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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.

Vienna, Austria - In advance of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Youth Forum in Vienna in February 2013, Youth UPF-Austria hosted a panel discussion on "The Role of the  Media in a Pluralistic World" on Dec. 11, 2012.

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Moscow, Russia - On International Volunteer Day, Dec. 5, 2012, an online roundtable brought together volunteer organizers from Russia, Austria and Israel to discuss future joint projects.

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Milan, Italy - The first Interreligious Lunch organized by the Interfaith Youth Council of Italy took place at the UPF office in Milan Nov. 27, 2012. The event brought together believers of three different traditions and eight countries.

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Vienna, Austria - In advance of the February 2013 UN Alliance of Civilizations Youth Forum in Vienna, the UPF-Austria Youth Committee organized a forum on religious pluralism on Nov. 20, 2012. 

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Kose, Estonia - A presentation about the UN International Day of Tolerance took place on November 16 in Kose, a small town about 40 km from Tallinn. One of the English language teachers invited UPF representatives to participate as partners on the occasion, and most of the pupils from the 10th through the 12th grades assembled in the gymnasium for the program. Including and students, more 80 people participated.

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Holon, Israel - A delegation of volunteers from Russia visited Holon, Israel, from September 22 to 30. Young Ambassadors for Peace from different cities of Russia (Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Izhevsk, Nizhnevartovsk, and Kazan) were warmly welcomed by a group of kind community activists from Holon.

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New Delhi, India - The Universal Peace Federation-India launched College Peace Clubs in three universities in New Delhi in August and September: Ram Lal Anand College and St. Stephen's College of the University of Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia (the Islamic National University).

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Multan, Pakistan - Participants in Pakistan's first Religious Youth Service project joined other young people in the nation and other parts of the world in holding a candlelight prayer vigil for the recovery of  Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani student shot on October 9 as she was returning from school, defying a Taliban ban on education for girls. Participants in the October 12-19 program in central Pakistan engaged in various service-learning activities and providing safe drinking water and sanitation for Hindu slum dwellers.

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Milan, Italy - Six Italian youth gathered for the first working meeting of the Interreligious Youth Council in Milan on Sept. 9, 2012 and dedicated the first hour to getting to know each other.

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Multan, Pakistan - The Society for the Promotion of Education and Awareness along with its networking organizations commemorated UN International Youth Day in Multan, Pakistan Aug. 12, 2012.

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Lake Seliger, Russia - The annual Seliger International Youth Forum concluded its work in Tver region of Russia on August 2. Thousands of young activists enjoyed the unique opportunity to present their programs, projects, and ideas to all interested parties and even to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, who came to the Forum specially to meet the best of the best.

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Jerusalem, Israel - During the last two weeks of July 2012, young leaders from around the world came to Israel and Palestine to experience the region's history and religious background, the diversity of its cultures and grasp the complexity of the political situation.

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