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

World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Washington, D.C.

February 19, 2015

DC HarmonyWeek 2015 02 19Washington, D.C., United States - Representatives of five world religions attended a program honoring World Interfaith Harmony Week which was organized by UPF International and The Washington Times Foundation.


UPF Signs Working Agreement with UN Alliance of Civilizations

February 18, 2015

New York, United States — UPF has signed a working agreement with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, a group founded 10 years ago to promote dialogue between the Western and Islamic worlds.


UPF Statement on the Family Given during the UN Commission on Social Development

February 13, 2015

New York, United States - During the 53rd Session of the Commission on Social Development, Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Secretary General of UPF, read a statement encouraging the Commission to consider the stable family as fundamental for addressing social problems.


World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Salt Lake City, US

February 5, 2015

Salt Lake City, United States - Pouring water into a common bowl symbolized different faiths coming together in harmony during the Interfaith Roundtable’s annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast in Salt Lake City Feb. 5.


Ambassadors for Peace Organize Fervent Unity Prayer in Seattle

January 17, 2015

Seattle, United States—On January 17, 2015, the Ambassadors for Peace Association Washington State held its first Unity Prayer Meeting in Jose Rizal Park, Seattle.


UPF-USA Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2015

Las Vegas, United States—UPF-USA set up a booth spreading the message of “Living the Dream” at Dream Fest, an event to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on January 19, 2015.


Japanese Tea Ceremony in Washington D.C.

January 8, 2015

DC TeaCeremony 2015 01 08Washington, D.C., United States - The coldest day of the winter couldn’t stop 29 internationally minded women from savoring a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.


American Leadership Conference Held in New York

December 19, 2014

New York, United States – UPF-USA, in partnership with UNESCO Center for Peace, New York Chapter, organized an American Leadership Conference on December 19, 2014 in New York City.


Washington DC Forum: “A Score Card: The First Three Years of Kim Jong Un’s Rule”

December 17, 2014

DC-Forum-2014-12-17Washington DC, USA - A Dec. 17, 2014 forum evaluating the first three years of Kim Jong Un’s rule over North Korea concluded that it has been “surprisingly significant.”


Religious Youth Service Alumni Reunion in Washington DC

December 13, 2014

DCRYS-2014-12-13Washington DC, USA – A Christmas gathering for alumni of Religious Youth Service projects took place Dec. 13, 2014 at the Peace Embassy in Washington, DC.


Forum at the UN in New York on the Role of Family-Oriented Policies in the Post-2014 Development Agenda

December 2, 2014

New York, USA - UPF co-sponsored a forum on Dec. 2, 2014, about recognizing the critical role of the family unit in achieving the sustainable development goals that are being formulated at the UN.


Educational Program for Ambassadors for Peace in Washington DC

November 22, 2014

DCAfPSeminar-2014-11-22Washington DC, USA - A UPF educational program for Ambassadors for Peace was held Nov. 22, 2014, at the Peace Embassy in Washington, DC.


Seminar at the UN on Peace, Security and Human Development

November 20, 2014

UNKoreanAfP-2014-11-20New York, USA - UPF organized a seminar for 30 Korean Ambassadors for Peace visiting the UN on Nov. 20, 2014.


UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns-NY Promotes Human Dignity

November 20, 2014

The NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns at the UN in New York organized activities promoting human dignity in 2014 contribution to the discussion of post-2015 sustainable development goals.


R. Williams: The U.S. Military Response to Ebola

November 20, 2014

The Cooperative Biological Engagement Program, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army have deployed six mobile labs to Liberia that are currently providing diagnostic capabilities that are so important to containing and reducing the Ebola Virus. These six mobile labs are enhancing the work already being done by three experts at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research lab.


Washington DC Forum: The Threat of Ebola

November 19, 2014


Washington DC, USA - The UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs held a forum on “Understanding the Global Threat of Ebola,” co-partnered with Seraphim Global.


Japanese Tea Ceremony Offered to Diplomats

November 13, 2014

Washington DWashingtonDC-2014-11-13C, USA - More than 40 diplomats, guests and friends of UPF attended a Japanese Tea Ceremony in Washington DC on Nov. 13, 2014.


Forum at the UN on Globalization and Sustainable Development

October 31, 2014

New York, USA - A forum on “Globalization and Sustainable Development: The Role of Government, NGOs and Private Sector” took place Oct. 31, 2014 at the United Nations in New York.


Malaysian Parliamentarians Attend Peacebuilding Conference in Hawaii

October 2, 2014

malaysia-hawaiiKona, Hawaii - Members of the Malaysian parliament and their spouses attended a conference on "Building a Nation and World of Peace" in Kona, Hawaii Sept. 25-Oct. 2, 2014.


International Day of Peace Celebrated in the USA

September 22, 2014

Richmond, Virginia USA - UPF and the Catholic Diocese of Richmond co-sponsored a celebration of the UN International Day of Peace on Sept. 22, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.