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

Global Day of Parents Observed in Washington DC

June 11, 2013

Washington DC, USA - A forum on the Global Day of Parents took place at The Washington Times on June 11. Speakers included Dr. Rosa Rai Djalal, President of the Muslim Women's Association and wife of the Ambassador of Indonesia, and H.E. Gilbert Galanxhi, Ambassador of Albania.

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UN Diplomats Welcome Global Day of Parents

June 4, 2013

New York, USA - UN diplomats and members of the NGO community assembled on June 4, 2013 in a delegates' dining room for the first annual observance of the UN Global Day of Parents.

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United Nations Celebrates First Global Day of Parents

June 4, 2013

New York, USA - The Global Parents Day was duly commemorated by a special luncheon in the newly renovated UN Delegates Café on June4, 2013.

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Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Washington DC Peace Embassy

May 30, 2013

Washington DC, US - On May 30, 2013 the temperature hit over 90 degrees. It was like a heat stroke covering the Washington, DC area. Nevertheless, for the guests the weather was not a barrier to enjoying the green tea that was prepared with the utmost care by the UPF staff and volunteers.

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Clergy March for Peace in Old Jerusalem

May 18, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - The Middle East Peace Initiative pilgrims walked arm in arm on May 18, 2013, through the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem chanting, “Peace, Shalom, Salaam Alaikum. Let’s Bring Peace to the Middle East!”

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MEPI Interfaith Efforts Lauded by Religious, Civic Leaders in Jerusalem

May 18, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - Israeli rabbis, civic leaders, and leaders of the Christian, Jewish, and Druze communities gave high praise to the Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) efforts at a banquet in Jerusalem on May 17, 2013.

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Interfaith Pilgrims Gather in Jerusalem for Peace

May 15, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - Faith leaders from diverse traditions descended on the Holy City of Jerusalem on May 14, 2013 as part of the Middle East Peace Initiative and to honor the tenth anniversary of the “Jerusalem Declaration” for peace.

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Side Events to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

March 15, 2013

United Nations, New York - UPF joined in organizing side events for the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women March 4-15, 2013.

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S. Zakhem: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development

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T. McDevitt: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development

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D. Burton: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Freedom, and Human Rights

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A. Guerra: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace and Security in East Asia

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H.J. Moon: Address to World Summit 2013

February 23, 2013

Dr. Hyung Moon delivered this address on behalf of his mother, UPF Co-Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, at the opening of World Summit 2013.

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Interfaith Harmony Week 2013 Celebrated at the UN General Assembly

February 14, 2013

United Nations, New York - A celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week took place at the UN General Assembly on Feb. 14, 2013. The theme was "United for a Culture of Peace through Interfaith Harmony."

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Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Salt Lake City

February 1, 2013

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - The Salt Lake City Interfaith Roundtable officially kicked off Interfaith Month 2013 with a special breakfast meeting on January 31 at the Salt Lake Downtown Marriott Hotel, which also recognized the annual World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 1-7.

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Bali Declaration Calls for a Global Ecological Civilization

December 13, 2012

Bali, Indonesia - UPF staff participated in a World Ecological Safety Assembly in Bali, Indonesia, Dec. 10-12, 2012, joining 500 participants representing politics, governments, NGOs, science, media and academe.

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International Leadership Seminar in Washington, DC

December 8, 2012

Washington DC, USA - UPF's Office of Embassy Relations in Washington DC concluded its programs for the year with a seminar on December 8 to introduce the core values and teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Founder of UPF. This seminar was the first presentation in an educational series that will continue into the new year.

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Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN Hosts Tea Ceremony

November 27, 2012

New York, USA - The Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony organized by staff of UPF's Office of UN Relations on Nov. 27, 2012.

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H.E. Mr. Al-Nasser Receives UPF Leadership Award

November 15, 2012

New York, USA - Amb. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 66th Session of the UN General Asembly, received UPF's prestigious Leadership and Good Governance Award at a special Award Ceremony in New York Nov. 15, 2012.

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Washington DC Forum: The Sahel Region of West Africa: Permanent Crisis?

November 13, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - A round-table discussion on "The Sahel Region of West Africa: Permanent Crisis?" took place on Nov. 13, 2012; the ecological and humanitarian crisis affects more than 18 million people.

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