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Peace and Security

Faith and Spirituality Suggested to Aid Refugees

February 23, 2017

New York, United States—“Refugees and the Culture of Peace: What Spirituality Has to Offer” was the title of a program held by the Culture of Peace Working Group.

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Reflections of World Summit 2017 Participants

February 5, 2017

Seoul, Korea—Participants of the fourth UPF World Summit, which took place from February 1 to 5, 2017, offer their impressions of the conference. 

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World Summit 2017 on Peace, Security and Human Development: Executive Summary

February 5, 2017

Seoul, Korea—World Summit 2017, organized by the Universal Peace Federation from February 1 to 5, 2017, provided a comprehensive assessment of peace, security and human development around the world.

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World Summit 2017 Concludes with IAPP and ICUS Assemblies

February 4, 2017

Seoul, Korea—The fourth World Summit on “Peace, Security and Human Development” concluded with a new assembly of parliamentarians and the return of a historic assembly of scientists.

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Sunhak Peace Prize Awarded at World Summit

February 3, 2017

Seoul, Korea—Two persons who have been a godsend to countless refugees were awarded the Sunhak Peace Prize during World Summit 2017.

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Day Two of World Summit 2017 Honors UPF Founders

February 2, 2017

Seoul, Korea—The second day of World Summit 2017 celebrated the UPF founders’ birthdays and assembled more than 400 of the world’s parliamentarians in Korea’s National Assembly.

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World Summit 2017 Opening Banquet

February 1, 2017

Seoul, Korea—The fourth World Summit on “Peace, Security and Human Development” opened with a banquet attended by more than 500 dignitaries from 120 nations.

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UPF Conference Addresses Crisis in Syria

December 19, 2016

Larnaca, Cyprus—Syrian leaders, scholars and journalists attended a UPF conference on “Syria: Opening Lines of Communication and Soft Power Approaches to Peace.”

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Search for Balkan Consensus at Sarajevo Conference

December 15, 2016

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina—Consensus and cooperation in the Balkan region were the focus of a conference held on December 15, 2016.

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Nigerians Mark Anniversary of ‘Center of Unity’

December 12, 2016

Abuja, Nigeria—UPF-Nigeria commemorated the 25th anniversary of the movement of the nation’s Federal Capital Territory from Lagos to Abuja.

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Nigerians Host Annual General Peace Assembly

December 11, 2016

Owerri, Nigeria—About 200 participants attended the UPF-Nigeria Annual General Peace Assembly 2016, which was devoted to the Peace Vision 2020.

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UPF-USA Hosts International Leadership Conference

December 1, 2016

Washington, D.C., United States—More than 200 leaders from 54 nations attended an International Leadership Conference (ILC) which featured the launch of a parliamen- tarians’ peacebuilding association known as the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP).

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K. Chang: Promoting Cross-Strait Peaceful Development

November 26, 2016

Speech given by Dr. King-yuh Chang, former minister of the Mainland Affairs Council of the Executive Yuan, ROC, at the Cross-Strait Peace Consultative Conference in Hong Kong. 

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UPF-Czech Republic Examines Challenges of Our Time

November 25, 2016

Prague, Czech Republic—More than 50 participants attended a conference held in the Czech Parliament on “Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time.”

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International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Japan

November 23, 2016

Tokyo, Japan—An International Leadership Conference launching the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) in Japan was held on November 11 and November 16 to 17. 

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Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Bangladesh

October 21, 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh—The speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament chaired the launching of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace in Bangladesh. 

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Ukrainians Discuss Building a Culture of Peace

October 21, 2016

Kyiv, Ukraine—The former president of Ukraine was the main speaker at the UPF conference “Fundamental Principles of Sustainable Peace.”

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Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Sri Lanka

October 5, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka—Sri Lanka's branch of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace was launched at a special ceremony held inside the Sri Lankan parliament building in Colombo.

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South Asia Peace Initiative Conference Held in Pakistan

September 29, 2016

Islamabad, Pakistan—The 19th South Asia Peace Initiative (SAPI) conference convened at the National Library of Pakistan in Islamabad, the capital. 

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UPF Invited to Help Nigerian Amnesty Program

September 28, 2016

Abuja, Nigeria—The Federal Government of Nigeria has invited UPF to develop programs to help its amnesty program for former Niger Delta militants.

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