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Youth UPF

UPF offers young people the opportunity to develop their capacity as leaders and peacebuilders and work together for the greater good, alongside people of many nations, cultures and religions. Student clubs and other programs empower youth to create positive change in their communities, nations and world. For information about Youth UPF activities in Europe, click here.

Beirut, Lebanon - Lebanese Ambassadors for Peace organized a drawing competition for high school seniors with the theme, “My vision for the Lebanon I want my children to grow up in.” Winners were announced at the March 23 program in Beirut linked with the UN International Year of Reconciliation.

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Nairobi, Kenya - The International Young Leaders Summit of the Universal Peace Federation and the Youth Federation for World Peace took place March 19-21 in Nairobi, Kenya with the theme: “The Role of Young Leaders in Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals and Peace Building in Africa.” Kenya Jaycees President Vincent Rapando reported that this was the first event of its kind in Kenya. 

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Chisinau, Moldova - Young leaders from all sectors of Moldovan society assembled for a Summit on Peace and Development.

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Nairobi, Kenya - Hundreds of young leaders and professionals from all over Africa and the world converged on the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya on March 20 to launch a movement of Young Ambassadors for Peace and to gain the knowledge and tools to successfully build peace and achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.

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Delhi, India - A series of service projects took place Feb. 22 and 28, 2009, in collaboration with the National Service Scheme, including cleaning up the Yamuna River (a tributary of the Ganges) and painting a government school and slum houses.

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Beirut, Lebanon - On Friday, November 14, the students of Grade 9 at the Beirut Evangelical School for Girls and Boys in Rabieh visited the Lebanese School for the Blind in Baabda in response to a call to participate in a Youth Service Weekend.

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Beirut, Lebanon - Global Peace Festival organizers seek the participation of schools, universities, and youth organizations in a special program of voluntary service November 14-16 throughout Beirut and beyond.

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Nairobi, Kenya - International Youth Day activities in Kenya began at the Peace Embassy Hall on August 12 and continued with a procession to Uhuru Park in the heart of Nairobi. The theme chosen for this UN celebration day was: "Youth and Climate Change: Take Action Now."

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Beit Shemesh, Israel - Fifteen young Europeans arrived in Jerusalem on July 1, 2008, for an International Youth Leadership project in Bethlehem and Beit Shemesh.

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“Young people bring life and hope into such a seminar,” commented an Ambassador for Peace at the European Leadership Conference in Bad Homburg, Germany June 27-29, 2008. He appreciated the explanation of youth service projects in Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans shared by Collegiate Ambassadors for Peace Juan Pique and Matthew Huish.

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Belize City, Belize - Dr. Hyun Jin Moon received a warm welcome from the acting mayor of Belize City and a handshake from Hon. Manuel Heredia, Jr., Minister of Tourism and Aviation and Hon. Erwin Contreras, Minister of Economic Development and Industry – both dedicated Ambassadors for Peace.

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SONGKA, THAILAND - A hundred young volunteers from southern Thailand learned principles of peace and conflict resolution to equip them to serve as peacebuilders in communities threatened by insurgency.

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