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UPF Events at United Nations Headquarters

Austria: Examining the Sustainable Development Goals

September 6, 2016

Vienna, Austria—In honor of International Day of Peace, an innovative event will be held at the United Nations’ offices in Vienna on September 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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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UPF Attends UN Conferences on Family, Spirituality

April 28, 2016

New York, United States—UPF participated in two conferences hosted by the UN NGO Committee on the Family and the Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns.

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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 in Austria

February 5, 2016

Vienna, Austria—UPF marked World Interfaith Harmony Week with a conference that asked how religions can help to bring peace to the Middle East.

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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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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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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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Spirituality Committee Honors “Spirit of the UN”

October 23, 2015

New York, USA—The Ninth Annual “Spirit of the United Nations” Awarding Ceremony took place at the Church Center for the United Nations.

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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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Ambassadors for Peace Participate in UN's 70th Anniversary Concert

June 30, 2015

New York, United States—Ambassadors for Peace participated in a concert at the UN in New York in celebration of the UN’s 70th Anniversary, on June 30.

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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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B. Ki-moon: Africa Day 2015 Message

May 27, 2015

If we empower women, we help build better, more equal and more prosperous societies.  I commend the commitment of the African Union to gender equality and the empowerment of women as part of its Agenda 2063, and I welcome the declaration of 2015 as the year of women’s empowerment in Africa.

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T. Hamad: Africa Day 2015 Message

May 27, 2015

UPF secretary general Dr. Taj Hamad’s remarks at the Africa Day celebration at the Manhattan Center in New York on May 27, 2015. 

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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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