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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace centered on universal spiritual and moral values.



We may call that God different names but we remain one nation.
Barack Obama
South Korea

Toward a New Paradigm for Peace and Human Development
By Joy Pople, UPF International  
Thursday, 13 February 2014

Seoul, Korea - “Toward a New Paradigm for Peace and Human Development” was the theme of an International Leadership Conference that drew people from 50 nations to Seoul, Korea, from Feb. 9 to 13, 2014. Distinguished diplomats, scholars and peace activists offered insights into current events on the Korean Peninsula and in the Middle East to the 165 conference participants. Religious leaders, educators, journalists and women leaders described their work to build understanding and improve relations among diverse people in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For the conference schedule and links to some of the presentations, click here.

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H. Hong: Building a Roadmap for Peace in Northest Asia
By Dr. Hyunik Hong, Senior Research Fellow, Security Strategy Studies Department, Sejong Institute, Seoul, Korea  
Monday, 10 February 2014

The United States government and China are expecting too much from South Korea. The South Korean government should play a more active and creative role, of course. The South Korean government should realize that it would be the greatest victim in the eventuality of North Korea developing nuclear weapons. So we should make proposals that may be accepted by not just North Korea but also the United States and China. That includes the guarantee of security for North Korea so that they can renounce any plan for developing nuclear weapons.

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Bicyclists for Peace Release Doves at Korea's DMZ
By UPF - Korea  
Saturday, 24 August 2013

Imjingak, Korea - About 1600 people from 70 nations gathered at the Imjingak on August 24 to pray for the peaceful reunification of South and North Korea. Then they released doves expressing hope for the peaceful reunification of Korea and the establishment of a World Peace Park at the DMZ.

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Building Momentum in Korea for Nations of Peace
By Joy Pople, UPF International  
Friday, 23 August 2013

Seoul, Korea - “The greatest tribute we can offer to Rev. Sun Myung Moon is to carry on the great work for peace to which he dedicated his entire life,” said Hon. Jose de Venecia, founding chairman of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties at an International Leadership Conference in Korea Aug. 20-23. “Rev. Moon will be immortal, for there are millions of us who carry his memory in our hearts.”

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Korean Ambassadors for Peace Make Plans for 2013
By UPF - Korea  
Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Seoul, Korea - UPF-Korea held a workshop for Ambassadors for Peace in Seoul on March 29 to promote strong families, community volunteering, the reunification of Korea, and world peace. This was part of a series of workshops being held throughout Korea.

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D.W. Lim: Address to World Summit 2013
By Hon. Dong Won Lim, Former Minister of Unification, Republic of Korea  
Sunday, 24 March 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development on on the Korean Peninsula

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UPF Summit Addresses Peace, Security, and Development
By Joy Pople, UPF International  
Sunday, 24 February 2013

Seoul, Korea - National flags flanked a hall of the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel filled with 800 delegates from 91 nations attending UPF's World Summit 2013 in Seoul, Korea, February 22 to 25. For photos and list of speakers and their presentations, click here.

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World Summit 2013 Presentations
By UPF International  
Sunday, 24 February 2013

Speakers at the World Assembly 2013, Seoul, Korea, February 22-25, 2013

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J.R. Yoon: Address to World Summit 2013
By Rev. Jeung Rho Yoon, Chair, UPF-Korea  
Sunday, 24 February 2013

Commentary on UPF-Korea's peacebuilding work

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T.G. Walsh: Remarks on 7th Anniversary of the Founding of UPF in Korea
By Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, UPF International  
Saturday, 24 November 2012

Today we honor UPF-Korea. Its mission has only begun. May it flourish, growing in strength, wisdom, and capacity each and every day. For the world needs you.

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UPF-Korea Celebrates 7th Anniversary
By UPF - Korea  
Saturday, 24 November 2012

Cheongpyeong, Korea - A rally at the Cheongshim Peace Center on November 24 marked the seventh anniversary of UPF in Korea. Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon, Co-founder of UPF, encouraged the audience to honor heaven, live in gratitude, and work for peace.

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Honoring the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon
By UPF-International  
Saturday, 15 September 2012

Rev. Dr. Sun Myung MoonRev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Universal Peace Federation, died on September 3 in South Korea. He was 92. He passed away at 1:54 a.m. local time from complications of pneumonia, surrounded by family, friends, and followers. A memorial service, celebrating his life and legacy, took place in Korea on September 15. See highlights of Rev. Moon's life, an obituary in The Washington Times, and messages of condolence.

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One Family Under God Is Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s Lasting Legacy
By Dr. Michael Balcomb, UPF International  
Saturday, 15 September 2012

It’s often said that you really know who your friends are in a time of crisis, and the more than 300 UPF Ambassadors for Peace who made the long journey to Korea to attend the memorial services for Father Moon on September 15 proved that we are more than just friends: we are indeed one family under God. Over a course of three days, the UPF group shared tears, memories, determination, and also plenty of laughter and smiles as we comforted each other and shared testimony as to the many, many ways that this extraordinary man of God had touched all our lives.

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Fifty Thousand Gather to Say Farewell to Dr. Sun Myung Moon
By Dr. Michael Balcomb, UPF International  
Saturday, 15 September 2012

Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the international religious leader and founder of the Unification Church and the Universal Peace Federation was laid to rest on September 15 in a series of moving ceremonies held in the mountainous countryside just outside Seoul that Father Moon loved so much in life.

See also: One Family Under God Is Dr. Moon's Lasting Legacy.

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Football Great Pele Sends Condolence for Rev. Sun Myung Moon
By UPF International  
Saturday, 08 September 2012

"After meeting three former popes and former presidents of various nations including President Nelson Mandela, I had an opportunity to meet with Rev. Sun Myung Moon and the peace movement in Korea. He said to me that, since football is the largest organization in the world and a very important means of propagating the message of peace, I hold a great responsibility."

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