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

David Eaton's Electric Viola Composition Performed in Detroit

March 6, 2011

Detroit, USA - Alexander (Sasha) Mishnaevsky, principal violist of the Detroit Symphony, performed excerpts of my new work, "Juxtapositions: Suite for Sasha for Electric Viola and Chamber Orchestra," as part of a benefit concert by musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on March 6.

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Parallel Event of the 55th Commission on the Status of Women

March 2, 2011

New York, USA - “Women and the World at a Turning Point”, a parallel event of the UN’s 55th Commission on the Status of Women was held at the Nigeria House on March 2, 2011, hosted by H.E. Mrs. Joy Ogwu, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN.

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Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week in DC

February 24, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - The UPF-DC Office organized an interfaith luncheon program under the theme of the “Interfaith Cooperation and Universal Peace” on February 24. The program was co-sponsored by The Washington Times Foundation and held in the Beech Room of The Washington Times building.

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First World Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated by UPF Chapters

February 8, 2011

The first World Interfaith Harmony Week, the first week of February 2011, was marked by a variety of types of observances organized by the Universal Peace Federation.

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Essay Contest: "My Role in Creating a Peaceful World"

January 26, 2011

New York, USA - "My Role in Creating a Peaceful World" is the theme of an international essay contest for children ages up to 14 and youth ages 15 to 25.

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UPF Founder Says Peace Is Close Despite Renewed Tensions on Korean Peninsula

November 23, 2010

New York, USA - Despite the sudden outbreak of renewed hostilities between the two Koreas, UPF Founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon has reiterated his firm belief that a new era of lasting peace is close at hand. His confident prediction came at the conclusion of the UPF World Assembly 2010, which drew a crowd of over 3,000 at the Manhattan Center in New York on November 22.

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Expanding the Peace Generation at the UPF Assembly

November 22, 2010

New York, USA - "Have you heard about the peace generation?" the Lovin' Life Band asked delegates from 60 nations to the World Assembly of the Universal Peace Federation that opened November 21 at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan.

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Interreligious Council Proposal Discussed in Washington DC

November 4, 2010

Washington, DC, USA - Diplomats, professionals, and educators braved a violent storm to participate in educators a UPF consultation regarding the proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Focuses on Culture and Peace

October 29, 2010

New York, USA - The Committee of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns honored the UN’s designation of 2010 as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures in a week of events Oct. 22-28, 2010, that explored the UN's commitment to peaceful resolutions of international issues.

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Day of Peace in Washington, DC, USA

September 23, 2010

Washington, DC, USA - The Embassy of Ghana in Washington DC hosted an International Day of Peace celebration on September 23, co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation-DC chapter. Among the 120 people in attendance were the Ambassadors of Ghana and Gambia.

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UN Predicts MDG Poverty Targets Will Be Met

September 22, 2010

New York, USA - The world is on track to reduce by half the number of people living in abject poverty by 2015, according to a UN report prepared for a Sept. 22, 2010, summit at the UN.

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Day of Peace in New York, USA

September 19, 2010

New York, USA - UPF-USA participated in the Vigil for International Peace held all day September 18 at the Central Park Bandshell in New York City.

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World Assembly Envisions the Dawn of New Era

July 24, 2010

New York, USA - It was a day of song, prophecy, and proclamation, as the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, surrounded by thousands of people from around the world, made bold predictions at a festive gathering in New York on July 24.

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UPF Partners with Project WISH to Reduce Health Disparity in Low-Income Women

July 16, 2010

Washington, DC, USA - The UPF office in Washington, DC, is partnering with District of Columbia Department of Health, Project WISH (Women Into Staying Healthy) Program to promote breast and cervical cancer awareness, screening, and health education to minority women in the District of Columbia and its suburbs.

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After Sixty Years, Time to Remember That “Freedom Is Not Free”

June 26, 2010

Washington, DC - An appreciative crowd gathered near the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC to reflect on the outbreak of the Korean War 60 years ago. The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet were the star attraction in a special program to honor the veterans from 16 nations who defended freedom on the Korean peninsula.

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Musical Collaboration of David D'Or and David Eaton

June 19, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - Platinum recording artist and Ambassador for Peace, David D’Or performed with the Israel Philharmonic on June 9, 2010 Mr. D’Or, one of Israel’s preeminent vocalists, has performed with the Philharmonic on several occasions, and for this performance he requested New York City Symphony director David Eaton to orchestrate one of his new songs.

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Mission of Nigeria to the UN Hosts Tea Ceremony

June 18, 2010

New York, NY - At the invitation of the Nigerian Mission to the United Nations, UPF organized a cultural program to demonstrate a culture of peace through the Japanese Tea Ceremony on June 18, 2010.

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Korean War Vets Thanked by Little Angels Korean Folk Ballet

June 8, 2010

Norfolk, USA - How do you thank men you've just met - who are older than your own grandfathers and don't speak your language - for fighting a brutal war in your country 60 years ago? The Little Angels, a children's folk ballet from South Korea, tried to do it Monday with sweet smiles, a few songs and tokens of gratitude they presented to American veterans of the Korean War.

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Tea Ceremony for Diplomats in Washington, DC

May 27, 2010

Washington, DC, USA - The Japanese Tea Ceremony, Cha Do or “The Way of Tea,” was exhibited to diplomats at the UPF Peace Embassy during both lunch and dinner on May 27.

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Africa Reshaping Global Agenda: Africa Day in New York City

May 26, 2010

New York, United States - At a celebration of Africa Day in New York on May 25, 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that peace and sustainable development in Africa was one of the world body’s top priorities.

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