Washington DC Forum: North Korea in Its Third Generation of Leadership, Prospects for the Future

May 23, 2012

A roundtable on “North Korea in its Third Generation of Leadership: Prospects for the Future,” sponsored by the UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs, Washington, DC, was held on May 23, 2012.

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Washington DC Forum: Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia and Oceania

April 25, 2012

A roundtable on "Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia and Oceania: Constructing a Security Community in the Region,” on April 25, 2012 examined prospects for developing a system of collective security for the Southeast Asia and Oceania.

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UN International Women's Day in Washington DC

March 27, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - The Washington Times Beech conference room was the venue for over 70 guests from the diplomatic corps and the private sector for the commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 27 invited by UPF-DC International Office and co-sponsors The Leadership Council for Human Rights and The Washington Times Foundation.

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Washington DC Forum: Transnational Crime in the Americas

March 14, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - UPF Washington’s Office of Peace and Security Affairs held a roundtable on March 14, 2012, on “Transnational Crime in the Americas,” 
an issue with serious political, economic, and moral ramifications.

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Washington DC Forum: The Arab Spring One Year Later

February 29, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - A roundtable hosted by the UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs on Feb. 29, 2012, featured an appraisal of the Arab Spring upon the first anniversary of the events in Egypt that overthrew the Mubarak regime.

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Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Washington DC

February 16, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - Commemorating World Interfaith Harmony Week, UPF-DC held a dinner for distinguished speakers at The Washington Times on February 16 entitled: “Common Ground for the Common Good.” Nearly 100 guests from the diplomatic, NGO, religious, and civic communities listened in rapt attention to four distinguished speakers. Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Director of the UPF Office of Embassy Relations, introduced the video of current UPF programs and Mr. Thomas McDevitt, president of The Washington Times, greeted the audience.

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Forum on Women in Tunisia and the Arab Spring

January 25, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - A professor of women's studies at the University of Tunis in Tunisia, Mrs. Houda Zaibi Belhassen shared insights into the "Arab Spring" in her native Tunisia to a select audience at The Washington Times on January 25. She particularly noted the progressive Personal Status Code that offers special protection to women and children.

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Washington DC Forum: Regional Perspectives of the Korean Peninsula

December 14, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - On Dec. 14, 2011, the UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs convened its inaugural roundtable meeting in Washington, DC on “Regional Perspectives of the Korean Peninsula 
after the November Asian Summits.”

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Japanese Tea Ceremony in Washington, DC

November 10, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - On a beautiful autumn day, UPF's DC Office presented Japanese tea ceremonies for invited guests from the Washington diplomatic community, friends of UPF, and Ambassadors for Peace. Two tea ceremonies, with an accompanying afternoon lunch and evening dinner, were held on November 10 at the UPF Peace Embassy.

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Day of Peace Observed in Washington, DC

September 29, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - The UPF-DC office organized a UN International Day of Peace program under the theme, “Make Your Voice Heard” on September 29 at The Washington Times building.

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Hosting Malaysian Parliamentarians at a Religious Freedom Conference

July 17, 2011

Washington, DC  - Thirteen Malaysian Parliamentarians, led by Dr. Chong Young Yoo of UPF-Malaysia, attended a special International Leadership Conference for Parliamentarians convened in Washington DC, USA on the theme of “Leadership, Good Governance, and Interfaith Cooperation.” The July 11-17 visit to the US was sponsored by Universal Peace Federation.

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Day of Families Observed in Washington, DC

June 17, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - The UN International Day of Families was commemorated at The Washington Times’ Beech Room in the District of Columbia on June 17. Diplomats, media representatives, community activists, and NGO leaders made up the one hundred guests. The six speakers represented a wide spectrum of thinkers dedicated to supporting and strengthening families worldwide.

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Japanese Tea Ceremony in Washington, DC

May 26, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - May 26 was the hottest day of the year with the temperature at 90 degrees. The driveway and entrance to the UPF Peace Embassy was watered down to cool it and to welcome the guests, signifying purification of the surroundings of the "Tea House" as the guests arrived. Black sedans and diplomat-plated cars arrived one by one, dropping off their guests, who were greeted at the door by a kimono-clad hostess.

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Women's Day Observed in Washington DC

March 30, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - "Women and the World at a Turning Point" was the theme of the International Women's Day observance at The Washington Times headquarters on March 30.

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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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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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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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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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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 Day Commemorated in Washington, DC

May 23, 2010

Washington, DC, USA - Speakers at the Africa Day program in Washington, DC included Ambassadors from African countries to the US and Americans who have traveled to Africa on peace missions.

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