MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF
P.O. Box 2115
(691) 320 3201
Chapter Secretary General
Global Peace Council Member
UPF Micronesia was formally established as a non-profit corporation on September 1st, 2008 by the hand and seal of H.E. President Emanuel Mori.
Much work in the area of Character Education has been achieved here with the combined assistance of the Traditional Leaders of Pohnpei and the State Education Department of Pohnpei. Character Education has been written into the Education Constitution and is now in the process of implementation.
Micronesia has great potential to realize the goal of establishing peace on all levels of society, coinciding with the peace-loving attitude of the people of this nation. There is also a great feeling of community here which is rarely seen in developed countries.
UPF Service Projects have also enjoyed a high level of appreciation from all government leaders and the general population. The Dial-a-Ditch Pothole Elimination Project continues to be highly applauded and is now in its 3rd year. It has prevented many road accidents according to police estimates and possibly has saved many lives.
September 18, 2013
In order for the US and the Micronesian nations to maximize the mutual benefit from the close relationship in the future, both parties must collectively work on increasing awareness about the region both in the media and in academia.
July 28, 2009
Pohnpei, Micronesia – Twenty one elementary school teachers participated in a character education teacher-training program in preparation for a new one-year pilot program scheduled for the Pacific island nation. The seminar was sponsored by Ministry of Education in partnership with UPF Micronesia.
May 15, 2009
Pohnpei, Micronesia - Coinciding with the UN International Day of Families, UPF-Micronesia sponsored a one-day seminar for 45 participants. Most guests arrived early and were greeted and treated with the traditional headdress worn at most gatherings and special meetings.
April 3, 2009
My connections with UPF have helped me to really understand my duties and responsibilities within my family structure. Nowadays, with the encroachment of foreign influence, it is becoming clear that our family structure may one day cease to exist. UPF seeks to strengthen our existing family by defining and clarifying the duties and responsibilities of everyone in this structure.
July 7, 2007In the tropical island of Pohnpei, renowned for its traditional culture, there is a keen interest in the Universal Peace Federation's character education program.
June 25, 2007
“What I’ve experienced from this summer camp is that first, change yourself before you change others. I applied this [during the camp] and I changed the way I acted with my friends. I gave them respect, friendliness, leadership, and [an example of] responsibility.” This was how Myron, a ninth-grade student, described the two-week summer camp in Pohnpei, Micronesia.
May 21, 2007
Based on the success of UPF's Character Education initiative in Pohnpei, Iso Iriarte, a High Traditional Leader of Micronesia, and I organized a visit to another state, Kosrae.
May 7, 2006
A seminar for traditional leaders from Pacific island nations was held in Hiroshima, Japan, May 1-7, 2006, in a very quiet part of the coastal hamlet town of Kure. The city of Kure is a shipbuilding area and it maintains a formidable naval fleet of frigates and submarines. The largest battleship of the Second World War, the Yamato, was built there.