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Marriage and Family

National Parents Day Commemorated in Washington, DC

July 24, 2019

Washington, DC, United States—National Parents Day celebration honored couples who are exemplary leaders in living for the sake of others.

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Asia Leadership Conference Promotes Peace Principles

July 22, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand—UPF convened a three-day Asian Leadership Conference (ALC) in July with 96 participants from 11 nations, the largest ALC it has held to date.

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International Day of Families Observed in Portugal

June 16, 2019

Odivelas, Portugal—The 2019 UN International Day of Families was celebrated with a conference and a Peace Blessing ceremony.

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Global Day of Parents Observed at UN Headquarters

June 11, 2019

New York, United States—A UN panel affirmed the essential role of mothers and fathers for children’s well-being and building good societies.

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Philippines Hosts Asian Leadership Conference

June 9, 2019

Manila, Philippines—UPF hosted an Asian Leadership Conference in the Philippines at which it inaugurated the national chapter of the IAPD.

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International Day of Families Observed in Czech Republic

May 30, 2019

Prague, Czech Republic—UPF held a conference examining “Family and the Media” and “Why We Need the Family.”

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International Day of Families Observed in Norway

May 22, 2019

Oslo, Norway—Speakers emphasized that because the family is sacred, the day that commemorates families should be honored.

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International Day of Families Observed in Austria

May 17, 2019

Vienna, Austria—Fifty guests attended a conference titled “Family as the Basis of a Sustainable Future,” held to commemorate International Day of Families.

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International Day of Families Observed at UN

May 15, 2019

New York, United States—A large audience gathered at the UN headquarters to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Families.

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International Day of Families Observed in Switzerland

May 14, 2019

Geneva, Switzerland—UPF co-sponsored a conference on interfaith cooperation and the family, held at the World Council of Churches.

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UPF-Nepal Conference Discusses Building a Nation of Peace

May 2, 2019

Kathmandu, Nepal—UPF-Nepal held a conference on the family and building a nation of peace at the Peace Embassy in Kathmandu, the country’s capital.

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Asian Leadership Conference Focuses on UPF Peace Principles

April 29, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand—Ninety-one participants from 12 nations learned about UPF’s Principles of Peace at an Asian Leadership Conference held in April.

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International Marriage as Bridge Between Cultures

March 30, 2019

Budapest, Hungary—Hungarian-Filipino couples took part in a UPF event that focused on intercultural marriages.

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UPF, Peruvian Congressman Hold Forum on Building a Culture of Peace

March 28, 2019

Trujillo, Peru—UPF-Peru and the office of Congressman Luis Alberto Yika García co-organized a forum on “Principles and Values for Human Development Towards a Culture of Peace.”

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UPF Conference Inspires Asian Leaders to Promote Family Values

March 25, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand—UPF convened an Asian Leadership Conference in Thailand in March, which was attended by 80 participants from 14 nations.

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A Celebration of the Family in U.S. State of Virginia

March 16, 2019

Fairfax, United States—A Celebration of the Family World Peace Festival brought together a broad spectrum of family proponents.

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UPF Statement on International Women's Day

March 8, 2019

The Universal Peace Federation upholds the essential value and central role of women in peacebuilding and human development.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Moscow

February 22, 2019

Moscow, Russia—About 40 people attended a UPF program dedicated to World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019.

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Prague Gathering Explores Future of Human Rights

December 17, 2018

Prague, Czech Republic—In recognition of Human Rights Day, UPF held a conference titled “Europe and the Future of Human Rights.”

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Plant Seeds of Peace in Early Childhood, Conference Advises

November 29, 2018

New Haven, United States—A conference of educators asked the question, “Can early childhood development advance ‘The Culture of Peace?’”

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