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Peace and Security

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conference on Consolidating Peace in Kosovo and the Balkans

May 31, 2008

The office of Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci co-hosted with UPF-Europe an International Leadership Conference on May 31, 2008, on the topic Consolidating Peace in Kosovo and the Balkans.

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A Democratic Republic of Nepal Is Born

May 29, 2008

Kathmandu, Nepal — Nepal’s newly elected Constituent Assembly declared this nation a democratic republic on May 28, 2008, and ended the monarchy that had ruled for the past 240 years.

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Americas Summit 2008 Video

May 7, 2008

Americas Summit 2008 Video

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Nepal Concludes Historic Elections

April 10, 2008

Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal's first elections in nine years were disrupted by scattered incidents of violence across the country April 10, 2008, but overall the elections were hailed as peaceful.

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Southern Thailand Peace Initiative Launched

April 9, 2008

Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat, Thailand - In response to the insurgency that began in southern Thailand in 2004, a southern Thailand Peace Initiative was launched in Songkhla province April 4-8, 2008.

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UPF South Caucasus Peace Initiative Launched

April 1, 2008

UPF-Eurasia launched the South Caucasus Peace Initiative in 2008 to promote dialogue and communication, engage in  people-to-people diplomacy, promote interreligious cooperation and provide humanitarian assistance in the South Caucasus and adjacent areas.

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Interfaith Forum in Berlin on Ways to Promote a Peaceful Society

March 16, 2008

Berlin, Germany - Over 70 Ambassadors for Peace, guests and members of the UPF Peace Council gathered in Berlin-Lichterfelde March 14-16, 2008, to discuss ”On the way to a peaceful society.”

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European Leadership Conference in Netherlands Addresses Conditions for Peace

March 8, 2008

Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands - A conference on the importance of Security and Development and Economy as Conditions for Peace took place on March 8, 2008 at Huize Glory, Bergen aan Zee, North Holland.

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International Leadership Conference Held in Uruguay

January 29, 2008

Montevideo, Uruguay - An International Leadership Conference under the theme “Toward a New Paradigm of Leadership and Governance – Latin America and the World,” took place in Montevideo Jan. 27-29, 2008.

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European Leadership Conference in Netherlands Focuses on Europe and Islam

January 20, 2008

The complex interactions between Europe and Islam sparked vigorous discussion during a UPF-Europe conference on leadership and good governance Jan. 18-20, 2008, in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands.

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Conference Opens New Level of Cooperation in Nepal

January 9, 2008

Kathmandu, Nepal - Cooperation between civil society and the government of Nepal broke new ground on Jan. 16, 2008 at the "Parliamentarians for Peace" program at the Parliament Secretariat Hall.

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Fact-Finding Trips to Israel and Palestinian Territories

December 31, 2007

UPF's Middle East Peace Initiative programs from 2005-07 included fact-finding tours to inform participants of the perceived prospects for a peaceful resolution of the conflict from a range of informed opinions from both Israelis and Palestinians.

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