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Peace and Security

UFP Day of Peace Events Related to Disarmament

September 21, 2009

In addition to the disarmament conference at the UN headquarters in Geneva on the United Nations International Day of Peace 2009, Universal Peace Federation chapters organized events on that theme in various nations.


Eurasian Peace Appeal Issued on the Day of Peace 2009

September 21, 2009

The Eurasian Peace Council of UPF issued a statement on the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2009, calling for a resolution of conflicts in Eurasia not by force but through dialogue and compromise on the basis of the principle of territorial integrity of states, with due respect for the right of nations for self-determination.


Connecting with Russian Veterans of the Korean War

August 31, 2009

Moscow, Russia - UPF met with an organization in Russia that works with veterans from the north side of the front line of the Korean War on Aug. 30, 2009.


Kathmandu Conference Calls for Stability and Political Consensus in Nepal

July 19, 2009

Kathmandu, Nepal - The president of Nepal cut the ribbon to inaugurate the “International Conference for Solidarity with Nepal” organized by UPF and the Parliamentarians’ International Forum in Kathmandu July 17-19, 2009.


Asian Parliamentarians Support Nepal Peace Process

June 25, 2009

Kathmandu, Nepal - “The first article in Nepal’s new constitution,” suggested Jose de Venecia rather forthrightly, “should be that we are all one human family under God.” The Filipino statesman made this recommendation at a June 23 leadership conference in Nepal.


Vienna Forum Reviews 20 Years Since the Fall of the Iron Curtain

June 20, 2009

Seebenstein, Austria - For the last several years UPF-Austria has made it a tradition to organize a small Peace Festival at the time of the summer solstice. This year it was combined with a June 20 conference on “20 Years Since the Fall of the Iron Curtain.”


Peace Forum in the Peruvian Congress Addresses Violence in Northern Peru

June 18, 2009

Lima, Peru - During a time of violent clashes over plans to open up Peru's northern Amazon region to oil and logging companies, UPF-Peru held a forum in the Congress on "Constructing a Culture of Peace."


Rebuilding Trust in Nepal's On-Going Peace Process

May 20, 2009

Kathmandu, Nepal - The consensus at a May 20 peace conference was that Nepal’s peace process must be reborn and this time wholly owned by the Nepalese people. By coincidence, that morning the “Mt. Everest Expedition for a New Constitution and World Peace – 2009” reached the summit of the world's highest mountain.


Seminar in Hiroshima on the World in a Crisis and the Course of Japan

April 21, 2009

Hiroshima, Japan - On March 21, 160 people, including local key figures and Ambassadors for Peace, gathered at the Hiroshima International Conference Hall to attend the Ambassadors for Peace Seminar in West Hiroshima. Mr. Hideo Oyamada described urgent global issues and offered a vision for Japan to play a leading role in promoting world peace through its Ambassadors for Peace.


Peace Tour in Zambia Includes a Market Clean up

April 11, 2009

Lusaka, Zambia - The UPF Global Peace Tour in Zambia, April 9-11, 2009, featured a market clean-up, International Leadership Conference and festival.


UPF Principles Provide Insights in Drafting a Constitution for Nepal

March 18, 2009

Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal is a nation being reborn, and UPF is playing an important role in that process. Elections last year brought militant communist insurgents into the political mainstream. But the roadmap to peace began November 22, 2005 with two significant events taking place simultaneously, one in New Delhi and the other in Kathmandu.


Promoting People-to-People Diplomacy in the South Caucasus

January 23, 2009

Moscow, Russia - A January 23 conference addressed human security issues in the South Caucasus conflict zones and recommended people-to-people diplomacy as a way to resolve long-standing conflicts related to Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.


Forum on the Challenges of Governance for Sustainable Peace in Nepal

December 23, 2008

Kathmandu, Nepal - Members of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly from 14 political parties joined legal experts, academicians, military experts, human rights advocates, and peace educators for a Dec. 23 forum on “The Challenges of Governance for Sustainable Peace.”


South Caucasus Peace Tour

December 16, 2008

UPF's South Caucasus Peace Tour in December included a variety of events and conferences in Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia that addressed various ideological and interreligious conflicts in the region.


European Leadership Conference Considers Security Issues

December 14, 2008

Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands - The December UPF European Leadership Conference in The Netherlands featured speakers associated with the Netherlands Institute for International Relations Clingendael speaking on security concerns within Europe and beyond.


London Gathering Hears Perspectives on Iraq

October 6, 2008

London, England - An October 6 meeting in London on ‘Perspectives on Iraq’ featured presentations by a Member of the UK Parliament and people from Iraq who are living in the United Kingdom.


South Caucasus Peace Appeal

September 11, 2008

The Eurasian Peace Council of the Universal Peace Federation calls upon the sides of the conflict involving Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Russia, to comply with the commitments outlined in the “Dmitry Medvedev – Nicolas Sarkozy peace plan” and agreed with the leadership of Georgia.


Maoist Leader Named Prime Minister of Nepal

August 16, 2008

Kathmandu, Nepal — Parliamentarians elected Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, better known as Prachanda, the first prime minister of the republic of Nepal on Aug. 15, 2008, after four months of negotiations.


Japan Encouraged to Sustain World Role

July 29, 2008

Tokyo, Japan — Japan should not risk losing its leverage in the world by cutting its aid to developing countries too dramatically, a retired senior Japanese diplomat warned at a July 26, 2008 forum in Tokyo.


Peace Awards Presented in Benin on Day of UN Peacekeepers

June 12, 2008

UPF organized a national day of mobilization for peace in Benin on June 12, 2008 in support of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.