Track 2 Consultation on Syria Held in Geneva

January 25, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland - UPF convened a “Geneva: Track 2” forum in Switzerland Jan. 23-25, 2014, concurrent with the “Geneva II” inter-governmental conference on the crisis in Syria.

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Programme spécial : « Genève : Track II »

January 25, 2014

Genève, Suisse - Un programme spécial intitulé « Genève : Track II » s'est tenu à Genève, en Suisse, les 23 et 24 janvier, en même temps que la conférence inter-gouvernementale "Genève II" qui vise à apporter une solution pacifique à la crise en Syrie. Vidéo: Une heure de prières pour la paix, la réconciliation en Syrie

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Geneva Track 2 Consultation Executive Report: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria

January 25, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland - As Syria's civil war continued, UPF convened a “Track 2” conference in Geneva on Jan. 23, 2014 on the theme of "Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria: The Significance of Religion, Faith-Based Organizations and Civil Society."

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"Peace Cup" Children's Soccer Tournament Held in Switzerland

May 5, 2013

Novazzano, Switzerland - UPF-Ticino held the second Peace Cup tournament in the town of Novazzano on May 5. This event brought together 11 teams of young soccer players for one day of sports under the motto “Play Football Make Peace.”

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A Valentine's Day Gala Held in Geneva

February 14, 2013

Geneva, Switzerland - In cooperation with partners of different faith communities and intercultural associations, UPF held a Valentine’s Day Evening in Geneva on Feb. 14, 2013

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Conference on the Family at the UN Headquarters in Geneva

July 6, 2012

Geneva, Switzerland - A European Leadership Conference took place at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on "The Contribution of the Family to Peace, Human Development and Prosperity" July 5-6, 2012.

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A Model UN Interreligious Council Tackles Multiculturalism

September 23, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland - A Model UN interreligious council session on the topic of multiculturalism took place at the UN headquarters in Geneva on Sept. 23, 2011.

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Geneva Conference on Multiculturalism and Peace

September 23, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland - As a continuation of the series of conferences held at the United Nations in Geneva and New York, as well as in London, Bergamo, and Fribourg, Switzerland on interreligious/intercultural peacebuilding since 2008, a full-day symposium was held to commemorate the International Day of Peace in Geneva on September 23.

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Seiko Lee Gives Benefit Concert for Haiti in Geneva

September 1, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland - Soprano soloist Seiko Lee gave a concert on August 31 to raise funds for humanitarian relief in Haiti at the Temple de la Servette in Geneva. Rev. William McComish, pastor of the church, introduced the event, and Dr. Alexandre, representing Haiti's Ambassador to the UN offices in Geneva, gave welcoming remarks.

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Summit on Human Rights Education

August 28, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland - The 8th Youth Summit on Human Rights took place in Geneva August 26-28 on the theme “to create leaders through human rights education."

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Discussion in Geneva about Multiculturalism

August 27, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland - After a few guitar and piano pieces performed by Nicolas and Nathalie Komagata the August 27 meeting of Ambassadors for Peace started with personal introductions and expressions of opinion on the topic of multiculturalism and peace.

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A. Stuckelberger: The UN Agenda and Interreligious Initiatives

July 2, 2011

The UN’s global governance can only help to bring a meta-perspective on the human behavior towards religious containment and go beyond the concept of separation to bring religions to speak in one voice with different languages. This common agenda and spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is without a doubt peace. Keeping this common goal in mind, it is evident that all actors are important for the success of current and future peace initiatives at the United Nations. Let us not forget that peace is the founding principle and guiding force for which the United Nations was created.

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International Celebration of Africa Day in Switzerland

May 21, 2011

Biel, Switzerland - To create synergy among people from different parts of Africa and Switzerland, the Komagata family hosted 12 people from different African countries at a March meeting to plan an event in honor of Africa Day. Each representative brought creativity and great interest in the goal of organizing a unique program.

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UPF Founders Speak in Geneva

May 14, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland - The majestic circular room of the Palais des Nations at the UN headquarters in Geneva was filled to capacity on May 13, 2011, for an address by UPF Founders Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon.

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Day of Families Observed in Geneva

May 14, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland - The Chapel of the World Council of Churches in Geneva was filled to overflowing with an exciting intergenerational, international, and interreligious mix to explore the theme "A New Paradigm for Global Family in a Culture of Peace" on May 13. It was wonderful to see young people in their late teens and early twenties, some parents themselves with young children of their own, and older couples filled with maturity and wisdom accrued through parenting, grandparenting, and a lifelong practice of spiritual principles all gathered in this international place of worship to explore the importance of family for peace.

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Peace Cup Tournament for Swiss Children

May 1, 2011

Novazzano, Switzerland - the Universal Peace Federation of Ticino organized the first Peace Cup tournament in the town of Novazzano. This football tournament brought together 12 teams of children for a day of sports under the motto “Play Football Make Peace.”

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Interfaith Harmony Week Celebrated in Switzerland

January 23, 2011

Bienne, Switzerland - In commemoration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, a marriage renewal ceremony in Bienne on Jan. 23, 2011, highlighted the pivotal role of marriage in creating a culture of peace.

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J.S. Mbiti: Peace and Reconciliation in African Religion

November 30, 2010

People want peace in our time, peace tomorrow, and peace in this new millennium. We want religion to be an asset for peace and not a liability, and African Religion is potentially one such strong asset. It does not preach, foster, or justify war between communities or nations. That makes it a challenge to the institutions of the other religions, to engrave the message of peace at all levels of life, in both internal and international relations.

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Former UN Under-Secretary-General Shares Vision of Sports for Peace

October 7, 2010

Bern, Switzerland - Former Swiss Federal President and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Hon. Mr. Adolf Ogi, joined the ranks of the Universal Peace Federation's Ambassadors for Peace at a gathering in Fraubrunnen. 

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Consultations in Switzerland on a Proposed Interreligious Council at the UN

October 4, 2010

Geneva and Bern, Switzerland - The Universal Peace Federation's United Nations Office in Geneva convened three consultations in August and September 2010 in Geneva and Bern on the proposal to establish an interreligious council at the UN.

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