World Leaders Pledge Peace at Peace Summit

February 13, 2008

Seoul, Korea - Two hundred and twenty world leaders, including prime ministers, presidents, government ministers, diplomats, religious and civic leaders participated in the third Summit for World Peace hosted by the Universal Peace Federation.

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Promoting Peaceful Reunification of Korea

January 11, 2008

International conferences for scholars and political leaders increase understanding of political, economic, nuclear, and humanitarian issues. Seminars on Korean reunification for university students from the North and South have been held in China

 

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D. Idevkhten: Potential Mongolian Contributions to Korean Reunification

December 17, 2007

Mongolia can meaningfully contribute to the security of Northeast Asia. I think that we have a strong foundation to say this because the relationship between Mongolia and Korea started a thousand years ago, and we have strong connections of lineage

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Chu: China’s Role in Establishing Permanent Peace in Korea

December 17, 2007

It seems that there will be no permanent peace regime on the Korean Peninsula without the peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue. Therefore, the nuclear issue and its resolution is the starting point for establishing permanent peace in Korea.

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W.S. Choi: The Principles and Preconditions for Korean Peace and Unification

December 17, 2007

US Ambassador to Korea Alexander Vershbow announced on May 9, 2007, that on the condition that North Korea carries out the terms of the February 13, 2007 agreement on the denuclearization of North Korea, the United States was ready to declare the end of the Korean War.

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P. Chamberlin: Korea Peace Regime - Worthy Idea or Red Herring?

December 17, 2007

Has the time finally come for peace to break out on the Korean Peninsula? Is the call for a Korea peace regime sincere, or is it a distraction—a red herring? What is America’s role?

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Y.D. Kim: Love and Mercy as Forces of Change

December 16, 2007

Humankind has always dreamed of a happy, prosperous life in a free and righteous society. Despite such dreams, however, humanity has been suffering from minor and major wars, disputes, and conflicts.

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T. Kawabe: Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula: A Japanese Perspective

December 16, 2007

One of the elements of this theme is the peaceful reunification of two Koreas. I have deep sympathy with the Korean people for their yearning for ultimate reunification of their homeland.

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Leadership Conference in Seoul Focuses on Paradigms for Peace

July 20, 2007

Seoul, Korea - At an International Leadership Conference in Seoul, South Korea from July 17-20, the more than 300 participants including 20 senior diplomats as well as religious, academic, and media leaders discussed new paradigms for peace.

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Concert at Interreligious Peace Sports Festival

July 6, 2007

On July 6, 2007, the Interreligious Peace and Sports Festival (IPSF) presented a concert in the recently completed cultural center at Sun Moon University in Asan, Korea.

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World Peace Blessing in Korea, July 2007

July 5, 2007

Cheonan, Korea - The 1,634 couples participating in the July 5, 2007 World Peace Blessing in Cheonan, Korea included some newlywed couples and others rededicating their unions.

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Faith, Sports and Peace

July 2, 2007

The 2007 International and Interreligious Peace Sports Festival brought together more than 1,240 participants from some 67 nations and 10 major religions, each with certain dietary laws and daily observances. Held at the spacious Sun Moon University in Asan, South Korea, the IPSF incorporates practical ways to honor the participants' faith teachings into every aspect of the conference.

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Ambassadors for Peace Seminar in Korea

April 6, 2007

Yong Pyong, Korea - More than 200 Ambassadors for Peace gathered in Yong Pyong, Korea, for a three-day study of the core values and principles of the UPF and its founder’s vision, looking for answers to the deceptively simple question, “Where does peace begin?”

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Women Discuss Peacebuilding at UPF World Summit

February 21, 2007

Seoul, Korea - A “Peacebuilding in Action” session at UPF's World Summit in Seoul in February featured women exploring practical applications of peacebuilding principles.

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World Summit on Peace in Seoul

February 21, 2007

Seoul, Korea - A World Summit on Peace sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation opening in Seoul on February 21, brought together about 300 leaders to address the theme, "Forming New Alliances at a Time of Global Crisis."

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H.S. Jeong: Direction of Six-Party Talks

February 13, 2007

On February 13, 2007, in accordance with the agreement on the initial phase of actions for the implementation of the Joint Statement of September 19, 2005, the discussions on the matter of a peace and security system in Northeast Asia began in earnest.

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Celebrating the First Anniversary of the Founding of UPF

September 14, 2006

Seoul, Korea - The Universal Peace Federation Assembly, entitled “Peacebuilding and Human Development: The UN and Beyond,” convened in Seoul, Korea from September 10-14, attended by over 400 delegates from 140 nations.

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World Peace Summit Held in Seoul

June 10, 2006

Seoul, Korea - A diverse group of political and religious leaders gathered in Seoul on June 10 for a three-day World Peace Summit to consider alternative pathways to peace.

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First Women for Peace Summit Held in Seoul

April 7, 2006

Seoul, Korea - At what could be the shortest notice yet, 70 women from at least 37 nations convened in Seoul, Korea March 28-31 for the first Women for Peace Summit. This gathering was living proof of the capacity of women to respond, even under challenging circumstances, to bringing the strengths of women in peacemaking and peacebuilding to the fore.

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First UPF World Assembly Held in Seoul

February 4, 2006

Seoul, Korea - With most of Seoul still celebrating the lunar New Year, 400 delegates of UPF from 135 nations met on February 1 for the global organization’s first annual assembly.

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