In Memoriam: Stanislav Shushkevich

May 3, 2022

UPF-International—Dr. Stanislav Shushkevich, the former leader of Belarus, a member of the UPF Presiding Council and an Ambassador for Peace, passed away at age 87.


UPF-Belarus Awards Winners of Children's Drawing Contest

February 17, 2022

Minsk, Belarus—Themes included “Peace Starts with Me” and “Solidarity: We Create for Peace.”


World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Belarus

February 5, 2021

Minsk, Belarus—UPF representatives took part in two interfaith prayer meetings to mark the United Nations’ observance.


‘Three Sisters’ Run Celebrates Friendship Day

July 30, 2017

The border between Russia, Ukraine and Belarus—To celebrate the UN International Day of Friendship, runners from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia met on the border between their nations.


A “Peace Road” on Four Wheels and Two Wheels

July 17, 2016

Minsk, Belarus—Using automobiles and bicycles, peace-loving Belarusians took part in the Peace Road 2016 event.


UPF-Belarus Promotes NGOs as Peacebuilders

July 16, 2016

Minsk, Belarus—"The Role of NGOs in Promoting World Peace" was the title of an international conference held on July 16, 2016.


Moscow-Minsk Marathon Honors Victory Day 70th Anniversary

June 15, 2015

Moscow, Russia—A group of young Russians has completed an International Peace Marathon between the capitals of Russia and Belarus.



Global Day of Parents Observed in Belarus

May 31, 2015

Minsk, Belarus—UPF-Belarus took part in events timed to celebrate the annual UN-designated Global Day of Parents.


S. Shushkevich: Address to World Summit 2014

August 11, 2014

We can speak about peace in Europe only in the past tense


Global Day of Parents Observed in Belarus

June 1, 2013

Korolyovo, Belarus - The Global Day of Parents was celebrated in Korolyovo in the Minsk Region with a family outing on June 1. More than 200 people took part the event.


S. Shushkevich: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace and Security in Europe and Eurasia


Day of Families Observed by Helping Veterans throughout Belarus

May 5, 2012

Minsk, Belarus - In preparation for the International Day of Families, UPF-Belarus initiated a number of projects on May 5 to strengthen “Relationships among the generations.” Volunteers helped veterans with housework and listened to informative stories about their life experience during World War II.


Day of Peace Observed in Vitebsk

September 21, 2011

Vitebsk, Belarus - Peace activists and government officials held a conference in Vitebsk on the International Day of Peace, September 21. The event was held in the conference room of the Regional Institute for the Development of Education.


New Ambassadors for Peace in Belarus

June 18, 2011

Minsk, Belarus - A meeting of Belarusian Ambassadors for Peace took place near Minsk on June 18. Among the participants were representatives of the Belarusian Peace Foundation, the Association of Koreans in Belarus, and other grassroots organizations.


Day of Peace in Orsha, Belarus

September 21, 2010

Orsha, Belarus - The District Executive Committee, the Belarus Peace Foundation, the UN Representative, and UPF organized celebrations of peace and brother-cities from September 19-21 in Orsha, one of the biggest cities of Belarus. Among the guests of honor were mayors of cities and districts of Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, and Russia. This was the first celebration of its kind in Orsha.


Honoring a Legacy of Peace in Minsk

June 27, 2010

Minsk, Belarus - The Universal Peace Federation held a seminar on June 25 in the capital city of Minsk attended by ten Ambassadors for Peace and honored guests. Most participants were invited at the initiative of Dr. Marat Egorov, UPF Peace Council representative in Belarus.


Grand Welcome of Veterans from Russia and Belarus

May 1, 2010

In the Mogilev region of Belarus a border meeting of people from two districts of the Smolensk region and two districts of the Mogilev region took place, commemorating the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Russia and Belarus, as well as the 65th anniversary of the victory.


Belarus Peace Rally at War Monument

June 2, 2009

Minsk, Belarus - The Belarus Peace Fund held a Peace Rally on June 1 at the Stalin's Line historical complex near Minsk. The program, co-organized by the Universal Peace Federation, commemorated the 65th anniversary of the victory in World War II in Belarus.


S. Shushkevich: Bering Strait, a Bridge of the Future

February 1, 2008

Elementary logic would demonstrate that a bridge across the Bering Strait is not a commercial project, not some scheme, however great may be the risks involved, no business venture thought up by some entrepreneur, however far-fetched.


S. Shushkevich: Establishing a Culture of Peace: Worldviews, Institutions, Leadership, and Practices

February 18, 2002

It is important to take steps toward deepening our understanding of how we can distill the best of globalization and at the same time to remove ourselves from its bad aspects; how we can act in unison; how to avoid dividing society as a whole into “we” and “them”; and how we can subdue the roots of aggression within the human soul and steer clear of conflicts between all the various groups.