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

UPF Statement on the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties

November 17, 2015

In December 2015, the COP21, will aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate. The following is the UPF International Statement regarding the COP21, and UPF's vision on stewardship of the environment...


UPF-USA Holds American Leadership Conference in Washington State

November 14, 2015

Washington, USA—UPF in Washington State organized its 2015 American Leadership Conference, “America at a Turning Point: Principles and Values for Building a Nation of Peace,” on November 14, 2015. 


Peace and Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

November 12, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA—UPF’s Office of Peace and Security Affairs held its monthly forum in partnership with the Adade Institute on November 12, 2015.


RYS Shares Vision for Peace Park in Honduras

November 11, 2015

Tegucigalpa, Honduras—From November 4 to 11, representatives of RYS and UPF presented a vision for a peace park to government officials and a former head of state.


Forum Addresses Peace and Security in South Asia

November 4, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA—On November 4, 2015, UPF’s Office of Peace and Security Affairs in cooperation with The Commongrounds USA, held a forum at The Washington Times on “Peace and Security in South Asia.”


UPF Commemorates 21st Anniversary of International Year of the Family

November 4, 2015

New York, New York—UPF commemorated the 21st anniversary of the UN’s International Year of the Family by co-sponsoring a forum on “Raising Children of Peace" on November 4, 2015.


Opening Session - 10th Global Forum on Human Settlements

October 30, 2015

United Nations, New York - UPF helped organize and support the 10th Global Forum on Human Settlements held in the United Nations on October 30.


Spirituality Committee Honors “Spirit of the UN”

October 23, 2015

New York, USA—The Ninth Annual “Spirit of the United Nations” Awarding Ceremony took place at the Church Center for the United Nations.


International Day of Peace Observed in the USA

September 29, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA—UPF and the Washington Times Foundation collaborated once again to organize an inspiring program in celebration of the UN International Day of Peace. 


Faith Leaders Issue Call to End Poverty by 2030

September 24, 2015

New York, USA—Over 100 faith leaders and representatives of faith-based NGOs, multilateral agencies, and governments gathered at the UN to discuss ways in which they can work together to achieve the SDGs. 


International Day of Peace at the United Nations

September 21, 2015

New York, United States—The International Day of Peace 2015 was celebrated at the United Nations by a coalition of UN NGO committees and NGOs.


RYS: Youth Leadership Program

July 15, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA—Young leaders from around the world participated in a Religious Youth Service project in Washington, D.C. from July 12-15.  


Peace and Security Forum on "The Role of Religion in Peace-Building"

July 14, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA—On July 14, the UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs held a forum on “The Role of Religion in Peace-Building.”


Ambassadors for Peace Participate in UN's 70th Anniversary Concert

June 30, 2015

New York, United States—Ambassadors for Peace participated in a concert at the UN in New York in celebration of the UN’s 70th Anniversary, on June 30.


Honduran and American Youth Pave “Pathways to Peace”

June 14, 2015

Nutley, USA—Honduran and American students participated in the “Pathways to Peace” cultural exchange project in New Jersey. 



International Day of Families Observed in Washington, D.C.

June 4, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA—On June 4, UPF-DC and The Washington Times Foundation welcomed over 70 guests to celebrate the International Day of Families 2015.


Youth Volunteer to Commemorate International Day of Families

May 29, 2015

Bronx, USA—On May 29, twelve youth participated in a UPF service project to commemorate the UN International Day of Families 2015.    



Forum at UN Discusses Causes and Prevention of Youth Violence

May 28, 2015

New York, USA—UPF co-sponsored a forum on “Our Cities in Crisis: A Time for Reflection on Crime, Poverty and the Family” at the UN headquarters on May 28 to commemorate the 2015 International Day of Families.



Africa Day 2015 Celebrated in New York

May 27, 2015

New York, USA—The African Union in partnership with UPF and the United Nations African Ambassadors Spouses Group organized a celebration of Africa Day in New York on May 27.   



UPF-USA Discusses Founder’s Vision of “One Family Under God”

May 21, 2015

Seattle, USA—UPF Ambassadors for Peace and guests gathered in Seattle on May 21 to discuss UPF founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s vision of “One Family Under God.”