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Peace and Security

UN Secretary-General Urges Faith Leaders to Be Peacebuilders

July 18, 2017

Guterres Speech 2017 07 18New York, United States—UN Secretary-General António Guterres has given a speech emphasizing the role of religious leaders in preventing extremism.

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IAPP Hosts UN Luncheon to Discuss Northeast Asia

July 14, 2017

New York, United States—“Building Peace and Stability in Northeast Asia” was the theme of a high-level special luncheon held by UPF and the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) at the United Nations.

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IAPP Launched in Israel

June 21, 2017

Jerusalem, Israel—The Israel chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was launched at Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.  

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Parliamentarians Association Is Launched in Nigeria

June 5, 2017

Abuja, Nigeria—The Nigerian chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) has been launched at a ceremony at the National Assembly.

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UPF-Nigeria Invited to Ile-Ife Peace Ceremony

May 6, 2017

Ile-Ife, Nigeria—UPF-Nigeria was invited to participate in the reconciliation ceremony for the Yoruba and Hausa peoples in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

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UPF-USA Convenes Program on Leadership

March 11, 2017

New York, United States—About 100 social activists came together for a day of focused study, reflection, and discussion of themes essential to successful and principled leadership.

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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 parliamentarians’ 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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