Meeting with the Pushkin Society of Georgia

March 12, 2011

Tbilisi, Georgia - A presentation about the UPF and Ambassadors for Peace activities for members of the Pushkin Society “Orion,” an association of Russian-speaking writers in Georgia, took place on March 12. The event was initiated with the support of the chair of the Russian-speaking Journalists Association, Ambassador for Peace Mikhail Aidinov.

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UPF and UN Partner on International Women's Day Observance in Georgia

March 6, 2011

Tbilisi, Georgia - UPF-Georgia in partnership with the local UN office conducted discussion on the topic of “The role of women in peacemaking” on March 6 at the National Youth Palace on the International Women's Day. About 40 young Georgians discussed the meaning of peace, peacemaking, and service, and ways  to put an end to violence towards women.

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TV Builds a 'Peace Bridge' in the South Caucasus

February 25, 2011

Yekaterinburg, Russia - An electronic bridge was formed n February 25 between Yekaterinburg, Russia, and Tbilisi, Georgia, on the theme of “We Make Peace.” Seeing each other electronically, the participants discussed the deep meaning of such notions as peace, peacemaking, service, the origin of conflicts, and what could and should be done to put an end to violence on the planet.

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Planning Next Steps in Peacebuilding in Georgia

February 12, 2011

Tbilisi, Georgia - The first meeting of Ambassadors for Peace in the new year took place on February 12 in the office of the Foundation of Human Development. Its purpose was to review the results of the Universal Peace Federation projects in 2010 and discuss plans for 2011.

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Georgians Receive Prizes in Russian Film Festival

February 10, 2011

Tbilisi, Georgia - At the Palace of Students in Tbilisi, winners from Georgia of the second International Youth Film Festival “Gift” received diplomas and prizes on February 10.

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Citizen Diplomacy Bridges Divides in the South Caucasus

February 1, 2011

A review of the developments of UPF's South Caucasus Peace Initiative from 2008 through 2010.

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A Festival of Cultural Diversity in Georgia

October 23, 2010

Tbilisi, Georgia - A national festival of cultural diversity, “All – for Georgia; Georgia for all,” was organized by the youth department of the civil movement “Multinational Georgia” on October 22 in Tbilisi. Among the participants were representatives of national Diasporas permanently residing in Georgia, foreign guests, and schoolchildren of Tbilisi.

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Georgia Youth Win Prizes at a Russian Film Festival

October 10, 2010

Tbilisi, Georgia - As part of the "Urals - Georgia: We'll Be Friends" project, the leader of UPF-Georgia, Vitaly Maximov, inspired youth of the Georgia to submit their works to the "Gift" International Youth Film Festival October 8-10 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Consultation in Tbilisi on an Interreligious Council

September 26, 2010

Tbilisi, Georgia - At a consultation sponsored by UPF-Georgia on September 25, participants discussed the prospects for building on interreligious efforts in Georgia to add support for the propsal for an interreligious council at the United Nations.

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Honoring a Legacy of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia

September 25, 2010

Tbilisi, Georgia - A Legacy of Peace ceremony honored well-known peacemakers who recently passed away, in the world and in Georgia.

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Day of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia

September 22, 2010

Tbilisi, Georgia - UPF-Georgia and the Association of Russian-Speaking Journalists of Georgia held a “Brain Ring” intellectual competition on September 20 for high school and university students of different nationalities living in Georgia. In addition, lectures about a culture of peace were given at high schools for Russian and Georgian-speaking students.

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Day of Peace in the Urals Region, Russia

September 21, 2010

Serov and Ekaterinburg, Russia - Two celebrations in the Urals helped build goodwill: an exchange of letters between students in Georgia and Serov, Russia, and exchanges of messages of peace between people in Georgia and Sverdlovsk Regional Medical College in Ekaterinburg.

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Africa Day Commemorated in Georgia

May 25, 2010

Tbilisi, Georgia - On May 25, UPF Georgia invited about 20 African students and athletes to our office to learn to know each other. Then we went together to give a presentation at a school, visit a monastery, and enjoy a barbecue.

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Day of Families Celebrated in Tbilisi

May 15, 2010

Tbilisi, Georgia - A presentation was given at a roundtable discussion on the “Role of the Family in the Peacemaking Process” in the Abkhazian parliament on May 14.

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Building a Network of Ambassadors for Peace in the South Caucasus

May 7, 2010

Yerevan, Baku, and Tbilisi - The South Caucasus conflicts, like all territorial disputes, cause a deep pain. Yet when UPF-Eurasia leaders visited Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in May 2010, people said they want to see relationships normalized.

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Building Friendships among Russian and Georgian Children

March 31, 2010

Tbilisi, Georgia - More than 200 paper doves made by children in the Urals region of Russia with messages of peace, friendship and goodwill for children in Georgia arrived in Georgia in March 2010, in response to messages of goodwill from Georgia students sent the previous September.

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Georgian Children Receive Gifts from Russia

November 28, 2009

Tbilisi, Georgia - Children in school #136 in the capital of Georgia received gifts on Nov. 27, 2009, sent by school children from the Urals region of Russia as part of a project to build bonds between the people of the neighboring countries.

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Day of Peace in Tbilisi

September 22, 2009

Tbilisi, Georgia - A round-table discussion explored the theme of "Leadership at a Time of Crisis."

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Day of Families Celebrated in Tbilisi

May 15, 2009

Tbilisi, Georgia - On May 15 Universal Peace Federation in collaboration with UN office, the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Abkhazia, and young volunteers organized a celebration of UN International Day of Families for international families.

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Promoting People-to-People Diplomacy in the South Caucasus

January 23, 2009

Moscow, Russia - A January 23 conference addressed human security issues in the South Caucasus conflict zones and recommended people-to-people diplomacy as a way to resolve long-standing conflicts related to Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

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