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

IAED Explores Capital Ownership as Means of Empowerment

July 15, 2021

United States—On July 15, 2021, the International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAED) sponsored a webinar on the topic “The Just Third Way: Universalizing Capital Ownership.”


Bering Strait Tunnel and Inter-Continental Railway Proposed as Steps Toward Peace

June 17, 2021

Yekaterinburg, Russia—Webinar participants were moved by the project’s peacemaking potential.


IAED Webinar Continues Discussion of Social Value Investing

June 17, 2021

United States—On June 21, IAED hosted the second webinar in its series on social value investing, a new approach in solving the world’s intractable problems.


UPF Webinar Linked to United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS 2021) to Combat Corruption

June 3, 2021

New York, United States—UPF co-hosted a webinar titled “Combating Corruption: The Relevance and Capacities of Faith-Based Organizations.”


IMAP Webinar Follows Up on U.S.–South Korea Summit

May 25, 2021

United States—On May 25, 2021, The Washington Times Foundation and UPF’s International Media Association for Peace (IMAP) sponsored a webinar on “Observations of the Biden–Moon Summit.”


IAED Explores Public–Private Partnerships

May 20, 2021

United States—The International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAPD) cosponsored with two international organizations an online conference on “Public–Private Partnerships: The Business of Telehealth.”


UN NGO Committee Considers the Impact of Harmful Social Media on Families

May 19, 2021

United States—Commemorating the UN International Day of Families, UPF organized the virtual program “Families and New Technology: The Challenging Impact of Social Media.”


Richard Rubenstein - In Memoriam

May 16, 2021

USA—A dear friend of the wider UPF community, Dr. Richard Lowell Rubenstein, age 97—world-renowned author, rabbi, scholar, university president—passed away on May 16, 2021.


UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Marks International Day of Families by Focusing on Technology

May 14, 2021

United States—The International Day of Families was commemorated by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs with a webinar on May 14, 2021, on “Families and New Technologies.”


IAED Webinar on Economics Related to Korea Attracts Hundreds

May 11, 2021

United States—The International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAED) and the Washington Times Foundation continued their weekly webinar series with a May 11 session examining the application of economic principles to the Korean Peninsula.


ILC2021 The Americas: Session Reports

April 30, 2021

The Americas—Leaders from many spheres of North and South American society discussed new pathways to peace on the Korean Peninsula.


ILC 2021 The Americas: First Ladies

April 29, 2021

The Americas—The International Association of First Ladies for Peace conducted Session Five of the ILC Americas on the topic “Women’s Perspectives on Peace in the Pacific Rim.”


ILC2021 The Americas: Executive Summary -- World Leaders and Peacemakers Advance Global Efforts to Reunite Korea

April 28, 2021

The Americas—New pathways rooted in interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values have been forged by global leaders.


The Kyoto Declaration: Next Steps for Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations

April 21, 2021

New York, United States—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.”


IAAP Webinar Discusses Values: East and West

April 20, 2021

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.”


Global Leaders Support a Unified Korea and Inauguration of Think Tank 2022

April 20, 2021

New York, NY—UPF’s second virtual International Leadership Conference concluded with participant reflections, a call to action, and the signing of the resolution proposing the inauguration of Think Tank 2022 for the Firm Establishment of a Unified Korea.


Morocco Is Focus of Third Abraham Accords Webinar

April 15, 2021

Europe and the Middle East—Experts from Morocco, Israel, the United States and Europe discussed the Morocco Tripartite Agreement.


IAPP Seeks to Build Trust with North Korea

April 13, 2021

United States—Almost 600 people were in attendance for the webinar sponsored by the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) on the topic “Humanitarian Aid: Building Trust with North Korea.”


IAED Webinar Focuses on Japan’s Complex Role in Northeast Asia

April 6, 2021

United States—On April 6, 2021, the U.S. chapter of the International Association for Peace and Economic Development hosted a webinar on the topic “Japan’s Complex Relationships with China, North, and South Korea.”


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.