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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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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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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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Peace, Harmony Felt at Grenada/Nigeria Tea Ceremony

December 2, 2015

New York, United States—Ambassadors to the United Nations from Grenada and Nigeria co-hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony in cooperation with UPF International.

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Mission of Maldives to the UN Hosts Tea Ceremony

November 25, 2015

New York, USA—The Maldives Ambassador to the UN co-hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony with UPF International.

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UPF Commemorates 21st Anniversary of International Year of the Family

November 4, 2015

New York, New York—UPF commemorated the 21st anniversary of the UN’s International Year of the Family by co-sponsoring a forum on “Raising Children of Peace" on November 4, 2015.

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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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Plenary Discusses Women’s Role as Peacebuilders

August 29, 2015

Seoul, Korea—Women’s role as peacebuilders was discussed by prominent women leaders at Plenary Session VI of the 3rd World Summit.

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On Mandela Day, Australia Says “Make a Difference”

July 18, 2015

Melbourne, Australia—African community leaders, NGO leaders and politicians celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day with music and prayer.

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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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Africa Day 2015 Celebrated in New York

May 27, 2015

New York, USA—The African Union in partnership with UPF and the United Nations African Ambassadors Spouses Group organized a celebration of Africa Day in New York on May 27.   

 

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation Hosts Tea Ceremony

April 28, 2015

New York, USA—The Ambassador of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the UN co-hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony with UPF International 

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Poland’s UN Permanent Mission Hosts Tea Ceremony

April 16, 2015

New York, United States—A Japanese tea ceremony was hosted by Poland’s permanent representative to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Boguslaw Winid, in cooperation with UPF International.

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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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