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

“Spirit of the UN Award” Recognizes Exceptional United Nations Officials

October 21, 2013

New York, USA - H.E. U. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria received a “Spirit of the UN” Award during the Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, Oct. 21, 2013.

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Washington DC Forum: Peace Zones as Avenues for Stability in South Sudan, Syria, Colombia and Korea

October 15, 2013

Washington DC, USA - UPF's Office of Peace and Security Affairs held a forum on Oct. 15, 2013, on the topic of Peace Zones: Creating Avenues for Stability through Development with case studies from Korea, South Sudan, Colombia and Kurdistan.

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I.A. Murzaku: The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding

October 14, 2013

The current return of religion has been extraordinarily apparent throughout the entire world. Religion has a stronger hold now than it has had for a long time in many parts of the world. It is successfully discussed in the media and politics. Politics is permeated by faith sentiments and beliefs. It seems that religion is not colliding with modernity. On the contrary, religion and modernity are merged in a harmonious way.

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First Ladies Call for Peacebuilding and Addressing Health Disabilities

September 24, 2013

New York, USA - A first ladies high-level forum on “Building Bridges for Peace and Health Disability” took place Sept. 24, 2013, as a side event during the opening of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

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Forum on Creating a Roadmap for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

September 16, 2013

Washington DC, USA - A forum on Alternative Futures for the Korean Peninsula and US Foreign Policy Options on Sept. 26, 2013, featured a presentation by Ambassador Christopher Hill, former Assistant Secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific.

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Day of Peace Observed in Berkeley, California

September 8, 2013

Berkeley, USA - A forum on "Paths to Peace: Building Compassion and Commitment to Transformation" took place on September 8 at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Keynote speakers included Prof. David McGaffey, speaking on "Swords into Plowshares, Enemies into Friends" and Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian on "Compassion Is the Key to Peace."

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Parents' Day Celebrated across the US with Panache

July 31, 2013

The National Parents’ Day Coalition celebrated Parents' Day in a variety of ways across the US during the month of July. The Coalition held two national-level awards ceremonies -- one on the East Coast in New Jersey and one on the West Coast in California.

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Seiko Lee Sings for Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Relief Efforts

July 28, 2013

New York, USA - Seiko Lee presented a benefit concert in New York on July 28 in an effort to raise funds for humanitarian relief toward the conditions in war-torn Syria.

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Celebrating Pan-Africanism, Renaissance, and Africa's Rising on Africa Day 2013

June 26, 2013

New York, USA - Africa Day 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, which gave way for the establishment of the African Union. On June 26, a New York 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration for Africa Day was held in Manhattan, co-sponsored by the African Group and the African Union in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation and the United Nations African Ambassadors Spouses Group.

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Ban Ki-moon: Statement at the Celebration of Africa Day

June 26, 2013

I place great importance on close ties between the United Nations, the African Union and the continent's regional and sub-regional organizations. These cover an increasingly broad range of activities – from peacekeeping and mediation to peacebuilding, electoral assistance and the rule of law; from economic and social empowerment to sustainable development.

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Global Day of Parents Observed in Washington DC

June 11, 2013

Washington DC, USA - A forum on the Global Day of Parents took place at The Washington Times on June 11. Speakers included Dr. Rosa Rai Djalal, President of the Muslim Women's Association and wife of the Ambassador of Indonesia, and H.E. Gilbert Galanxhi, Ambassador of Albania.

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UN Diplomats Welcome Global Day of Parents

June 4, 2013

New York, USA - UN diplomats and members of the NGO community assembled on June 4, 2013 in a delegates' dining room for the first annual observance of the UN Global Day of Parents.

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United Nations Celebrates First Global Day of Parents

June 4, 2013

New York, USA - The Global Parents Day was duly commemorated by a special luncheon in the newly renovated UN Delegates Café on June4, 2013.

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Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Washington DC Peace Embassy

May 30, 2013

Washington DC, US - On May 30, 2013 the temperature hit over 90 degrees. It was like a heat stroke covering the Washington, DC area. Nevertheless, for the guests the weather was not a barrier to enjoying the green tea that was prepared with the utmost care by the UPF staff and volunteers.

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Clergy March for Peace in Old Jerusalem

May 18, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - The Middle East Peace Initiative pilgrims walked arm in arm on May 18, 2013, through the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem chanting, “Peace, Shalom, Salaam Alaikum. Let’s Bring Peace to the Middle East!”

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MEPI Interfaith Efforts Lauded by Religious, Civic Leaders in Jerusalem

May 18, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - Israeli rabbis, civic leaders, and leaders of the Christian, Jewish, and Druze communities gave high praise to the Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) efforts at a banquet in Jerusalem on May 17, 2013.

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Interfaith Pilgrims Gather in Jerusalem for Peace

May 15, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - Faith leaders from diverse traditions descended on the Holy City of Jerusalem on May 14, 2013 as part of the Middle East Peace Initiative and to honor the tenth anniversary of the “Jerusalem Declaration” for peace.

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Side Events to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

March 15, 2013

United Nations, New York - UPF joined in organizing side events for the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women March 4-15, 2013.

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S. Zakhem: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development

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T. McDevitt: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development

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