UPF Celebrates with Tocoists at Anniversary Event

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ILC2021 North America Executive Summary

ILC2021 (July 13 & 27-29, 2021), webcast worldwide, was the second of three to be held this summer. This ILC was focused on Track II Diplomacy, humanitarian aid, NGOs and people-to-people engagement.

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Asia-Pacific ILC 2021, July 7-8: Executive Summary

The Asia Pacific program of the ILC2021 convened from July 7 to 8 featured 50 speakers, including two former heads of state and parliamentarians, and drew more than 400,000 viewers.

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"Peace Road" Visits Holy Sites

"Peace-Shalom-Salam Aleykum" was the motto of a "Peace Road" event co-sponsored by UPF.

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Africa ILC: The Significance of Africa in Fostering Peace on the Korean Peninsula

ILC 2021 strengthened initiatives and offered perspectives on the road map towards peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

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16 Knights Templar in Peru Become Ambassadors for Peace

UPF-Peru inducted 16 new Ambassadors for Peace from the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem of Knights Templar.

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UPF Co-Sponsors Launch of Youth and Students for Peace in Nicaragua

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Managua, Nicaragua—The Youth and Students for Peace was launched in Nicaragua on May 18, 2019 during an event at the University of Commercial Sciences (UCC) in Managua co-sponsored by UPF and the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU), an affiliated organization.

Among the 220 people who attended the program were university students; young professionals; and the president, the president of the Directive Committee, and the vice president of the UCC, Dr. Nejama Bergman, Mrs. Ivania Toruno, and Dr. Jorge Moreno Chávez, respectively. UPF representatives included Dr. Chang Shik Yang, president of UPF for Central America and the Caribbean and Mr. Agustín Jarquín Anaya, president of UPF-Nicaragua.

The event opened with a prayer, given by Rev. Jorge de Oliveira, representing FFWPU, and welcoming remarks, which were given by the vice president of the UCC.

The president of UPF-Nicaragua spoke on the theme: “The Role of the Youth to Maintain Peace in a Challenging Universe.”

Dr. Yang spoke about the vision and role of the YSP. He encouraged the youth to strengthen and develop a true character and seek peaceful solutions to achieve peace in the world.

Twenty-eight young people were appointed as Ambassadors for Peace. All of them have expressed a strong interest in working with YSP to find solutions to the challenges that Nicaragua faces.

Also, Abdjane Ribeiro was officially named as the president of the YSP.

The event concluded with some singing and dancing  by the young people, creating a happy atmosphere.

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UPF-Argentina Celebrates International Friendship Day

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UPF-Middle East Webinar on Extending the Hand of Friendship through Health Care

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“Peace Road” 2021: USA Peace and Unity Bike Tour

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