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UPF Chair Addresses Bamba Day Program at the UN

July 28, 2017

New York, United States—UPF International Chair Dr. Thomas G. Walsh addressed a special program at the UN General Assembly Hall in honor of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Day.

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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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Global Day of Parents Observed at UN

June 1, 2017

New York, United States—The essential role of parents and family cohesion in ensuring children’s well-being was discussed at a program held at the United Nations.

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UN Program Focuses on the Importance of Parents

May 18, 2017

New York, United States—“Parents’ Role in Helping Their Children Thrive” was the theme of a program held at the United Nations to commemorate the UN International Day of Families.

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UN NGO Committee on Spirituality Appoints New Senior Adviser

April 26, 2017

New York, United States—The NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns-New York (CSVGC-NY) has appointed Ambassador Isaiah Chabala, a former ambassador of Zambia to the United Nations and to the European Union, as its senior advisor.

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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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Women Rising with Spirituality and Ethics at the UN

March 16, 2017

New York, United States—A program titled “Women’s Global Leadership, Spirituality and Ethics” was held at the United Nations during the 61st Annual Commission on the Status of Women.

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Spirit of the United Nations Awarding Ceremony

October 25, 2016

New York, United States—The 10th annual Spirit of the United Nations awarding ceremony was held on the theme “SDG Success—The Spiritual Indicators.”

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UPF Joins Interfaith Program at UN Church Center

July 11, 2016

New York, United States—A diverse group of leaders from spiritual and peace organizations shared speeches, traditions and music during the "Interfaith Celebration for World Peace and Harmony."

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Global Day of Parents Observed at the United Nations

June 1, 2016

New York City, United States—The importance of both fathers and mothers was the focus of an event the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See organized at the United Nations to commemorate Global Day of Parents.

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International Day of Families Observed in the United States

May 15, 2016

New York, United States—Hundreds of families across the United States celebrated the United Nations’ International Day of Families, held every year on May 15.

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Strong Families Strengthen Women, UPF Program Stresses

March 24, 2016

New York, United States—As a side-event to a major U.N. event, UPF co-sponsored a program that tied together women’s empowerment and the strength of the family.

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UN Event Discusses the Role of the Family, Fathers and Family-Oriented Social Policy

February 11, 2016

New York, United States—During the 54th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development at the UN headquarters in February, UPF helped organize a side event on the role of the family in strengthening social development.  

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UN Event on Strengthening Family as Part of the Sustainable Development Process

February 10, 2016

New York, United States—UPF helped organize a side event, calling for a family-focused approach to achieving sustainable development, during the 54th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development in February.  

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the UN in New York

February 3, 2016

New York, United States—World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016 was celebrated at the UN on February 3 with the theme, “Interfaith Harmony: Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals.” 

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Opening Session - 10th Global Forum on Human Settlements

October 30, 2015

United Nations, New York - UPF helped organize and support the 10th Global Forum on Human Settlements held in the United Nations on October 30.

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International Day of Peace at the United Nations

September 21, 2015

New York, United States—The International Day of Peace 2015 was celebrated at the United Nations by a coalition of UN NGO committees and NGOs.

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Forum at UN Discusses Causes and Prevention of Youth Violence

May 28, 2015

New York, USA—UPF co-sponsored a forum on “Our Cities in Crisis: A Time for Reflection on Crime, Poverty and the Family” at the UN headquarters on May 28 to commemorate the 2015 International Day of Families.

 

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Forum at the UN Promotes Interreligious Dialogue and Sustainable Development

March 27, 2015

New York, United States - Both UPF and the UN Alliance of Civilizations believe that interfaith dialogue can help nations live in peace, stated H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, at a consultation at the UN headquarters.

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UPF Signs Working Agreement with UN Alliance of Civilizations

February 18, 2015

New York, United States — UPF has signed a working agreement with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, a group founded 10 years ago to promote dialogue between the Western and Islamic worlds.

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