Chapter Secretary General
Global Peace Council Member
June 18, 2015
Paramaribo, Suriname—UPF-Suriname is hosting a radio program every Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. on the government radio station Radio Boskopu 93.5 FM.
February 13, 2014
We have to move to the next level and make people aware that violence is wrong and that the consequences have an adverse impact on peace and human development. I will keep on empowering women and educating men their responsibilities. And this time I ill not do that only from an “against violence” approach but also from one in favor of love, peace and harmony.
November 30, 2013
Paramaribo, Suriname - Ambassadors for Peace participated in a training program on Nov. 30 about helping men with an impulse for domestic violence. Eleven people attended the five-hour training offered by Dr. Iwoma Smoktunowiscz, a psychiatrist from the Netherlands.
November 2, 2013
Paramaribo, Suriname - “How can perpetrators or potential perpetrator of domestic crimes be helped not to engage in such behavior?” was the theme of a Nov. 2 rally at in Paramaribo. The issue was addressed from spiritual, political, and legal perspectives.
May 14, 2013
Paramaribo, Suriname - UPF-Suriname held a conference for Ambassadors for Peace celebrating the International Day of Families on May 14. The peace principles of UPF were presented as a solution to domestic violence, followed by a question and answer period.
March 8, 2013
Paramaribo, Suriname - A program about Domestic Violence took place at at the Ons Huis in Paramaribo on March 8, International Women's Day. There were 35 participants, 30 women and 5 men The evening opened with the national anthem and prayer.
May 15, 2012
Paramaribo, Suriname - UPF-Suriname celebrated the International Day of Families on May 15 with 35 Ambassadors for Peace in attendance.
May 29, 2011
Paramaribo, Suriname - The First Lady of Suriname, Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring, asked Suriname youth at a May 19, 2011 meeting to build on the spirit of volunteerism embodied by Religious Youth Service and a visiting "Generation Peace" team and initiate a national volunteer organization.
May 14, 2011
Paramaribo, Suriname - Under the patronage of the Director of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Religious Youth Service alumni and volunteers from Generation Peace in the US hosted a “Friendship Americas” concert on May 14, 2011.
February 8, 2011
In order to achieve the goals of development, all relevant actors must be included; every link in the development process must be consulted. Tolerance and solidarity must replace discrimination and lack of understanding. Governments have the obligation and responsibility to create and sustain a peaceful world with sufficient opportunities for the next generations.
February 1, 2011
Paramaribo, Suriname - UPF-Suriname held a forum on the family in Paramaribo on Feb. 1, 2011 to launch World Interfaith Harmony Week.
December 31, 2010
Paramaribo, Suriname - A new board will be installed for UPF-Suriname on January 4. The program will include a PowerPoint presentation about the goals and principles of the Universal Peace Federation.
August 26, 2008
Brokopondo, Suriname - Twenty-one Religious Youth Service participants spent Aug. 15-26, 2008 clearing bush and debris from the war-torn community of Brokopondo, clearing a path to a multipurpose court which had also been abandoned since the time of the military coup in 1980, and restoring playground equipment.
August 30, 2007
Paramaribo, Suriname - Participants in a Religious Youth Service project in Suriname Aug. 18-30, 2007, immersed themselves in the Muslim and Christian communities as they cleaned and cared for animals at a zoo and did landscaping and made new friends at a home for the elderly.