The Kyoto Declaration

On April 21, 2021, the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations hosted a webinar on “The UNODC Crime Congress—The Kyoto Declaration: Next Steps for Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations.”


Taiwan Commemorates the International Year of Peace and Trust

UPF-Taiwan commemorated the International Year of Peace and Trust by holding a seminar on Korean reunification during its 2021 Annual General Assembly.


Indian Health Workers Honored with Ambassador for Peace Award

Eight doctors were honored with an Ambassador for Peace award at a special ceremony organized by the India chapters of UPF and the IAPP.


Argentina Chapters of UPF and WFWP Jointly Commemorate 2021 UN International Women’s Day

Six women from different fields and provinces were acknowledged for their good practices and values during a celebration of UN International Women’s Day.


Hokkaido ILC Focuses on Japan’s Role in Korean Reunification

UPF-Japan held a Hokkaido International Leadership Conference (ILC), which focused on Japan’s role in Korean reunification and what Hokkaido can do.


Coalition Features Pakistan Interfaith Harmony Council

UPF co-sponsored an international virtual conference in support of Pakistan’s Interfaith Harmony Council.




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India Launches Youth Peace Club Initiative

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New Delhi, India—UPF and the International Association of Youth and Students for Peace (IAYSP) commemorated National Youth Day 2021, also known as Vivekananda Jayanti, on January 12, the birthday of Indian spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda, by launching the national Youth Peace Club (YPC) initiative. The initiative seeks to motivate and engage youth to become peace leaders through various social and educational activities, leadership training and volunteerism. More than several hundred people attended the event, which was broadcast live on Zoom and YouTube.

The program was addressed by several current and former government leaders as well as leaders from other sectors, including:

  • Kiren Rijiju, union minister of state, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports;
  • Bhubaneswar Kalita, a member of parliament and chairman of the Northeast MP Forum;
  • K.V. Rajan, former ambassador of India;
  • Archarya Shrivatsa Goswami, chief priest of Radharamana Mandir, Vrindavan and chairman of the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD)-Asia Pacific; and
  • S.P. Singh, vice chancellor of the Royal Global University and vice chairman of the International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP)-India.

In a video message, Hon. Rijiju extended his full support for the expansion of the Youth Peace Club.

During the program, Dr. S.P. Singh was appointed as an Ambassador for Peace who will support the activities of the Peace Club as a patron, and leaders of the YPC National Committee were appointed as Youth Ambassadors for Peace.

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IAAP Webinar Discusses Values: East and West

United States—On April 20, 2021, the International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP) held a webinar on the theme “West Meets East in Northeast Asia: A Values Proposition.”

UPF-Moscow Joins in Local Recycling Project

Lyubertsy, Russia—UPF of Moscow took an active part in a campaign to recycle electronics.

IAED Inaugurated in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—UPF-Malaysia’s second “Peace Talks” webinar launched the national chapter of the International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAED).