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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UPF Celebrates Teachers’ Day in India

India-2020-09-05-UPF Celebrates Teachers’ Day in India

New Delhi, India—In celebration of Teachers’ Day 2020 in India, UPF and the International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP) of India convened a “Peace Talks” webinar on September 5, whose theme was “Marking Teachers’ Day: Saluting the Role of Teachers in the COVID Era.” The event drew more than 383 participants: 83 of whom joined through Zoom and over 300 of whom joined through Facebook Live.

The welcoming and opening remarks were given by Rev. Dr. Clement Rajakumar, former vice principal of St. Stephen’s College of the University of Delhi.

Special remarks were delivered by three speakers: Hon. Bhubaneswar Kalita, a member of parliament and chairman of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP)-South Asia and India; Dr. Thomas Selover, president of the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA) and international coordinator of the IAAP; and Dr. Venus G. Agustin, president of the International Peace Leadership College (IPLC), Philippines.

Other speakers were 

  • K.V. Rajan, former ambassador of India and chairman of UPF-India;
  • Jagannath Patnaik, vice chancellor of ICFAI University Sikkim;
  • S.P. Singh, vice chancellor of Royal Global University, Guwahati;
  • S. Mangi Singh, head of the political science department at Manipur University,
  • Girish Ram Kumar, department of Political Science at the University of Kerala; and
  • Indhu Rebecca Verghese, a member of the teaching faculty at the Trivandrum International School.

Mr. Krishna Adhikari, secretary general of UPF-India, moderated the webinar and gave a short presentation introducing UPF. The event concluded with Mr. Nima Theeng Tamang, north east zonal coordinator of UPF-India, thanking the speakers and participants for taking part in the virtual event.

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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).