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Peace and Security

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.”

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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?"

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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UPF-Nigeria Ambassadors for Peace Launch Campaign for Year of National Unity

December 13, 2013

Abuja, Nigeria - As Nigeria prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the colonial amalgamation of the nation in 1914, UPF-Nigeria launched a national campaign on Dec. 12, 2013 urging all Nigerians to work toward the unity of the nation ridden by religious and ethnic barriers.

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Washington DC Forum: Transnational Crime and Gang Violence

December 11, 2013

Washington DC, USA - "Transnational Crime and Gang Violence" was the topic of a Dec. 11, 2013 forum organized by UPF's Office of Peace and Security Affairs in Washington, DC.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Realistic Strategies for Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

December 5, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - The Israel Peace and Security Forum took up the topic “Realistic Strategies for Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” on Dec. 4, 2013.

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Ambassadors for Peace Conference in Azerbaijan

November 24, 2013

Baku, Azerbaijan - Sixty Ambassadors for Peace and a few new guests attended a UPF conference in Baku on Nov. 23, 2013 at the Irshad Hotel, where Pope John Paul II stayed during his visit in Baku in 2002.

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Kinshasa Forum: The Conflicts in DR Congo and the MDGs

November 16, 2013

Kinshasa, DR Congo - A high-level conference on the theme of "The Conflicts in DR Congo and the Challenge of Achieving the Millennium Development Goals" took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kinshasa on Nov. 16, 2013.

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Peace Councils Meet throughout Albania

November 15, 2013

Tirana, Albania - In the latter part of 2013, peace councils met throughout Albania to review activities of the year, elect officers and new members, educate new Ambassadors for Peace and make plans for the upcoming year.

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Celebrating the 8th Anniversary of UPF-Nepal and the Nepal Peace Process

November 13, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - A ceremony marking the eighth anniversary of Nepal’s Peace Process and the establishment UPF in Nepal took place in Kathmandu on Nov. 13, 2013.

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UPF-Nigeria Offers Input on the Committee for National Dialogue

November 12, 2013

Abuja, Nigeria - An Ambassadors for Peace Seminar on National Dialogue was convened on Oct. 22, 2013, with the theme "Exposition of an Innovative Framework for Sustainable National Dialogue."

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Washington DC Forum: Human Trafficking and Poverty, a Critical Connection

November 7, 2013

Washington DC, USA - A Peace and Security Forum on the topic "Human Trafficking and Poverty, a Critical Connection: Creating a Culture Free of Slavery" took place in Washington DC, USA, on Nov. 6, 2013. A

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Washington DC Forum: Peace Zones as Avenues for Stability in South Sudan, Syria, Colombia and Korea

October 15, 2013

Washington DC, USA - UPF's Office of Peace and Security Affairs held a forum on Oct. 15, 2013, on the topic of Peace Zones: Creating Avenues for Stability through Development with case studies from Korea, South Sudan, Colombia and Kurdistan.

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Interfaith Declaration on Peace in Syria

October 13, 2013

Participants in the interfaith consultation on “The Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria” in Amman, Jordan, Oct. 11-13, 2013, issued a joint statement.

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Amman Conference on Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria

October 13, 2013

Amman, Jordan - A UPF gathering in Amman, Jordan, Oct. 11-13, 2013, assembled 40 participants to consider the theme: "The Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria: The Role of Religion in International Relations."

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Iran after the 2013 Election—Military Implications

October 1, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - The Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum continued its discussion of Iran on Sept. 30, 2013 at the Impact-SE Institute at the Hebrew University.

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Peace and Security Forum in Latvia on the Baltics and Russia

September 28, 2013

Riga, Latvia - UPF held a Peace and Security Forum in Riga, Latvia, on Sept. 28, 2013 on the theme “The Baltics and Russia: Toward a Common European Future” as part of UPF's Baltic Dialogue Initiative.

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Forums, Celebrations, Sports, and Cultural Events Promote the International Day of Peace 2013

September 21, 2013

UPF chapters celebrated the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2013, with forums, television shows, concerts, poetry competitions, sports events, peace marches, fairs, and other outdoor events.

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