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Peace Education

UPF organizes seminars and conferences that present core values and universal principles of peacebuilding.

One hundred and fifty ambassadors, counselors, and other members of the diplomatic corps from the United Nations and Washington, DC, joined the Universal Peace Federation and The Washington Times Foundation's International Leadership Conference.

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The Universal Peace Federation hosted a Public Forum attended by 140 persons including the Mayor, The Hon. Hamilton Green; Deputy Mayor Mr. Robert Williams; Haji Roshan Khan, leader of the Guyana Islamic Forum; Pandit Chrishna Persaud, an Executive of the Guyana Maha Sabha; and other leading citizens.

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The three themes of faith, family and service intertwined through the presentations during Session II of the International Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2007.

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Inheriting and carrying forward the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and educating people for peace through the media, schools and at home were the dominant themes of the opening plenary of the International Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2007.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization published an illuminating document by A.S. Balasooriya on peace education. The main point of the document was that peace is not possible unless peaceable and virtuous people are raised up as individuals of good character. The link between peace and good character was articulated: "Peace education...is basically a character building intervention."

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Yong Pyong, Korea - More than 200 Ambassadors for Peace gathered in Yong Pyong, Korea, for a three-day study of the core values and principles of the UPF and its founder’s vision, looking for answers to the deceptively simple question, “Where does peace begin?”

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Paris, France - The FIAP Auditorium in Paris hosted around 200 participants in the French Assembly of Ambassadors for Peace on March 31, 2007. The topic was "Forming Alliances at the time of Global Crises." The purpose of the meeting was to inform guests about UPF activities

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Seoul, Korea - The Universal Peace Federation Assembly, entitled “Peacebuilding and Human Development: The UN and Beyond,” convened in Seoul, Korea from September 10-14, attended by over 400 delegates from 140 nations.

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The beautiful Hotel Franco in downtown Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, was the venue for the May 4-5 seminar organized by the Universal Peace Federation-Cameroon Chapter, with 103 dignitaries in attendance. The theme "Universal Principles: the Foundation for Lasting Peace" was well received by participants from three nations: Central African Republic, Gabon, and Cameroon.

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A seminar for traditional leaders from Pacific island nations was held in Hiroshima, Japan, May 1-7, 2006, in a very quiet part of the coastal hamlet town of Kure. The city of Kure is a shipbuilding area and it maintains a formidable naval fleet of frigates and submarines. The largest battleship of the Second World War, the Yamato, was built there.

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A seminar for traditional leaders from Pacific island nations was held in Hiroshima, Japan, May 1-7, 2006, in a very quiet part of the coastal hamlet town of Kure. The city of Kure is a shipbuilding area and it maintains a formidable naval fleet of frigates and submarines. The largest battleship of the Second World War, the Yamato, was built there.

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An Ambassadors for Peace Conference in Bujumbura for government ministers and legislators April 28-30, 2006, led to proposals for training educators to teach a peace curriculum.

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