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Peace and Security

First Africa Summit Announced for January 2018

December 26, 2017

The First Africa Summit for Peace, Security and Sustainable Development is being held on January 17-20, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal, with the support of the State of the Republic of Senegal, under the presidency of His Excellency Macky Sall, and support of the National Assembly of Senegal, headed by Hon. Moustapha Niasse.

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Berlin UPF Chapter Holds 2017 Year-End Meeting

December 16, 2017

Berlin, Germany—The Berlin chapter of UPF held a year-end meeting to exchange thoughts and ideas and discuss the upcoming year.

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IAPP Holds Conference at European Parliament on Radicalization

December 5, 2017

Brussels, Belgium—A series of IAPP inaugural meetings in Europe in 2017 culminated in a conference in the European Parliament.

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K. Chang: Cross-Strait Peace Forum Speech

November 25, 2017

Kinmen County, Taiwan—Speech given by Dr. King-yuh Chang, former minister of the Mainland Affairs Council of the Executive Yuan, ROC, at the Cross-Strait Peace Forum.

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Peace Activist Recounts Her Year with Colombian Villagers

November 18, 2017

Munich, Germany—An Austrian peace activist who oversaw violence-free zones in Colombia was the speaker at an afternoon event presented by UPF-Munich.

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Religious Leaders at Conference Form New Association

November 13, 2017

Seoul, Korea—The 2017 Interreligious Leadership Conference closed with the formation of a new international association of religious leaders dedicated to bringing world peace.

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2017 Interreligious Leadership Conference—Executive Summary

November 13, 2017

Seoul, Korea—About 400 religious leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations concluded the 2017 Interreligious Leadership Conference.

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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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