UNITED STATES

Chapter Secretary General

Mr. Ricardo de Sena

Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Matt Salmon
Member (1995-2001), United States House of Representatives

National Peace Council Member

Hon. Earl F. Hilliard
Former Member, Congress of theUnited States of America

National Peace Council Member

Dr. Cheryl Ann Lau
Judge Pro Tempore, Carson City Justice and Municipal Courts

National Peace Council Member

Amb. Sam Hanna Zakhem
Former Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America to Bahrain

Gender Equality: Best Learned Within a Healthy Family

March 25, 2021

United States—The NGO Committee on the Family-NY with support of UPF sponsored a webinar, on the topic “He for She at Home: Gender Equality Starts at Home” as a parallel event of the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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Religious Youth Service (RYS): The Power of Cooperation

March 20, 2021

United States—The successful programs of the Religious Youth Service and the Interreligious Peace Sports Festival visibly demonstrate the power of cooperation and service.

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IAPD Webinar Attracts Over 600 Participants for its Session on the Peaceful Unification of the Korean Peninsula

March 9, 2021

United States—The Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) help a Peace Forum virtually on March 9, 2021, under the theme “Towards the Unification of the Korean Peninsula: The Role of Faith and Civic Leadership.”

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Current and Former Heads of State Focus on Global Issues at UPF’s 5th Rally of Hope

February 27, 2021

Washington, DC—Millions of viewers from 150 countries joined the live online broadcast of the 5th Rally of Hope sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

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IAPP Hosts Second Discussion on Abraham Accords

February 25, 2021

Washington, D.C., United States—The 2020 agreements between Israel and several Arab nations were the focus of an international webinar.

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IAPP Webinar Looks at “Flashpoint Korea: Standoff on the Peninsula”

February 16, 2021

United States—Recent developments demand a close look at the Korean Peninsula.

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UPF-USA Commemorates UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 4, 2021

United States—IAPD-USA hosted its 2021 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week program on the theme “Building Bridges Across Boundaries.”

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UPF Celebrates Interfaith Harmony and Human Fraternity

February 4, 2021

New York, United States—A UPF webinar commemorated two United Nations observances.

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World Leaders Discuss Abraham Accords

January 14, 2021

Jerusalem, Israel—The first of a series of UPF webinars on the Abraham Accords presented a distinguished panel of world leaders.

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UPF-USA Convenes Series of Interfaith Prayer and Dialogue Programs

January 7, 2021

United States—On January 7, 2021, the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development-USA completed 40 consecutive weekly programs in its ongoing “Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World” series.

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Rally of Hope Encourages Believers to Unite for Peace

December 5, 2020

Las Vegas, United States—At the online rally, the UPF co-founder addressed an interfaith audience of hundreds of thousands.

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Child Welfare Systems During COVID: Can We Improve How We Help Families?

November 19, 2020

New York, United States—The NGO Committee on the Family-New York held its monthly program as a webinar on November 19 on the topic “Families Coping with COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities in Child Welfare.”

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UN NGO Webinar Discusses Care for Children

October 22, 2020

New York, United States—On October 22, 2020, the NGO Committee on the Family hosted a webinar on “Helping Children and Families in All Circumstances” to an audience of UN staff, delegates and NGO representatives to the UN.

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Restorative Justice Takes Center Stage at Faith-Based Organizations Webinar

October 5, 2020

United States—On October 5, 2020, the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations held a web conference titled “Restorative Justice, Victim Assistance and Faith-Based Organizations.”

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Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations Continues Its Online Discussion of Spirituality and Justice

September 15, 2020

United States—On September 15, 2020, the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations held a web conference titled “The Role of Ethics, Education and Good Governance for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Perspectives from Faith-Based Organizations.”

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Prayer Service Marks Opening of UN General Assembly

September 14, 2020

New York City, United States—On September 14, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See conducted its annual Prayer Service at the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly at the Church of the Holy Family.

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Executive Summary of ILC 2020—The Americas

September 13, 2020

The Americas—The successful three-day ILC Americas webinar included 92 speakers and had about 1,000 participants.

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ILC2020 The Americas Session 8: Perspectives From Business Leaders

September 13, 2020

The Americas—Economists and trade specialists addressed the topic “Finding Opportunity and Hope at a Time of Global Crisis: The Role of Business Leadership” as part of UPF’s global problem-solving conference.

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ILC 2020 The Americas Closing Session: Summary of Sessions and Call to Action

September 13, 2020

The Americas—Participants in UPF’s historic problem-solving ILC2020 conference, “Opportunity and Hope at a Time of Global Crisis,” reflected on its successes and looked forward with hope.

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ILC2020 The Americas Special Session: 15th Anniversary of UPF

September 12, 2020

The Americas—On September 12, reflections of appreciation were offered to mark UPF’s 15 years of accomplishments.

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