Pre-Referendum Peace Campaign in Nairobi

August 2, 2010

Nairobi, Kenya - Two days before a national referendum, UPF-Kenya organized a Peace Campaign on August 2 that included planting trees symbolizing the various faith communities in Kenya. Trees were planted representing Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Brahma Kumaris. The Nigerian ambassador to Kenya called for a peaceful referendum as he dedicated a tree of peace. Representatives of the various faith communities joined in prayers for peace.

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M. Rai: Critical Issues, 2010-2015

February 18, 2010

We have heard quotes from all the religions. The message is very clear: peace begins from you. You are Ambassadors for Peace, and you have to make sure that the world is peaceful. Unfortunately, we have forgotten how to breathe, how to live, how to love. Be simple, normal, and livable. You are real human beings.

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UPF Consultations at Opening of UN General Assembly

October 1, 2009

As the UN General Assembly held its annual meeting in New York Sept. 23 to 30, 2009, UPF leaders held consultations with heads of delegations of Palau, Tanzania, Nepal, Kenya, and Guinea to discuss potential projects.

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International Young Leaders Summit in Nairobi Offers Vision for Renewal

March 21, 2009

Nairobi, Kenya - The International Young Leaders Summit of the Universal Peace Federation and the Youth Federation for World Peace took place March 19-21 in Nairobi, Kenya with the theme: “The Role of Young Leaders in Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals and Peace Building in Africa.” Kenya Jaycees President Vincent Rapando reported that this was the first event of its kind in Kenya. 

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Ambassadors for Peace Energized by Broad Support for Clean-up

March 21, 2009

Hardly did we know that the tree-planting project along the Nairobi River would become such a lively event with energetic volunteers from all over Nairobi and its environs working consistently in a display of unity.

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International Young Leaders Summit Draws Impressive Attendance

March 21, 2009

Nairobi, Kenya - Hundreds of young leaders and professionals from all over Africa and the world converged on the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya on March 20 to launch a movement of Young Ambassadors for Peace and to gain the knowledge and tools to successfully build peace and achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.

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I. Odinga: The Beauty of Diversity

January 30, 2009

It is always my pleasure to congregate with Rev. Moon, whose religious and ecumenical work continues to inspire millions of people across the world. This 90th birthday anniversary of Dr. Moon reminds us of the tremendous contributions he has made to the cause of global peace as well as of real challenges we still have to surmount to realize a safe, peaceful world in our generation.

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Character Education Can Help Promote Peace in Kenya

December 3, 2008

The African Union has analyzed that one of the two major causes of poverty and disruption in Africa as a whole is civil unrest. The AU places even the sweeping scourge of HIV/AIDS second to civil war and war in the decimation of the continent’s resources and capacity.

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Character-Building Programs in Kenya during 2008

December 1, 2008

A report by UPF-Kenya of character education programs during 2008

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I. Odinga: Touching the Hearts of People in Kenya

November 22, 2008

Today if you go to the Nairobi River, you don’t even want to touch the water, never mind the fish. The fish are not there. Therefore, the Universal Peace Federation project mobilizing young people to clean the Nairobi River was fantastic. It was a very good idea because young people own the activity. They know the future belongs to the young people, and they know that unless they do something now to clean the river and make sure it remains clean, they have no future. Therefore, this was a very important thing in the lives of young people and the life of Kenya as a whole.

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R. Odinga: A Commitment to Reconciliation

September 24, 2008

Hon. Raila Odinga, Prime Minister, Kenya: Address to International Leadership Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, August 29-31, 2008

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Day of Peace in Nairobi

September 21, 2008

Nairobi, Kenya - The International Day of Peace 2008 was celebrated at the Peace House.

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New Sports for Peace Projects Launched

September 17, 2008

Nairobi, Kenya - Following a series of sports tournaments in martial arts, hockey, and football, organizer John Gehring spoke to the International Leadership Seminar (ILC) in Nairobi on the how athletic programs can help promote peace.

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Prime Minister Odinga Welcomes the Global Peace Festival

September 1, 2008

Nairobi, Kenya - The Prime Minister of Kenya, the Hon. Raila Odinga, and his wife Ida Odinga, joined by an international delegation that included former heads of state, members of parliament, spiritual leaders, and representatives of civil society, were warmly welcomed by 10,000 enthusiastic Kenyans at the Global Peace Festival in Nairobi.

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A Better Day for Kenya Has Come

September 1, 2008

Nairobi, Kenya –Tens of thousands of individuals gathered on Aug. 29, 2008, to clean the banks of the Nairobi River flowing through the Kenyan capital.

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H.J. Moon: A New Vision of Peace in Kenya and Africa

August 31, 2008

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Co-Chairman, Universal Peace Federation Keynote Address at the Global Peace Festival Nairobi, Kenya, August 31, 2008

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A. Tibaijuka: Africa Is a Land of Great Potential

August 30, 2008

Address Prepared for the International Leadership Conference of the Universal Peace Federation Nairobi, Kenya, August 30, 2008 by Dr. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT

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Nairobi River Cleanup Supported by National Museums

August 29, 2008

Nairobi, Kenya - The National Museums of Kenya is a unique organization that has been at the forefront in environmental conservation efforts with numerous resources and initiatives developed towards research, awareness creation, and policy formulation in environmental issues.

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International Youth Day Celebrated with March and Rally

August 12, 2008

Nairobi, Kenya - International Youth Day activities in Kenya began at the Peace Embassy Hall on August 12 and continued with a procession to Uhuru Park in the heart of Nairobi. The theme chosen for this UN celebration day was: "Youth and Climate Change: Take Action Now."

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Celebrating Diversity on the Day of Indigenous People

August 9, 2008

Nairobi, Kenya - Each year on August 9, the United Nations honors the “International Day of Indigenous People.“ The event took on a unique flavor in Kenya this year when hundreds of young people assembled at the UPF Headquarters in Nairobi to celebrate the diversity of people in this East African country.

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