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Statements

UN Secretary-General Urges Faith Leaders to Be Peacebuilders

July 18, 2017

Guterres Speech 2017 07 18New York, United States—UN Secretary-General António Guterres has given a speech emphasizing the role of religious leaders in preventing extremism.

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UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2016

September 20, 2016

The Universal Peace Federation is proud to support the United Nations International Day of Peace 2016 dedicated to the theme "The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace."

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UPF Nigeria Takes the Lead in Marriage and Family

May 17, 2016

Abuja, Nigeria—UPF Nigeria announced the commencement of formal activities of a National Directorate of Marriage and Family Affairs.

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UPF-Ecuador Message on the April 16 Earthquake

April 20, 2016

Members of the Universal Peace Federation in Ecuador are deeply concerned by the devastation and suffering caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Saturday, April 16, 2016. We express our deepest sympathy to each and every family and to the provincial and national authorities in our country.

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UPF-Argentina Peace Council Statement for World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 4, 2016

Buenos Aires, Argentina—On February 4, UPF-Argentina’s Peace Council issued the statement, “Commitment to Life, Fraternity and Peace," to honor World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016. 

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UPF-Argentina Peace Council Statement: “Common Good and Peace: A Bicentennial Nation”

November 24, 2015

Buenos Aires, Argentina—We stand up for a transition that can be a foundation to keep building on the values on which the Republic of Argentina was founded 200 years ago. We uphold the values of freedom and fraternity, work and education, dialogue and respect, justice and coexistence among the diverse cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, and beliefs in our country. We march forward to a bicentennial of hope.

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UPF Statement on the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties

November 17, 2015

In December 2015, the COP21, will aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate. The following is the UPF International Statement regarding the COP21, and UPF's vision on stewardship of the environment...

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Press release on the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, in Paris

November 14, 2015

Faced with the unprecedented violence which pummeled France on November 13, in the name of the Universal Peace Federation we offer our prayers for the many victims and we express our pain and our sympathy to their families.

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UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2015

September 16, 2015

UPF is proud to carry out programs for peace on this International Day of Peace 2015, focusing on the theme of "Partnerships for Peace: Dignity for All."

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UPF-Nigeria Starts Anti-Corruption Campaign

August 20, 2015

Abuja, Nigeria—UPF-Nigeria is mobilizing its Ambassadors for Peace to assist the federal government’s efforts to end corruption in the nation.

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Earthquakes, Suffering and God

May 3, 2015

Kathmandu, Nepal - After the earthquake of April 25, 2015, many people asked, “Where was God? So many people died and suffered; why didn’t God stop the earthquake?”

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UPF-Nigeria Calls for 40 Days of Prayer

April 18, 2015

Abuja, Nigeria—On May 29, 2015, the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan, will end the mandate given to them by Nigerians and the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, will be inaugurated for a four-year mandate.

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UPF-Nigeria Statement on the Nigerian Presidential Election

April 1, 2015

UPF-Nigeria congratulates Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, president-elect of Nigeria, for his victory in the presidential elections and commends H.E. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, president of Nigeria, for taking a stand for the sake of the peace and unity of Nigeria.

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UPF Statement on International Women's Day

March 8, 2015

The Universal Peace Federation upholds the essential value and central role of women in peacebuilding and human development.

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UPF Statement: Facilitating Optimum Human Development

February 13, 2015

It is only when we take the family seriously as the resource of optimum human capacity and connection that we may start to address a root cause of social failure.

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UPF Statement on the Family Given during the UN Commission on Social Development

February 13, 2015

New York, United States - During the 53rd Session of the Commission on Social Development, Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Secretary General of UPF, read a statement encouraging the Commission to consider the stable family as fundamental for addressing social problems.

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UPF-Argentina Statement: Strengthening the Light of Hope and Peace Values

January 15, 2015

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Through this message we express our concern and sorrow for the unexpected death of a national prosecutor who carried forward an investigation of a crime that caused so much suffering in Argentina for more than 20 years.

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UPF-France Statement: In the Face of Violence, a Call to Unity and Responsibility

January 10, 2015

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Paris, France - In this time of national mourning, on behalf of the Universal Peace Federation, we invite everyone to pray for the 17 people killed in the recent attacks, the many who were wounded, and the grieving families and communities.

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UPF-Bangladesh Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Paris

January 10, 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh - With the strongest possible language I condemn the brutal and inhuman activities of the perpetrators of the terror attacks of Jan. 7 and Jan. 9, 2015, in Paris, France, who claim to be Muslims.

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UPF Statement about Middle East Peace

January 2, 2015

On the foundation of decades of interfaith effort in the Middle East region, UPF offers a civil society peace initiative as a support mechanism to strengthen and stabilize the peace process being led by governments.

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