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International Leadership Conference

Parliamentarians, Faith Leaders Address Challenges of Our Time

August 29, 2018

Seoul, Korea—The 32nd International Leadership Conference organized by UPF brought together more than 300 leaders from over 80 nations.

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32nd International Leadership Conference Schedule

August 26, 2018

Seoul, Korea— Over 300 participants from nearly 80 different countries convened for the 32nd International Leadership Conference, which was held from August 26 to 30, 2018, at the Lotte Hotel.

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K. Ejima: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

The three major nations of Northeast Asia, namely, Japan, South Korea and China, collectively produce 22 percent of the world’s total GDP. … With North Korea added to these three nations, however, the Northeast Asian region is plagued with complex problems such as an ideological confrontation long after the Cold War … East Asia which is separated by the Genkai Sea as well as the 38th parallel does not have a regional transportation system with high reliability and efficiency, making a major bottleneck against the expansion of regional trade.

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Interreligious Association for Peace and Development Launched in Europe

April 29, 2018

Vienna, Austria—A two-day International Leadership Conference organized by Universal Peace Federation brought together 250 participants from 45 nations.

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Freedom of Faith a ‘Litmus Test’ for All Human Rights

April 28, 2018

Freedom of religion or belief is an essential human right and an expression of the deepest personal freedom—freedom of conscience.

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Argentine Parliamentarians Share Experiences from ILC 2018

April 5, 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina—Two Argentine parliamentarians and IAPP members shared their experiences participating in the International Leadership Conference (ILC) 2018 at a UPF meeting.

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World Leaders Affirm the Mission and Work of UPF

February 21, 2018

Seoul, Korea—The 2018 UPF International Leadership Conference closed with participants expressing a high degree of satisfaction with the presentations and discussions.

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Spirit of Optimism Evident at International Leadership Conference

February 19, 2018

Seoul, Korea—More than 550 experts and officials from over 90 countries met at the 2018 UPF International Leadership Conference (ILC).

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International Leadership Conference 2018 Schedule

February 18, 2018

Seoul, Korea—More than 550 experts and officials from over 90 countries met at the 2018 UPF International Leadership Conference (ILC). The ILC assembled from February 18 to 21, 2018, at the Lotte Hotel World to discuss “Building a World of Lasting Peace: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values.”

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Argentinian Ambassador for Peace Shares Reflections on IRLC 2017

December 13, 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina—Ambassador for Peace Pastor Alba Rosa Contardo shared her experience participating in the Interreligious Leadership Conference (IRLC) 2017 at a UPF-Argentina meeting.

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African Leaders Visit Hawaiian Coffee Farms

December 10, 2017

Kona, United States—In December, UPF convened a special International Leadership Conference (ILC) for African leaders dedicated to the theme “Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development: The Responsibility of Business Leaders,” in Kona, Hawaii.

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Argentine Parliamentarians Share Experiences from Paraguay ILC

November 17, 2016

Buenos Aires, Argentina—Argentine parliamentarians and professionals from different sectors shared their experiences participating in the International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Paraguay at a UPF meeting in Buenos Aires.

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UPF-Japan Holds Forum on Refugees, Terrorism, and Nationalism

November 11, 2016

Tokyo, Japan—UPF-Japan held its 28th Peace Diplomats Forum on “Refugees, Terrorism, and Nationalism in Europe and the Future Prospects.” 

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Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Cambodia

November 3, 2016

Phnom Penh, Cambodia—Cambodia’s chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace was launched at the Cambodia Leadership Conference, held at the Royal School of Administration. 

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Rome Conference Stresses ‘Cooperation for Peace’

October 1, 2016

Rome, Italy—"Cooperation for Peace, Dignity for Everyone” was the title of a one-day conference organized by UPF-Italy.

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Czech Parliamentarians Probe Paths to Peace

April 11, 2016

Prague, Czech Republic—UPF held a roundtable in the Czech Parliament to discuss the roles of religious and secular leaders in bringing peace.

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International Leadership Conference Held in Korea

February 16, 2016

Seoul, Korea—A special International Leadership Conference was convened to discuss the theme “Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time”. More than 340 international delegates, including more than 140 current parliamentarians, attended the conference.

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Reflections from the International Leadership Conference

February 16, 2016

Seoul, Korea—A selection of reflections from the International Leadership Conference held on Feb. 12 to 16, 2016, in Seoul, Korea, with the theme “Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: The Role of Governments, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations.”

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Press Release - International Leadership Conference Opening

February 16, 2016

More than 600 delegates from over 60 nations—including over 140 current members of parliament and six cabinet ministers—gathered in Seoul, Korea, from February 12 to 16, 2016, for the International Leadership Conference (ILC) titled “Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: The Role of Governments, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations.”

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Press Release - Call for a Fifth UN Office in Korea at the National Assembly

February 15, 2016

Against a background of strained ties and escalating tension between North and South Korea, parliamentarians from around the world who were in Seoul to attend an International Leadership Conference (ILC) joined approximately 20 Korean lawmakers at the National Assembly to call for the United Nations to establish a fifth office on the Korean Peninsula to ease tension on the peninsula and reduce fears in Northeast Asia.

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