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

"Parents' Day" Celebrated in Washington, D.C.

August 5, 2016

Washington, D.C., United States—Inspired by the U.S. holiday Parents’ Day, a banquet was held to honor the National Parents of the Year.


UPF Joins Interfaith Program at UN Church Center

July 11, 2016

New York, United States—A diverse group of leaders from spiritual and peace organizations shared speeches, traditions and music during the "Interfaith Celebration for World Peace and Harmony."


Global Day of Parents 2016 Observed at the United Nations

June 1, 2016

New York City, United States—The importance of both fathers and mothers was the focus of an event the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See organized at the United Nations to commemorate Global Day of Parents.


International Day of Families Observed in the United States

May 15, 2016

New York, United States—Hundreds of families across the United States celebrated the United Nations’ International Day of Families, held every year on May 15.


UPF Celebrates America’s Asian Pacific Heritage

May 5, 2016

Elkton, United States—UPF Washington, D.C., supported the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Cecil County in the state of Maryland on Thursday, May 5, 2016.


UPF Attends UN Conferences on Family, Spirituality

April 28, 2016

New York, United States—UPF participated in two conferences hosted by the UN NGO Committee on the Family and the Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns.


Peace Activist Speaks at Community of Faith Breakfast

April 23, 2016

San Leandro, United States—“The Importance of Keeping an Open Mind” was the topic at a monthly Community of Faith breakfast in the San Francisco area.


UPF-USA Holds Earth Day Forum in Las Vegas

April 20, 2016

Las Vegas, United States—Preparing young people to take responsibility for the environment was the focus of a forum that UPF-USA held to mark Earth Day 2016.


UPF-USA Leader Speaks at Interfaith Conference

April 3, 2016

New York, United States—The head of UPF-USA was invited to speak at an interfaith conference held by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.


Peace Festival Promotes Reconciliation and Healing

March 26, 2016

Las Vegas, United States—UPF-USA and Women's Federation for World Peace-USA co-organized the Las Vegas Peace Festival 2016 to promote reconciliation and healing in the United States.  


Strong Families Strengthen Women, UPF Program Stresses

March 24, 2016

New York, United States—As a side-event to a major U.N. event, UPF co-sponsored a program that tied together women’s empowerment and the strength of the family.


UPF-USA Ambassadors for Peace Study Peace Principles

March 19, 2016

New York, USA—UPF-USA held its first Introductory Leadership Seminar featuring the UPF Principles of Peace.


World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Washington, D.C.

February 14, 2016

Washington, D.C., United States—UPF-DC held an interfaith prayer ceremony in commemoration of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week. 


UN Event Discusses the Role of the Family, Fathers and Family-Oriented Social Policy

February 11, 2016

New York, United States—During the 54th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development at the UN headquarters in February, UPF helped organize a side event on the role of the family in strengthening social development.  


UN Event on Strengthening Family as Part of the Sustainable Development Process

February 10, 2016

New York, United States—UPF helped organize a side event, calling for a family-focused approach to achieving sustainable development, during the 54th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development in February.  


UPF-USA Commemorates World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 7, 2016

New York, USA—UPF-USA commemorated World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016 with events around the country.  


World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the UN in New York

February 3, 2016

New York, United States—World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016 was celebrated at the UN on February 3 with the theme, “Interfaith Harmony: Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals.” 


UPF-USA Banquet Celebrates New Ambassadors for Peace

January 31, 2016

New Jersey, USA—The New Jersey chapter of UPF-USA held a banquet for its Ambassadors for Peace with the theme, “Peace Building and Human Development: Beyond the United Nations.”


American Leaders Discuss Principles for Building a Nation of Peace

January 16, 2016

New York, United States—More than 100  supporters of peace from the public, religious, civil society and youth sectors attended the first of a series of American Leadership Conferences, organized by UPF-USA.


UPF Hosts Japanese Tea Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

December 11, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA—UPF’s D.C. Office welcomed more than 40 friends and guests to its annual fall Japanese Tea Ceremony on December 11.