UPF-Argentina's Peace Road Activities: “Connecting Argentina through Peace”

On November 13, 2022, UPF-Argentina held an online event featuring reports and videos on Peace Road 2022 activities.


UPF-EUME Co-Sponsors Family Conference in Albania

UPF and an affiliated organization held a conference titled “Family, Society and Universal Values.”


IAPD-USA Convenes Interfaith Prayer

The first Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World began on April 10, 2020, with humanity facing the threat of COVID-19.


UPF-Central Europe Hosts Symposium to Discuss Threats to Religious Freedom

“Religious Freedom: The Human Right under Attack” brought together human rights advocates from throughout Europe.


UPF-Spain Holds Peace Celebration to Start the New Year

The interfaith event was dedicated to the current situations in Ukraine and Iran.


2nd "Conference of Hope" Focuses on Threats to Religious Freedom and Human Rights

The 2nd "Conference of Hope" was held in South Korea on December 17 and live streamed to millions of viewers globally.




Click here to learn more about the Think Tank 2022 and UPF's effort in the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

Think Tank 2022


March 2023
26 27 28 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
Our areas of work


International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace

IAPP Launched in Samoa

Samao-2018-01-16-IAPP Launched in Samoa

Apia, Samoa—On January 16, 2018, the Samoan chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was inaugurated in Apia, the capital of Samoa. Among the attendees were Samoa’s head of state, H.E. Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II; two current members of parliament; and community, youth and women leaders.

The theme of the conference was “Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: The Role of IAPP in Samoa.” The emcee was Mr. Seti Suafa, the president of UPF-Samoa. A welcoming address was given by Hon. Tafua Maluelue Tafua, a member of parliament, who welcomed everyone on behalf of the government and gave an overview of the current issues facing Samoa.

Young people performed a beautiful Tong Il Moo Do (TIMD) martial arts demonstration, and the TIMD philosophy, which is based on filial piety, mind–body unity and character development, was explained by Mr. Suafa, who is also the TIMD director in Samoa.

This was followed by an opening address by Rev. Shang Seon Park, chair of UPF-Oceania, who highlighted the unique potential of Samoa to become God’s nation. Rev. Park explained his strong opinion that Samoa needs to revere God and continue to respond to the call of God into the future.

The next presentation was by Mr. Greg Stone, secretary general of UPF-Oceania, who introduced the principles of the IAPP and reported on its successful launch in many nations around the world. Mr. Stone went on to explain the central importance of the family as a foundation for peace everywhere.

Several leaders made presentations on the conference theme. Hon. Victor Tamapua, a member of parliament, highlighted challenges presented by cultural change. Ms. Roina Faatauvaa-Vavatau, president of SUNGO (Samoa Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organizations), spoke about the problems facing families and young people.

Entertainment followed, featuring a beautiful song and a traditional Samoan dance. Participants signed the founding resolution of the IAPP, and many of them received Ambassadors for Peace certificates The meeting concluded as everyone shared informally over afternoon tea.

A Samoa Television news crew covered the IAPP inauguration, and its coverage appeared on Samoa Television news that evening.

Following the launch, Rev. Park, Mr. Suafa and Mr. Stone attended a meeting with the prime minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, in his office. The meeting was very convivial. The prime minister signed the IAPP inaugural resolution and gave out signed copies of his recently published memoir, titled Palemia (“prime minister” in Samoan). He fondly recalled his experience with Rev. Moon when he came to Samoa and spoke at the House of Prayer for four hours; he also spoke of the inspiration he received while attending an International Leadership Conference in Korea.

Chapter Reports View All Chapters

UPF-Hungary Hosts "Voices of Peace" Lecture Series

Budapest, Hungary—The UPF online lecture series "The Voice of Peace" is based on the Peace Principles on which a harmonious world can be built.

UPF-Norway Promotes UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

Oslo, Norway—In cooperation with Norway’s largest mosque, UPF organized the program “Prayer for Peace” in honor of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

UPF-Argentina Participates in "Let's Plant Trees: Let's Sow Peace" Campaign

Buenos Aires, Argentina—An olive tree was planted during an indigenous people’s gathering to support peaceful coexistence with the environment.