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Marriage and Family

UPF organizes seminars and conferences related to strengthening marriage and family.

Cheongpyeong, Korea - The founders of UPF, Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, called for a new era of women’s leadership for peace during an assembly hosted by the Women’s Federation for World Peace International in the Cheongshim Peace Center in South Korea on July 16.

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Geneva, Switzerland - A European Leadership Conference took place at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on "The Contribution of the Family to Peace, Human Development and Prosperity" July 5-6, 2012.

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Lagos, Nigeria - A nationwide conference on Marriage and Family as Instruments for Peace and National Development took place June 6-7, 2012 during a time of national mourning after a plane crash in Lagos claimed the lives of 163 people.

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Lagos, Nigeria - A marriage and family conference in Lagos June 5-7 launched a series of events on “Marriage and Family as Instruments for Peace and National Development." Programs are planned in six cities leading up to a national conference and interfaith blessing festival in Abuja later in the year.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - Under the title “The development of love in the course of life,” a series of meetings took place on May 22 and 29 and June 5 at the Embassy for Peace in Buenos Aires as part of the Marriage and Family Initiative organized by UPF-Argentina.

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New York, USA - The recent publication of The Family and the MDGs: Using Family Capital to Achieve the 8 Millennium Development Goals marks a renewed effort to recognize the family as a critical resource for addressing the most serious global issues..

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Durham, North Carolina, USA - A statewide UPF program titled “The New Era of Women Leadership” was held on April 28 at the Lovin’ Life Ministries center in Durham, North Carolina. It aimed to raise awareness of human-rights violations in Japan, Liberia, and the United States.

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Toronto, Canada – Universal Peace Federation and Women’s Federation for World Peace organized a forum on ‘Awakening the Dignity of Women’ in Toronto, Canada, on April 14.

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Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines - The provincial government of Sultan Kudarat joined with UPF to co-host an Interfaith Peace Festival in southwestern Mindanao on March 31, 2012.

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Cheong Pyeong, Korea - People from 54 countries filled a new stadium in Cheong Pyeong for the World Peace Blessing on March 24, 2012. More than 2,500 couples participated as newlyweds and 1,100 couples joined to re-affirm their marital vows.

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New York, USA - In parallel and side events during the 56th Session of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women in February and March 2012, UPF representatives emphasized strengthening the family and combating human trafficking.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala - An Ambassadors for Peace forum on the theme of "What is family?" took place on February 25. Participants read from the speech "God's Ideal Family and Peace Kingdom" about the value of three generations living together in trust, harmony, love, and respect.

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