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Peace and Security

Interreligious Conference Stresses Religion’s Peacebuilding Role

November 12, 2017

Seoul, Korea—The third day of the Interreligious Leadership Conference 2017 focused on “The Responsibility of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in Building Peaceful and Prosperous Societies.”

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Interreligious Conference Joins in Global Peace Rally

November 11, 2017

Seoul, Korea—On the second day of the Interreligious Leadership Conference, November 11, 2017, all the delegates were invited to join a rally calling for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

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Netherlands’ Role on UN Security Council Discussed

October 19, 2017

Utrecht, the Netherlands—With the Netherlands joining the UN Security Council in 2018, UPF organized a discussion of the nation’s greater role in international affairs and worldwide security issues.

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UN International Day of Peace and National Peace Council

October 3, 2017

Kinshasa, DR Congo—On the occasion of UN International Day of Peace, UPF-DR Congo, in collaboration with the Congolese government, organized an event to launch the UPF National Peace Council. 

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International Day of Peace Observed in United Kingdom

September 21, 2017

London, United Kingdom—UPF-UK commemorated the UN International Day of Peace by holding a discussion on the theme “How Do We Stop the Next War?”

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IAPP Hosts UN Luncheon to Discuss Northeast Asia

July 14, 2017

New York, United States—“Building Peace and Stability in Northeast Asia” was the theme of a high-level special luncheon held by UPF and the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) at the United Nations.

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IAPP Launched in Israel

June 21, 2017

Jerusalem, Israel—The Israel chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was launched at Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.  

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UPF Chair Speaks at ACUNS Annual Meeting

June 15, 2017

Seoul, Korea—The international chair of UPF was invited to be a panelist at an annual meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).

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Parliamentarians Association Is Launched in Nigeria

June 5, 2017

Abuja, Nigeria—The Nigerian chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) has been launched at a ceremony at the National Assembly.

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UPF-Nigeria Invited to Ile-Ife Peace Ceremony

May 6, 2017

Ile-Ife, Nigeria—UPF-Nigeria was invited to participate in the reconciliation ceremony for the Yoruba and Hausa peoples in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

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UPF-USA Convenes Program on Leadership

March 11, 2017

New York, United States—About 100 social activists came together for a day of focused study, reflection, and discussion of themes essential to successful and principled leadership.

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Faith and Spirituality Suggested to Aid Refugees

February 23, 2017

New York, United States—“Refugees and the Culture of Peace: What Spirituality Has to Offer” was the title of a program held by the Culture of Peace Working Group.

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Reflections of World Summit 2017 Participants

February 5, 2017

Seoul, Korea—Participants of the fourth UPF World Summit, which took place from February 1 to 5, 2017, offer their impressions of the conference. 

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World Summit 2017 on Peace, Security and Human Development: Executive Summary

February 5, 2017

Seoul, Korea—World Summit 2017, organized by the Universal Peace Federation from February 1 to 5, 2017, provided a comprehensive assessment of peace, security and human development around the world.

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World Summit 2017 Concludes with IAPP and ICUS Assemblies

February 4, 2017

Seoul, Korea—The fourth World Summit on “Peace, Security and Human Development” concluded with a new assembly of parliamentarians and the return of a historic assembly of scientists.

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Sunhak Peace Prize Awarded at World Summit

February 3, 2017

Seoul, Korea—Two persons who have been a godsend to countless refugees were awarded the Sunhak Peace Prize during World Summit 2017.

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Day Two of World Summit 2017 Honors UPF Founders

February 2, 2017

Seoul, Korea—The second day of World Summit 2017 celebrated the UPF founders’ birthdays and assembled more than 400 of the world’s parliamentarians in Korea’s National Assembly.

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World Summit 2017 Opening Banquet

February 1, 2017

Seoul, Korea—The fourth World Summit on “Peace, Security and Human Development” opened with a banquet attended by more than 500 dignitaries from 120 nations.

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UPF Conference Addresses Crisis in Syria

December 19, 2016

Larnaca, Cyprus—Syrian leaders, scholars and journalists attended a UPF conference on “Syria: Opening Lines of Communication and Soft Power Approaches to Peace.”

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Search for Balkan Consensus at Sarajevo Conference

December 15, 2016

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina—Consensus and cooperation in the Balkan region were the focus of a conference held on December 15, 2016.

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