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Peace and Security

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


UPF-Zambia Meets with National Assembly Members

January 29, 2014

Lusaka, Zambia - UPF-Zambia leaders met with members of the Committee on National Security and Foreign Affairs of the Zambia National Assembly Jan. 29, 2014 to discuss principles of good governance and conflict resolution.


Geneva Track 2 Consultation Executive Report: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria

January 25, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland - As Syria's civil war continued, UPF convened a “Track 2” conference in Geneva on Jan. 23, 2014 on the theme of "Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria: The Significance of Religion, Faith-Based Organizations and Civil Society."


Washington DC Forum: Women’s Role in Syria’s Transition and Reconciliation

January 15, 2014

Washington DC, USA - In advance of the upcoming Geneva II conference UPF convened a forum in Washington DC on Jan. 15, 2014 on “Women’s Role in Syria’s Transition and Reconciliation.”


Vatican's Academy of Sciences Convenes Consultation on Syria

January 13, 2014

Vatican City – UPF's president Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, along with the secretary general of UPF-Argentina, Miguel Werner attended a Jan. 13, 2014, consultation at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on "Syria: Can We Remain Indifferent?"


Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: The Countries of the Persian Gulf and Their Influence on the Middle East

December 30, 2013

Haifa, Israel - The Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf were the topic of a Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum meeting held on Dec. 29, 2013, in the Jewish Arab Center of Haifa University.


Jerusalem Conference Explores Options for Peace and Stability

December 22, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - Approximately 45 religious leaders, academics, civil society leaders, diplomats and Middle East experts were in Jerusalem Dec. 19-22, 2013, to explore the theme “Interreligious and International Relations in the Middle East: Toward Peace and Stability.”


Retired Military Generals Launch Asian Peace and Unity Corps in Bangkok

December 13, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand - Retired chiefs of staff from the armed forces of Thailand, the Philippines, India and Nepal joined 38 active and retired generals from 13 Asian nations to launch the Asian Peace and Unity Corps in Bangkok, Thailand, on Dec. 13, 2013.