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UN Youth Assembly Promotes Interfaith Cooperation

August 7, 2009

New York, USA - About 700 people from 50 countries took part in the sixth Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations Aug. 5-7, 2009.

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Wealthy Nations No Shows at UN Financial Meeting

June 26, 2009

New York, United States - The UN General Assembly met in New York June 24-26, 2009, to discuss the world financial and economic crisis and its impact on development.

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Video: Deepak Chopra Speaks at the UN

May 25, 2009

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Symposium at the UN Calls for Families to Make a Commitment to Peace

May 18, 2009

New York, USA - UPF organized over 60 celebrations of the UN Day of Families in 34 nations, building on the theme “Creating a World of Peace, One Family at a Time.” The final event, at the UN Headquarters in New York, marked the conclusion of the UPF Global Peace Tour 2009. | Click here for the audio recordings of the speeches and photos| French, 中文

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Parallel Event of the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women

March 12, 2009

New York, USA - H.E. Hamid Al Bayati, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the UN addressed a Women for Peace gathering in New York City on March 12, 2009, in conjunction with the 53rd Session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.

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Religious Youth Call for Respect for Human Rights

December 10, 2008

Young leaders from various faiths marked Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2008, by advocating for human rights and dignity at forums in the UK and at the UN Headquarters in Switzerland and the US.

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Interfaith Forum at the UN Honors Human Rights Day

December 3, 2008

New York, USA - Over 300 religious, political, and civil society leaders gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York Dec. 8, 2008, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Youth Leaders Promote Human Rights at Interfaith Forum in NY

December 3, 2008

New York, USA - Youth from various faiths addressed the Interfaith Youth Leaders Forum held at the UN Headquarters in New York on Dec. 2, 2008.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Focuses on Human Rights

October 22, 2008

New York, New York - The UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns held programs on the Week of Spirituality at the UN, Oct. 20-26, 2008, on the theme: “Honoring the Spirit of the United Nations: Our Commitment to Making the UN Declaration of Human Rights Come Alive.”

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In the News: Ban Ki-moon Rings in International Day of Peace

September 19, 2008

New York, New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kicked off the 2008 celebration of the International Day of Peace with a traditional peace bell ringing ceremony on Sept. 23, 2008.

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Symposium Explores Greater UN / US Cooperation

June 16, 2008

NEW YORK, NY - About 100 diplomats, US Congressional representatives, and members of the NGO and faith communities gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York on June 16, 2008 for the sixth United Nations / United States Symposium. 

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A Call for Fruitful Dialogue between the US and the UN

November 14, 2007

An International Symposium on the United States and the United Nations Oct. 22, 2007, encouraged fruitful dialogue on United Nations Day.

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UN-US Symposium: Working Together to Solve Critical Global Problems

April 29, 2003

New York, USA - A UN-US Symposium convened from April 27-28, 2003, at the New Yorker Hotel and the United Nations Headquarters with the theme, Working Together to Solve Critical Global Problems.

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