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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace centered on universal spiritual and moral values.

Peace is always beautiful.
Walt Whitman


Ambassadors for Peace Leadership Conference Held in Nairobi
By Dr. Raphael Ogar Oko, Secretary General, UPF-Nigeria  
Saturday, 29 March 2014

Nairobi, Kenya - With a desire to learn more about UPF's principles for peace, education and human development, 25 Ambassadors for Peace traveled to Kenya to join UPF leaders from Benin, Uganda, Somalia, Eritria and Kenya for a Special Leadership Conference held at the 680 Hotel in Nairobi March 27 – 29, 2014. It was a follow-up to the UPF International Leadership Conference that took place in Korea a few weeks earlier.

Kenyan AIDS Day Events Focus on Promoting Abstinence
By UPF - Switzerland  
Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Nairobi, Kenya - Timing their visit to coincide with World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2013, two women from Switzerland made a two-week tour of Kenya to teach an HIV/AIDS-prevention program that focuses on premarital abstinence.Nifa Isalano, a longtime HIV/AIDS-prevention activist, and Chantal Chételat Komagata, secretary general of UPF-Switzerland, shared the WAIT Training Curriculum with university students and young people across Kenya.

UPF-Africa Leaders Pay a Visit to Hon. Raila Odinga
By UPF-Africa  
Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Nairobi, Kenya - As newly-appointed leaders of UPF-Africa, Dr. Katsumi Otsuka, Regional President, and Kathy Rigney, Regional Chair, invited key UPF leaders to a continental meeting and paid a visit to Hon. Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya, on July 11.

Day of Families Observed in Nairobi
By UPF - Kenya  
Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Nairobi, Kenya - UPF-Kenya and its network of Ambassadors for Peace and families hosted a celebration of the UN International Day of Families in Nairobi on May 15 with a wide variety of cultural events, educational speeches, and activities.

Day of Peace Observed in Nairobi
By UPF - Kenya  
Saturday, 24 September 2011

Nairobi, Kenya - UPF-Kenya celebrated the International Day of Peace on September 24 at the court of the Chief Kadhi in Nairobi. The event began with words of welcome and an invocation by young Muslim girls by chanting a message of peace to mark the UN International Day of Peace together with the Muslim Eid ul-Fitr celebration of the end of Ramadan.

An Interfaith Welcome in Kenya for UPF Chairman
By UPF - Kenya  
Sunday, 27 February 2011

Nairobi, Kenya - The UPF International Chairman Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, on his first visit to Kenya, was welcomed by the Speaker of Kenya's National Assembly, the Hon. Kenneth Marende, at a meeting of several hundred Ambassadors for Peace in Nairobi on February 27.

K. Marende: Solidarity and Partnership in Pursuit of World Peace
By Hon. Kenneth Marende, Speaker of the Kenyan National Assembly  
Sunday, 27 February 2011

Each of you are demonstrating that you are making a difference by standing up for the ideal of peace that transcends race and religion — universal peace. This is the key to our coexistence and development. It goes to show how small acts when multiplied across the world by millions of people can transform it.

I. Odinga: Address to the International Leadership Conference
By Ida Odinga, Founder, Ida Odinga Trust, Kenya  
Sunday, 06 February 2011

The French novelist and philosopher Victor Hugo once said that “More powerful than an invading army is an idea whose time has come.” Rev. and Mrs. Moon have led the way in the promotion of interfaith dialogue, the ethics of living for the sake of others, and service to God, family and nation.

Trees and Toilets to Transform Nairobi Slum
By UPF - Kenya  
Friday, 21 January 2011

Nairobi, Kenya - Two hundred trees were planted in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, on January 21, the start of a “Peace Highway to Kibera.” In addition, ground was broken for a unit of ten public toilets, the first of 13 units of public toilets that will improve sanitation for the million-plus people of Kibera who are packed into 1.5 square kilometers of Kenya’s capital.

Character Education Continues in Nairobi
By Arthur Oyange, Coalition for Character Building, Kenya  
Saturday, 11 December 2010

Photos of a character education program for school officials and community leaders in Kenya in March 2010. A seminar on character education was held December 11 at the Peace Embassy in Nairobi.

International Leaders Bring Insights and Aid to UPF-Kenya
By UPF - Kenya  
Wednesday, 03 November 2010

Nairobi, Kenya - Ambassadors for Peace from across the country gathered in Nairobi to welcome the UPF International President and Secretary General and to take part in a meeting convened by UPF Kenya on November 3. A Japanese representative of Team Africa outlined a new environmental initiative in which Japanese Ambassadors for Peace will work with Kenyans on environmental initiatives.

Day of Peace in Nairobi
By UPF - Kenya  
Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Nairobi, Kenya - Dr. Markendey Rai, Chief of Global Parliamentarians, gave the keynote address at UPF-Kenya's celebration of the International Day of Peace on September 21. Dr. Hasmukh Dawda, Chair of UPF-Kenya welcomed the audience, which included Youth Ambassadors for Peace and members of "Veterans for Peace."

Pre-Referendum Peace Campaign in Nairobi
By UPF - Kenya  
Monday, 02 August 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.

M. Rai: Critical Issues, 2010-2015
By Dr. Markandey Rai, Global Parliamentarians and Trade, United Nations, Kenya  
Thursday, 18 February 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.
UPF Consultations at Opening of UN General Assembly
By UPF - International  
Wednesday, 30 September 2009

As the UN General Assembly held its annual meeting in New York September 23 to 30, UPF leaders held consultations with heads of delegations of Palau, Tanzania, Nepal, Kenya, and Guinea to discuss future projects and partnerships which could lend assistance to their nations.


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Emmanuel Tanui
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Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Joseph Kasaine Nkaisserry
Deputy Minister of Defense
Chapter Secretary General

Emmanuel Tanui