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UPF Events at United Nations Headquarters

Conference in Geneva Seeks Sustainable Peace and Reconciliation in DR Congo

May 26, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland - A conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on May 26, 2014, sought to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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UPF Chapters Observe Africa Day 2014

May 25, 2014

In Australia, Benin, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and US, UPF organized conferences, forums and gala events on Africa Day, May 25, 2014.

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Africa Day 2014 Celebrated in Switzerland

May 24, 2014

Bienne and Geneva, Switzerland - A celebration of Africa Day in Bienne, on May 24, 2014, showcased talents of youth and promoted harmony between the generations and between people from Africa and the general population of Switzerland. Two days later, an international conference took place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on the theme "Towards Lasting Peace and Reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Role of Religion, Women and Civil Society."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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."

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the Vienna International Centre

February 7, 2014

Vienna, Austria - An observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week took place at the Vienna International Center on Feb. 7, 2014 on the theme of the Role of Religions in Promoting a Culture of Peace.

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“Spirit of the UN Award” Recognizes Exceptional United Nations Officials

October 21, 2013

New York, USA - H.E. U. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria received a “Spirit of the UN” Award during the Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, Oct. 21, 2013.

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First Ladies Call for Peacebuilding and Addressing Health Disabilities

September 24, 2013

New York, USA - A first ladies high-level forum on “Building Bridges for Peace and Health Disability” took place Sept. 24, 2013, as a side event during the opening of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

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Day of Peace Observed at the UN Headquarters in Vienna

September 20, 2013

Vienna, Austria - Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú delivered the keynote address at the celebration of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 20, 2013 at the Vienna International Centre.

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Vienna Forum at the UN Highlights Brazil and a Culture of Sustainable Development

July 5, 2013

Vienna, Austria - "Culture and Creative Economy as Basic Elements for Sustainability" was the topic of a forum at the Vienna International Center (UN headquarters in Vienna) on July 5. It was part of a broad celebration called "Áustria Brasil em Movimento - CarnaViena 2013" organized by ABRASA, an Austro-Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian organization that fosters education, cultural activities, and social integration.

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Celebrating Pan-Africanism, Renaissance, and Africa's Rising on Africa Day 2013

June 26, 2013

New York, USA - Africa Day 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, which gave way for the establishment of the African Union. On June 26, a New York 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration for Africa Day was held in Manhattan, co-sponsored by the African Group and the African Union in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation and the United Nations African Ambassadors Spouses Group.

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Ban Ki-moon: Statement at the Celebration of Africa Day

June 26, 2013

I place great importance on close ties between the United Nations, the African Union and the continent's regional and sub-regional organizations. These cover an increasingly broad range of activities – from peacekeeping and mediation to peacebuilding, electoral assistance and the rule of law; from economic and social empowerment to sustainable development.

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UN Diplomats Welcome Global Day of Parents

June 4, 2013

New York, USA - UN diplomats and members of the NGO community assembled on June 4, 2013 in a delegates' dining room for the first annual observance of the UN Global Day of Parents.

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United Nations Celebrates First Global Day of Parents

June 4, 2013

New York, USA - The Global Parents Day was duly commemorated by a special luncheon in the newly renovated UN Delegates Café on June4, 2013.

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