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Peace and Security

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.


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.