoire explained about the International Day of Families, introduced UPF's five principles of Ambassadors for Peace, and described the central role of the family in social integration.

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Day of Families Observed at Abidjan City Hall

May 16, 2012

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire -  The UN International Day of Families was commemorated on May 16 in the City Hall of Plateau, Abidjan, with the theme “Balance between Work and Family.” More than 230 people from all areas of Abidjan and from all ranks of society joined to celebrate family values.

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Henry Konan Bédié, président de Côte d'Ivoire, désigné homme de paix

April 4, 2012

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - Le président Henry Konan Bédié a été désigné homme de paix par la Fédération pour la paix universelle, section Côte d’Ivoire. Cérémonie solennelle et grandiose, est celle organisé à l’honneur du président Henri Konan Bédié ce mercredi 4 avril à la salle de conférence du ministère des Affaire Etrangères à l’occasion de la remise de la distinction la plus haute de la fédération pour la Paix universelle qui lui a été décerné.

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Former Cote d'Ivoire President Receives Peace Award

April 4, 2012

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Former President Henry Konan Bédié received UPF's Man of Peace Award at a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 4 for his example of uniting with a former enemy for the sake of peace.

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An Ambassadors for Peace Awakening in Cote d'Ivoire

November 26, 2011

Bondoukou, Cote d'Ivoire - Ambassadors for Peace in northeast Cote d'Ivoire organized a seminar in Bondoukou on November 25 attended by a UPF delegation from the capital, Abidjan.  

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Meeting with Head of Cote d'Ivoire's Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

October 18, 2011

Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire - The UPF board met with the President of Cote d'Ivoire's Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Oct. 18, 2011, to discuss about UPF's contribution to the ongoing programs.

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Réconciliation: La fédération pour la paix universelle en croisade à Abobo, Cote d'Ivoire

June 1, 2011

Abobo, Cote d'Ivoire - Le directeur de la sous-région ouest-africaine de la Fédération pour la paix universelle, Doumbia Adama, a invité, ce samedi 28 mai, à Abobo, les ambassadeurs de la paix de sa structure, résidant dans la commune,  à prôner le pardon.

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Ceremony in Cote d'Ivoire for Interfaith Harmony

January 29, 2011

Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire - In the midst of turmoil following last November's presidential elections, UPF-Cote d'Ivoire held an interreligious rally at a mosque in the colonial capital Jan. 29, 2011.

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La FPU préconise un règlement de la crise postélectorale par la voie de Dieu

January 24, 2011

Yamoussoukro, Cote d'ivoire – La section de Yamoussoukro de la ‘’Fédération pour la paix universelle’’, créée le 10 octobre 2010 par l’ONU, a organisé samedi à la mission ‘’Jésus Christ revient bientôt’’ (JCRB), une journée de prières pour la paix dans le monde et surtout afin que la crise postélectorale ivoirienne trouve un règlement pacifique définitif, à travers Dieu. Lire la suite sur l'Agence Ivoirienne de Presse.

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Campaign in Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire, for Peace

January 22, 2011

Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire - On January 22 the peace campaign in Côte d’Ivoire reached a second step in Yamoussoukro, the political capital of Côte d’Ivoire. It happened in a very delicate occasion, as the country is passing through a very serious crisis after the presidential elections on November 28, 2010.

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Teaching Principles of Peace during Ivoirian Elections

November 14, 2010

San Pedro, Cote d'Ivoire - The port city and beach resort of San Pedro welcomed UPF staff for a ceremony to appoint new Ambassadors for Peace on November 14. During an election campaign, it is not easy to mobilize people, but 150 people came to learn about UPF's peace principles.

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Day of Families celebrated in Agboville, Cote d'Ivoire

May 15, 2010

Agboville, Côte d’Ivoire - The International Day of Families was commemorated in Agboville, a city 68 km from Abidjan, on May 15. Despite great political turmoil, it was decided to hold the ceremony outside of the capital.

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A Vision for Developing Character through Sports in Cote d'Ivoire

March 21, 2010

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - To explore possibilities for offering character education, we met with the president of Zady Academy, which offers general education, teacher training, and sports. They are especially interested in implementing a program based on moral values.

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Day of Peace in Abidjan

September 21, 2009

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - After invocations by an imam and a pastor at the City Hall, Mr. Gabriel Likane described principles of peace.

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Day of Families Celebrated in Abidjan

May 15, 2009

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - The UN International Day of Families was celebrated on May 15 in the Abidjan City Hall. More than 200 people attended the ceremony, including three Members of Parliament, the Chief of Cabinet of the Governor of Abidjan, NGO leaders, women leaders, community leaders, and youth leaders.

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Cote d'Ivoire Peace Tour Event at Abidjan City Hall

April 24, 2009

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - Mr. Gbocho Emmanuel, President of UPF-Côte d'Ivoire, welcomed guests to the Global Peace Tour program at the Abidjan City Hall on April 23. Voir aussi en français.

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Day of Peace in Cote d'Ivoire

September 21, 2008

Agboville, Cote d'lvoire - Peace activists cleaned a hospital grounds and participated in a football match for peace.

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Sports Education for High School Girls

September 20, 2008

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Athletic organizers hosted a three-day program for high school girls in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire September 17-19, 2008.

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