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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Peace Tour Builds UPF in Swaziland

Manzini, Swaziland - The UPF peace tour in Swaziland featured delivery of peace messages at the Tums George Hotel in Manzini, Swaziland. Among the dignitaries at this well-attended gathering were traditional chiefs, tribal kings, senators, members of the national assembly, religious leaders, and NGO leaders. The opening speech was given by former Minister Mrs. Stella Lukhele, who emphasized “living for the sake of others” and family as the basic unit of everything.

The welcome address was read by Senator Bella Katamzi on behalf of the Deputy Speaker, Mrs. Trusty Gina. An extract of the speech reads: “Unless we can practice the ‘principles of peace’ in our Kingdom of Swaziland, we will continue to face the challenges of HIV/AIDS, dysfunctional families, poverty and hunger. That means that the Kingdom of Swaziland will only be in a state of 'absence of war,' but not at peace within us. I trust the peace messages we will receive today will touch the hearts and minds of all those present today.

The Chairman’s address was read by Rev. Abednego Dlamini, Senator and chairman of UPF-Swaziland. Rev. Peter Wonderlik and Rev. Youngsuk Kim delivered the peace message. Ambassador for Peace certificates were awarded to Chief Prince Kekela Dlamini (a member of the King’s Council), Senator Bella Katamzi, and tribal chief Bishop Musa Mbingo.

Among the participants there was an appreciation for the emphasis in the peace message on strengthening the family, and they pledged a new commitment to their marriages. The call for education for Ambassadors for Peace on an ongoing basis was another popular reflection. Rev. Dlamini and Rev. Wonderlik were interviewed by Swazi TV, and the event made the national news.

To read a message delivered during the UPF peace tours click here.

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Nordic Nations Host Regional Rally of Hope

Oslo, Norway—UPF chapters in five nations organized the online event together.

Religious Minorities Join in Quest for Respect

Geneva, Switzerland—A UPF webinar discussed how minority faiths can promote the benefits they bring to society.

UPF Invited to Report on Founders Visit to North Korea

Moscow, Russia—A UPF leader was asked to describe the UPF founders’ 1991 meeting with North Korea’s Chairman Kim.