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Peace and Security

Leadership Conference in Abuja Offers Nigeria Hope for Peace

July 17, 2011

Abuja, Nigeria - The International Conference Center in Abuja was the setting for a peace address by UPF Founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon on July 17, 2011.

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Conference in Vienna on Youth Perspectives on Peace

July 3, 2011

Vienna, Austria -The European Leadership Conference on "Communicating Change: Youth Perspectives on Peace" took place July 1-3, 2011 at the United Nations Headquarters and NH Danube Hotel in Vienna.

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Conference in Istanbul Assesses the Arab Spring

May 8, 2011

Istanbul, Turkey - A Regional Leadership Conference for current and future Ambassadors for Peace in the Middle East was held at the Atakoy Sheraton Hotel in Istanbul May 6-8, 2011.

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Building Consensus in the Nepal Peace Process

April 29, 2011

Participants from seven of Nepal's political parties attended a South Asia Peace Initiative conference on “Promoting Human Security Through Transformational Leadership: Common Challenges of South Asia” in Kathmandu on April 28, 2011.

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Forum in Nepal on Transformational Leadership

April 28, 2011

Kathmandu, Nepal - In a cordial atmosphere of honest dialogue the 10th South Asia Peace Initiative (SAPI) brought together political leaders from seven parties to discuss issues of common concern focusing on human security and leadership transformation.

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Kosovo Peace Council Inaugurated

March 18, 2011

Pristina, Kosovo - Kosovo's Deputy Prime Minister opened the March 18, 2011 inaugural meeting of the Kosovo Peace Council by expressing appreciation for UPF’s efforts to encourage reconciliation and respect for minorities in Kosovo.

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Moscow Forum on the Challenges of Creating a More Secure World

February 19, 2011

Moscow, Russia - UPF-Russia held a forum on “Prospects and challenges of creating more secure world” on Feb. 19, 2011, for Ambassadors for Peace, experts in human rights and civil society, representatives of NGOs, political parties and the media.

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Forum in Vienna on the Radical Changes in Egypt

February 15, 2011

Vienna, Austria - A panel discussion on "Radical Change in Egypt: Future Prospects in the Land of the Pharaohs" was organized by UPF-Austria on Feb. 15, 2011, just a few days after the fall of the Mubarak regime.

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Moscow Forum on the Korean War: Lessons of History

February 15, 2011

Moscow, Russia - At the Institute of the Far East, Russian Academy of Sciences, a round-table meeting on the “Korean War: Lessons of History” took place on Feb. 15, 2012, initiated by the Center of Korean Research.

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Citizen Diplomacy Bridges Divides in the South Caucasus

February 1, 2011

A review of the developments of UPF's South Caucasus Peace Initiative from 2008 through 2010.

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Moscow Forum on the Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue

January 28, 2011

Moscow, Russia -  Experts, Ambassadors for Peace, and interested youth came together on January 28 at the UPF headquarters to examine the possibility of any form of dialogue between confessions and the obstacles to developing relations between followers of different religions.

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European Conference Considers Issues of Ireland and Middle East

December 13, 2010

Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands - "States operate not under ethical considerations, but by what they feel benefits their own situation," asserted a former Dutch prime minister at a European Leadership Conference in the Netherlands Dec. 10-12, 2010.

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Conference in Baku on Peace in the Caucasus

September 27, 2010

Baku, Azerbaijan - UPF held a conference in Baku on Sept. 27, 2010, to review the peace process in the Caucasus and review the proposal for an interreligious council at the UN.

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British Muslims Give Perspectives on 7-7 Attacks

July 7, 2010

London, UK - A book launch on July 7, 2010, in the House of Lords introduced 7/7 Muslim Perspectives, compiled by Murtaza Shibli containing responses by various British Muslims to the July 7, 2005 bombings in London.

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Building a Network of Ambassadors for Peace in the South Caucasus

May 7, 2010

Yerevan, Baku, and Tbilisi - The South Caucasus conflicts, like all territorial disputes, cause a deep pain. Yet when UPF-Eurasia leaders visited Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in May 2010, people said they want to see relationships normalized.

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Seminars for Zambian Ambassadors for Peace

April 29, 2010

Lusaka, Zambia - An officer of the government's Anti-Corruption Commission addressed an Ambassadors for Peace seminar on good governance April 24, 2010.

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Reviewing Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Process

December 28, 2009

Monrovia, Liberia - Only once in the history of a nation should a Truth and Reconciliation Commission be needed. In reviewing the conflict that began in 1979 and continued until 1993, the commission reviewed the nation’s past with the aim of charting a better future.

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Dresden Forum On the Fall of the Berlin Wall 20 Years Earlier

November 8, 2009

Dresden, Germany - UPF convened conference Nov. 6-8, 2009, in Dresden, a city in eastern Germany where people vividly recall the events of October and November 1989 that led to peaceful reunification of their country.

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Conference in London Marks the International Day of Peace 2009

September 28, 2009

London, England - At a Sept. 21, 2009 conference in London on the International Day of Peace, a scholar called for effective weapons monitoring and a peace activist spoke of the need to reduce war-related spending.  

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Disarmament Seminar Held at UN Headquarters in Geneva

September 23, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland - A seminar on Sept. 23, 2009, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva focused on disarmament, in collaboration with the UN Institute on Disarmament.

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