Chapter Secretary General

Mr. Ricardo de Sena

Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Matt Salmon
Member (1995-2001), United States House of Representatives

National Peace Council Member

Hon. Earl F. Hilliard
Former Member, Congress of theUnited States of America

National Peace Council Member

Dr. Cheryl Ann Lau
Judge Pro Tempore, Carson City Justice and Municipal Courts

National Peace Council Member

Amb. Phillip Victor Sanchez
President, Educational Foundation of the Americas

National Peace Council Member

Amb. Sam Hanna Zakhem
Former Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America to Bahrain

UPF Promotes Family Capital at SDG Discussion

February 3, 2017

New York, United States—“Family capital” was the theme of a program held by UPF during the 2017 UN Commission for Social Development.


UPF-USA Hosts International Leadership Conference

December 1, 2016

Washington, D.C., United States—More than 200 leaders from 54 nations attended an International Leadership Conference (ILC) which featured the launch of a parliamen- tarians’ peacebuilding association known as the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP).


Nigerian Media Cover Washington ILC

December 1, 2016

Abuja, Nigeria—Several Nigerian newspapers have published reports in their online editions about the International Leadership Conference that took place in Washington, D.C., from November 28 to December 1, 2016.


B. Kalita: Global and Local Responses to Terrorism

November 30, 2016

Speech given by Hon. Bhubaneswar Kalita, a member of Parliament of India, on “Global and Local Responses to Terrorism” at the International Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. 


Sunhak Peace Prize 2017 Laureates Announced

November 29, 2016

Washington, D.C., United States—The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize has been awarded to two figures who have devoted their lives to helping the world’s refugees.


Support for Refugee Families

November 21, 2016

New York, United States—The role of the family in refugee situations was the focus of a program held in the shadow of the United Nations headquarters.


Family capital: The fuel that drives development

November 16, 2016

The e-book Family Capital and the SDGs shows how the family is fundamental to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Lynn Walsh, director of the UPF Office of Marriage and Family Education, authored one of the book’s essays.


UPF President Speaks at Peacebuilding Conference

November 3, 2016

New York, United States—The president of UPF International was a keynote speaker at an international conference on interethnic and interreligious peacebuilding.


UPF International Announces Regional ILCs

October 28, 2016

New York, United States—UPF International today announced the dates for the three remaining International Leadership Conferences (ILCs) of 2016.


UN General Assembly Engages with Faith-Based Organizations

September 22, 2016

New York, United States—During the United Nations General Assembly 2016, an unprecedented 25 of 30 side events were organized in collaboration with faith-based organizations.


International Day of Peace Observed in United States

September 21, 2016

New York, United States—A peace forum, a dinner, meditation, and interfaith prayer were some of the ways that various U.S. chapters of UPF observed the 2016 International Day of Peace.


Washington Banquet Marks 40th Anniversary of Founder’s Speech

September 16, 2016

Washington, D.C., United States—A historic speech given by the UPF Founder to the American people was celebrated at a banquet 40 years later.


"Parents' Day" Celebrated in Washington, D.C.

August 5, 2016

Washington, D.C., United States—Inspired by the U.S. holiday Parents’ Day, a banquet was held to honor the National Parents of the Year.


UPF Joins Interfaith Program at UN Church Center

July 11, 2016

New York, United States—A diverse group of leaders from spiritual and peace organizations shared speeches, traditions and music during the "Interfaith Celebration for World Peace and Harmony."


UPF Joins Academic Conference on the UN System

June 18, 2016

New York, United States—The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) held its annual meeting with the theme “Meeting the Challenges of Development and Dignity.”


Global Day of Parents Observed at the United Nations

June 1, 2016

New York City, United States—The importance of both fathers and mothers was the focus of an event the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See organized at the United Nations to commemorate Global Day of Parents.


International Day of Families Observed in the United States

May 15, 2016

New York, United States—Hundreds of families across the United States celebrated the United Nations’ International Day of Families, held every year on May 15.


UPF Celebrates America’s Asian Pacific Heritage

May 5, 2016

Elkton, United States—UPF Washington, D.C., supported the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Cecil County in the state of Maryland on Thursday, May 5, 2016.


UPF Attends UN Conferences on Family, Spirituality

April 28, 2016

New York, United States—UPF participated in two conferences hosted by the UN NGO Committee on the Family and the Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns.


UPF-USA Hosts Forum on Peacebuilding in Pakistan

April 24, 2016

Washington, D.C., United States—Peacebuilding in Pakistan was the focus of a forum that UPF-USA held at the Washington Times.