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UPF Events at United Nations Headquarters

UPF Co-Sponsors Global Forum on Settlements

October 31, 2017

New York, United States—UPF was one of the sponsors of the 12th Global Forum on Human Settlements and the 2017 Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards Ceremony.

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Jains Honor UPF Leaders for Peacebuilding

July 29, 2017

New York, United States—The UPF International chair and vice president were honored at an event sponsored by the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission.

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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

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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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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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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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SDGs and the Family Discussed at UN Program

March 22, 2017

New York, United States—The family is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to speakers at a side event to the 2017 Commission on the Status of Women.

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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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UN Program Explores Value of ‘Family Capital’

March 21, 2017

New York, United States—A side event to the 2017 Commission on the Status of Women was held under the title “Family Capital: The Engine for Women’s Development.”

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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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Faith and Spirituality Suggested to Aid Refugees

February 23, 2017

New York, United States—“Refugees and the Culture of Peace: What Spirituality Has to Offer” was the title of a program held by the Culture of Peace Working Group.

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UPF Promotes Family Capital at SDG Discussion

February 3, 2017

New York, United States—“Family capital” was the theme of a program held by UPF during the 2017 UN Commission for Social Development.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Austria

January 27, 2017

Vienna, Austria—Approximately 200 persons attended a UPF-Austria conference at the United Nations offices to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017.

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Family capital: The fuel that drives development

November 16, 2016

The e-book Family Capital and the SDGs shows how the family is fundamental to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Lynn Walsh, director of the UPF Office of Marriage and Family Education, authored one of the book’s essays.

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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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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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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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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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