UNITED STATES

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

Africa Day 2014 Celebrated with the Diplomatic Community in New York

May 23, 2014

New York, USA - The African Union in partnership with UPF and the United Nations African Ambassadors Spouses Group organized a celebration of Africa Day at the Manhattan Center in New York City on May 23, 2014.

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UPF Statement about Families: Annual Ministerial Review, UN Economic and Social Council

May 7, 2014

The family has great capacities to encourage and promote education, empowerment of women, essential social skills, job skills and literacy. All are necessary conditions for a realistic and successful sustainable  development agenda. Thus, the family is a driver of sustainability and must be included in the implementation of the sustainable development goals.

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Washington DC Forum: The Coming Arctic Boom and Polar Foreign Policy

April 30, 2014

Washington DC, USA - In light of environmental concerns and the rich natural resources of the Arctic, UPF's Washington DC Office of Peace and Security Affairs hosted a forum on “The Coming Arctic Boom and Polar Foreign Policy” on April 30, 2014.

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Japanese Tea Ceremony for Diplomats in Washington DC

April 17, 2014

Washington DC, USA - A Japanese tea ceremony was held on April 17, 2014, during the spring season in Washington, DC, when people come from all over the world to enjoy the famous cherry blossoms.

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International Women's Day 2014 Observed in Washington DC

March 27, 2014

Washington DC, USA - The UN International Women’s Day was commemorated at the distinguished and historic location, the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on March 27, 2014.

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Washington DC Forum: China as a Partner for Economic and Political Stability

March 26, 2014

Washington DC, USA: A forum on “The Role of China as a Partner for Economic and Political Stability in Asia and the World,” March 26, 2014, was moderated by Ralph E. Winnie, Jr., Director of the Eurasia Center’s China Program.

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Side Events to the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 19, 2014

New York, USA - During the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York in March 2014, UPF helped organize side events, one opposing human trafficking and the other urging the UN to consider women and the family as crucial drivers of social development.

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UN Women for Peace Holds Awards Luncheon and March

March 7, 2014

New York, USA - A march from the gates of the United Nations building to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on March 7, 2014, raised awareness about violence against women.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Washington DC

February 27, 2014

Washington DC, USA - The World Interfaith Harmony Week program in Washington DC on Feb. 27 featured speakers sharing their life experiences and spoke of their deep convictions about the importance of interfaith dialogue among different religious leaders as a means towards building world peace.

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UPF Statement: 52nd Session of the UN Commission on Social Development

February 21, 2014

Families thrive in cultures that uphold the value of parents and affirm the virtues that enhance family relationships such as commitment, personal responsibility, respect, fidelity, filial piety and empathy. It is only when we take the family seriously as the unique resource of love, guidance, principles, compassion and human connection that we may start to address a root cause of human weakness. The family must be recognized as key for global and human well-being.

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UPF Organizes Side Events to the UN Commission on Social Development

February 21, 2014

New York, USA - Side events to the 52nd session of the UN Commission on Social Development in February 2014 emphasized the family as a key driver of international development and social development.

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Washington DC Forum: India as a Facilitator for Stability and Confidence Builder

February 19, 2014

Washington DC, USA - A Feb. 19, 2014 forum in Washington DC discussed some of the factors that favor India’s role as a global facilitator for stability and confidence building between Russia, China, the US, the EU and the Middle East.

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UN-NGO Committee on the Family Considers Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues

February 14, 2014

New York, USA - The NGO Committee on the Family at the UN headquarters in New York met on Feb. 14, 2014 to address  “Global Perspectives on Family Well-Being: Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues Reconsidered.”

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the UN in New York

February 12, 2014

United Nations, New York - World Interfaith Harmony Week was celebrated at the UN Trusteeship Council chamber on Feb. 12, 2014, with the theme "A Vital Key for Peace and Development."

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Washington DC Forum: Women’s Role in Syria’s Transition and Reconciliation

January 15, 2014

Washington DC, USA - In advance of the upcoming Geneva II conference UPF convened a forum in Washington DC on Jan. 15, 2014 on “Women’s Role in Syria’s Transition and Reconciliation.”

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North American Leadership Conferences Held in 5 Cities

December 14, 2013

h Washington, DC, USA - UPF-North America organized leadership conferences in the latter part of 2013 on the theme of “Building a Nation and a World of Peace” in Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and Ottawa to build national networks of Ambassadors for Peace.

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Washington DC Forum: Transnational Crime and Gang Violence

December 11, 2013

Washington DC, USA - "Transnational Crime and Gang Violence" was the topic of a Dec. 11, 2013 forum organized by UPF's Office of Peace and Security Affairs in Washington, DC.

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UPF-Africa Organizes Peace and Development Programs in Las Vegas

December 3, 2013

Las Vegas, USA - In the final years of his life, UPF founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon initiated a project in Las Vegas aimed at offering a new vision for peace and human development to world leaders. He sometimes called it his “Shining City” project because he hoped it would help change the reputation of Las Vegas from “Sin City” to a city of educational enlightenment.

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Autumn Japanese Tea Ceremony in Washington DC

November 21, 2013

Washington DC, USA - The autumn Japanese Tea Ceremony was held at the UPF’s Peace Embassy in Washington, DC Nov. 21, 2013. Two sessions allowed a total of 60 diplomats including seven ambassadors from 26 embassies, Ambassadors for Peace, friends of UPF and the staff to enjoy either lunch or dinner despite their busy schedules.

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Promoting a New Paradigm for Sustainable Peace in Virginia

November 19, 2013

Richmond, Virginia, USA - Leaders in Richmond, Virginia gathered to discuss UPF's proposal for "Sustainable Peace in our Nation and World" on Nov. 19, 2013.

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