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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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


Forum at the UN in New York on the Role of Family-Oriented Policies in the Post-2014 Development Agenda

December 2, 2014

New York, USA - UPF co-sponsored a forum on Dec. 2, 2014, about recognizing the critical role of the family unit in achieving the sustainable development goals that are being formulated at the UN.


Seminar at the UN on Peace, Security and Human Development

November 20, 2014

New York, USA - UPF organized a seminar for 30 Korean Ambassadors for Peace visiting the UN on Nov. 20, 2014.


UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns-NY Promotes Human Dignity

November 20, 2014

The NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns at the UN in New York organized activities promoting human dignity in 2014 contribution to the discussion of post-2015 sustainable development goals.


Forum at the UN on Globalization and Sustainable Development

October 31, 2014

New York, USA - A forum on “Globalization and Sustainable Development: The Role of Government, NGOs and Private Sector” took place Oct. 31, 2014 at the United Nations in New York.


UN Panel on Women Making a Difference Globally

July 24, 2014

The empowerment of women was the theme of a panel discussion at the New York headquarters of the United Nations.


Forum at the UN Discusses the Significance of Parents for Human Development

June 17, 2014

New York, USA - In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family and the Global Day of Parents, the Permanent Mission of Grenada and UPF organized a forum at the UN about "The Significance of Parents in Human and Societal Development" June 17, 2014.


UPF and Global Citizen Forum Host Dinner for the UN Community

June 12, 2014

New York, USA - The Global Citizen Forum and UPF jointly organized a high-level dinner on June 12, 2014 for a group of United Nations associates and friends of UPF.


Africa Day 2014 Celebrated with the Diplomatic Community in New York

May 23, 2014

New York, USA - The African Union in partnership with UPF and the United Nations African Ambassadors Spouses Group organized a celebration of Africa Day at the Manhattan Center in New York City on May 23, 2014.


UPF Statement about Families: Annual Ministerial Review, UN Economic and Social Council

May 7, 2014

The family has great capacities to encourage and promote education, empowerment of women, essential social skills, job skills and literacy. All are necessary conditions for a realistic and successful sustainable  development agenda. Thus, the family is a driver of sustainability and must be included in the implementation of the sustainable development goals.


Side Events to the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 19, 2014

New York, USA - During the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York in March 2014, UPF helped organize side events, one opposing human trafficking and the other urging the UN to consider women and the family as crucial drivers of social development.


UN Women for Peace Holds Awards Luncheon and March

March 7, 2014

New York, USA - A march from the gates of the United Nations building to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on March 7, 2014, raised awareness about violence against women.


UPF Statement: 52nd Session of the UN Commission on Social Development

February 21, 2014

Families thrive in cultures that uphold the value of parents and affirm the virtues that enhance family relationships such as commitment, personal responsibility, respect, fidelity, filial piety and empathy. It is only when we take the family seriously as the unique resource of love, guidance, principles, compassion and human connection that we may start to address a root cause of human weakness. The family must be recognized as key for global and human well-being.


UPF Organizes Side Events to the UN Commission on Social Development

February 21, 2014

New York, USA - Side events to the 52nd session of the UN Commission on Social Development in February 2014 emphasized the family as a key driver of international development and social development.


UN-NGO Committee on the Family Considers Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues

February 14, 2014

New York, USA - The NGO Committee on the Family at the UN headquarters in New York met on Feb. 14, 2014 to address  “Global Perspectives on Family Well-Being: Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues Reconsidered.”


World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the UN in New York

February 12, 2014

United Nations, New York - World Interfaith Harmony Week was celebrated at the UN Trusteeship Council chamber on Feb. 12, 2014, with the theme "A Vital Key for Peace and Development."