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Peace and Security

Africa Day 2014 Observed at a Forum in Italy

May 25, 2014

Bologna, Italy - An Africa Day forum on May 25, 2014 in Bologna, Italy, was entitled: "Peace and Geopolitical Development in the sub-Saharan Africa."

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Conference in Benin Focuses on Building a Continent of Peace

May 25, 2014

Cotonou, Benin - A regional conference and Africa Day celebration in Cotonou May 24-25, 2014 focused on “Building a Continent of Peace through True Family Values, Good Citizenship, Good Governance and Good Interfaith Cooperation.”

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UPF Chapters Observe Africa Day 2014

May 25, 2014

In Australia, Benin, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and US, UPF organized conferences, forums and gala events on Africa Day, May 25, 2014.

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Africa Day 2014 Observed in Johannesburg

May 25, 2014

Johannesburg, South Africa - UPF-South Africa commemorated Africa Day, May 25, 2014, with the theme: “Commemorating Africa Day with Prayer and Devotion.” More than 16 different religious organizations were invited to share in the commemoration of this day.

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Australians Support Iraq's Democratic Elections

May 11, 2014

Sydney, Australia -  UPF-Australia representatives served as observers for the Iraqi parliamentary elections on April 30, 2014 at polling stations set up in Sydney so Iraqi residents in Australia could cast their ballots.

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Washington DC Forum: The Coming Arctic Boom and Polar Foreign Policy

April 30, 2014

Washington DC, USA - In light of environmental concerns and the rich natural resources of the Arctic, UPF's Washington DC Office of Peace and Security Affairs hosted a forum on “The Coming Arctic Boom and Polar Foreign Policy” on April 30, 2014.

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Peace Council Established in Presheva, South Serbia

April 28, 2014

Presheva, Serbia - Members of the Albanian Peace Council visited Serbia April 26-27, 2014, to organize a peace council in the city of Presheva, the cultural center of Albanians living in South Serbia.

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International Leadership Conference Held in Uruguay

April 23, 2014

Montevideo, Uruguay - An International Leadership Conference in Montevideo April 21-23, 2014, on the theme of “Toward a New Paradigm for Peace and Human Development in Latin America” brought together leaders from government, academia and civil society.

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100th Anniversary of the Amalgamation of Nigeria

April 14, 2014

Abuja, Nigeria - A commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the amalgamation of Nigeria at the National Merit Award House in Abuja on April 14, 2014, was attended by Ambassadors for Peace and other distinguished Nigerians.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Israel's Plan B for Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

April 13, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - The central political issue of conflicts in the Middle East and Israel’s “plan B” for solving the Israeli-Palestinian crisis after the failure of US Secretary of State John’s Kerry’s efforts was the focus of the April 13, 2014 forum.

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Forums in Japan on Insights about European Integration

April 5, 2014

Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan organized programs April 3-5, 2014 on the theme, "Peacemaking Processes in Europe: Proposals for East Asia" featuring Dr. Walter Schwimmer, former secretary general of the Council of Europe.

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UPF Chair Promotes Peace Education in Nigeria

April 2, 2014

Abuja, Nigeria - UPF International Chairman Dr. Charles S. Yang was in Nigeria from March 31 to April 2, 2014 as part of a recent tour of several African nations to meet to meet with government officials to brief them on the work of UPF and encourage national peace education initiatives.

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Leadership Conference Held in Nairobi

March 29, 2014

Nairobi, Kenya - Twenty-five Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace traveled to Kenya to join UPF leaders from Benin, Uganda, Somalia, Eritria and Kenya for a Special Leadership Conference March 27–29, 2014 following up on the leadership conference in Korea the previous month.

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Washington DC Forum: China as a Partner for Economic and Political Stability

March 26, 2014

Washington DC, USA: A forum on “The Role of China as a Partner for Economic and Political Stability in Asia and the World,” March 26, 2014, was moderated by Ralph E. Winnie, Jr., Director of the Eurasia Center’s China Program.

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Call for Peace in Syria

March 9, 2014

An All Sides Consultation on Syria in Austria on March 8-9, 2014 called for an end to the war, the violation of human rights causing a huge number of victims, and the destruction of infrastructure and culture.

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All-Sides Consultation in Austria on the Syrian Conflict

March 9, 2014

Burgschlaining, Austria - An All Sides Consultation for a Political Solution to the Syrian Conflict March 8-9, 2014 addressed concerns of the Syrian people for security, to bridge the rifts, people on the move, political rights and political transitions.

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Akwa Ibom Ambassadors for Peace Launch Campaign for Peace and Unity

February 28, 2014

Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria - Ambassadors for Peace launched a campaign in Akwa Ibom State Feb. 28, 2014, proclaiming 2014 as a year for national unity and emphasizing the significance of marriage and family in building a peaceful nation and world.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Egypt toward New Leadership

February 26, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - Diplomats, scholars, journalists and students of political science and diplomacy gathered on Feb. 26, 2014, in the house of a former Israeli ambassador to Egypt to discuss the upcoming elections in Egypt.

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Washington DC Forum: India as a Facilitator for Stability and Confidence Builder

February 19, 2014

Washington DC, USA - A Feb. 19, 2014 forum in Washington DC discussed some of the factors that favor India’s role as a global facilitator for stability and confidence building between Russia, China, the US, the EU and the Middle East.

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Seoul Conference Explores Paradigms for Peace and Human Development

February 14, 2014

Seoul, Korea - “Toward a New Paradigm for Peace and Human Development” was the theme of an International Leadership Conference that drew people from 50 nations to Seoul, Korea, Feb. 9-13, 2014.

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