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|South Asia Peace Initiative|
In various nations of South Asia, UPF is promoting peace and cooperation through leadership consultations and grassroots activities.
Nepal: Reconciling political divisions, addressing conflicts, and cultivating the spirit of one family under God have been foremost programs in this Himalayan nation. A special focus has been high-level consultations as a new constitution is drafted and the state restructured. Grassroots activities such as service, education, and health care programs for youth along with various community development projects are on-going. For reports, click here.
Afghanistan: Bringing together people from various sectors of society to discuss common values, build friendships, and help the less fortunate while working together for peace to a war-ravaged land. Programs are supported by Ambassadors for Peace from all levels of society. For reports, click here.
Bangladesh: Promoting interreligious dialogue and strengthening marriage and family are on-going programs. Peacebuilding also means investing in the education and health of the next generation. For reports, click here.
India: As the world’s largest democracy seeks to manage its new-found economic prosperity, leadership consultations promote interreligious cooperation and encourage good governance. In addition, young people are brought together from diverse backgrounds to build mutual understanding and to teach basic values that will ensure a bright future. For reports, click here.
Pakistan: Young people are brought together from diverse backgrounds to build bridges of understanding and help local communities supported by leadership that embraces the values of both Pakistani and Japanese cultures. For reports, click here.
Sri Lanka: Overcoming religious prejudice among the youth while learning the value of living for others has been a hallmark of the projects of this island nation. This naturally leads to serving local communities, promoting good sportsmanship, and character education initiatives. Leadership consultations likewise promote principles of good governance. For reports, click here.
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Presentations at UPF World Summit 2013:
H.E. Mohammad Karim Khalili, Vice President of Afghanistan: "Peace, Security, and Human Development"
Insights about peacebuilding
Rt. Hon. Madhav Kumar Nepal, Prime Minister, Nepal (2009-2011): "Nepal's Transition to Democracy"