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Peace and Security

UPF-Czech Republic Examines Challenges of Our Time

November 25, 2016

Prague, Czech Republic—More than 50 participants attended a conference held in the Czech Parliament on “Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time.”

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International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Japan

November 23, 2016

Tokyo, Japan—An International Leadership Conference launching the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) in Japan was held on November 11 and November 16 to 17. 

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Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Bangladesh

October 21, 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh—The speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament chaired the launching of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace in Bangladesh. 

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Ukrainians Discuss Building a Culture of Peace

October 21, 2016

Kyiv, Ukraine—The former president of Ukraine was the main speaker at the UPF conference “Fundamental Principles of Sustainable Peace.”

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Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Sri Lanka

October 5, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka—Sri Lanka's chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace was launched at a special ceremony held inside the Sri Lankan parliament building in Colombo.

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South Asia Peace Initiative Conference Held in Pakistan

September 29, 2016

Islamabad, Pakistan—The 19th South Asia Peace Initiative (SAPI) conference convened at the National Library of Pakistan in Islamabad, the capital. 

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UPF Invited to Help Nigerian Amnesty Program

September 28, 2016

Abuja, Nigeria—The Federal Government of Nigeria has invited UPF to develop programs to help its amnesty program for former Niger Delta militants.

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International Day of Peace Observed in Taiwan

September 24, 2016

Taipei, Taiwan—UPF-Taiwan observed the International Day of Peace by holding a seminar on “The Future of Cross-Strait Relations: The Way of Peace, Sustainable Development and Cooperation.”   

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UN General Assembly Engages with Faith-Based Organizations

September 22, 2016

New York, United States—During the United Nations General Assembly 2016, an unprecedented 25 of 30 side events were organized in collaboration with faith-based organizations.

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Nigerian Colleges of Education Observe International Day of Peace

September 21, 2016

Abuja, Nigeria—The 2016 International Day of Peace was commemorated in over 20 colleges of education in Nigeria.

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International Day of Peace Observed in Austria

September 16, 2016

Vienna, Austria—An International Day of Peace celebration at the United Nations’ Vienna office examined the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Two German Views of Life in Lebanon

August 7, 2016

Bonn, Germany—A German husband and wife who have made their home in Lebanon shared their insights on that country with a Bonn audience.

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"Parliamentarians for Peace" Initiative Launched in Asia-Pacific

July 31, 2016

Kathmandu, Nepal—The outgoing prime minister of Nepal and dignitaries from 29 nations attended the UPF International Leadership Conference (ILC).

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Nigerian Colleges of Education Encouraged to Start Peace Clubs

July 14, 2016

Abuja, Nigeria—As part of efforts to have peace clubs introduced in Nigerian colleges of education, UPF-Nigeria held a two-day workshop for women educators.

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UPF Joins Academic Conference on the UN System

June 18, 2016

New York, United States—The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) held its annual meeting with the theme “Meeting the Challenges of Development and Dignity.”

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Parliamentarians for Peace National Conference in Nigeria

June 6, 2016

Abuja, Nigeria—UPF-Nigeria convened a special Parliamentarians for Peace National Conference in the National Assembly Complex in Abuja, the capital.

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Syria’s 70th Anniversary in Argentina: Planting an Olive Tree for Peace

April 18, 2016

Buenos Aires, Argentina—The 70th anniversary of Syria’s Independence Day was observed in Buenos Aires with an olive tree planting ceremony for peace.  

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Diplomats Hold Tokyo Forum on Disarmament

April 6, 2016

Tokyo, Japan—The 26th Peace Diplomats Forum was held by UPF-Japan on the theme “Japan’s Role in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.”

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French Ambassadors for Peace Hold Annual Assembly

December 12, 2015

Paris, France—French Ambassadors for Peace had their annual assembly on December 12, 2015, a month after terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 persons.

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Middle East Peace Initiative: Toward a Two-State Solution

December 3, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—UPF held a Middle East Peace Initiative program under the theme, “Toward Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”

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