Chapter Secretary General

Mr. Larry Moffitt

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

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.


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.