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United Nations

UPF-International Participates in UN Agribusiness and Economic Industry Summit

July 24, 2019

New York, United States—The fifth annual Agribusiness and Economic Industry Summit addressed chronic undernourishment, particularly in Africa.

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Global Day of Parents Observed at UN Headquarters

June 11, 2019

New York, United States—A UN panel affirmed the essential role of mothers and fathers for children’s well-being and building good societies.

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Gathering at UN Promotes Unselfishness as Key for Peacebuilding

May 29, 2019

New York, USA—Civic and religious leaders met with future president of UN General Assembly at forum to discuss values.

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Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Criminal Justice Discussed

May 20, 2019

Vienna, Austria—UPF organized a side-meeting to the 28th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

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International Day of Families Observed at UN

May 15, 2019

New York, United States—A large audience gathered at the UN headquarters to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Families.

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International Mother Earth Day Celebrated in Argentina

May 11, 2019

Buenos Aires, Argentina—UPF-Argentina celebrated International Mother Earth Day 2019 by planting trees in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires.

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A Report on UPF Engagement with the UN NGO Committee on Spirituality and Values

March 26, 2019

New York, United States—From 2017 to 2018, UPF chaired the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns-NY.

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UN CSW Program Affirms Benefits of Healthy Families for Women and Girls

March 14, 2019

New York, United States—UPF co-sponsored a CSW side event about the empowerment that women and girls receive from a thriving family.

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UN CSW Program Discusses the Role of Parents

March 12, 2019

New York, United States—Parents’ influence on their children realizing their full potential was the theme of a parallel event to the Commission on the Status of Women.

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UPF Australian Celebrates Nelson Mandela Centenary

December 31, 2018

Melbourne, Australia—Throughout the year 2018, the Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee of Australia and UPF-Australia collaborated to create numerous events to honor Mandela.

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Religious Leaders Celebrate UN Solidarity Day

December 19, 2018

Florence, Italy—UPF of Tuscany organized an event to celebrate International Human Solidarity Day.

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IAPD Inaugurated in Ecuador

September 29, 2018

Quito, Ecuador—In honor of the UN International Day of Peace 2018, UPF-Ecuador inaugurated the national chapter of the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD).

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Summit of Parliamentarians Held at the United Nations

September 4, 2018

New York, United States—UPF Vice President Dr. Tageldin Hamad chaired a high-level roundtable at the United Nations during a Summit of Parliamentarians.

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UPF Co-sponsors Faith Discussion at UN

August 22, 2018

New York, United States—UPF co-sponsored a discussion at United Nations headquarters about the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

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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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Vienna Celebrates Asmara’s UNESCO Honor

July 15, 2017

Vienna, Austria—The listing of Eritrea’s capital as a World Heritage Site was celebrated at a special event titled “Asmara—City of Dreams.”

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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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Africa Day 2017 Celebrated in New York City

May 25, 2017

New York, United States—“Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth” was the theme of a gala celebration of Africa Day.

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Earth Day Action Collects Plastic for a Greener Russia

April 22, 2017

Moscow, Russia—An environmental campaign called "Collecting Plastic Caps and Lids for Peace" was concluded on International Mother Earth Day 2017.

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UN Program Discusses Support for Survivors of Trafficking

March 22, 2017

New York, United States—During the 2017 Commission on the Status of Women, a program was held at the United Nations headquarters entitled “Economically Empowering Trafficking Survivors to Stay Permanently off the Streets.”

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