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

D. Burton: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Freedom, and Human Rights


A. Guerra: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace and Security in East Asia


H.J. Moon: Address to World Summit 2013

February 23, 2013

Dr. Hyung Moon delivered this address on behalf of his mother, UPF Co-Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, at the opening of World Summit 2013.


Interfaith Harmony Week 2013 Celebrated at the UN General Assembly

February 14, 2013

United Nations, New York - A celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week took place at the UN General Assembly on Feb. 14, 2013. The theme was "United for a Culture of Peace through Interfaith Harmony."


Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Salt Lake City

February 1, 2013

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - The Salt Lake City Interfaith Roundtable officially kicked off Interfaith Month 2013 with a special breakfast meeting on January 31 at the Salt Lake Downtown Marriott Hotel, which also recognized the annual World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 1-7.


Bali Declaration Calls for a Global Ecological Civilization

December 13, 2012

Bali, Indonesia - UPF staff participated in a World Ecological Safety Assembly in Bali, Indonesia, Dec. 10-12, 2012, joining 500 participants representing politics, governments, NGOs, science, media and academe.


International Leadership Seminar in Washington, DC

December 8, 2012

Washington DC, USA - UPF's Office of Embassy Relations in Washington DC concluded its programs for the year with a seminar on December 8 to introduce the core values and teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Founder of UPF. This seminar was the first presentation in an educational series that will continue into the new year.


Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN Hosts Tea Ceremony

November 27, 2012

New York, USA - The Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony organized by staff of UPF's Office of UN Relations on Nov. 27, 2012.


H.E. Mr. Al-Nasser Receives UPF Leadership Award

November 15, 2012

New York, USA - Amb. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 66th Session of the UN General Asembly, received UPF's prestigious Leadership and Good Governance Award at a special Award Ceremony in New York Nov. 15, 2012.


Washington DC Forum: The Sahel Region of West Africa: Permanent Crisis?

November 13, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - A round-table discussion on "The Sahel Region of West Africa: Permanent Crisis?" took place on Nov. 13, 2012; the ecological and humanitarian crisis affects more than 18 million people.


NGO Week of Spirituality Honors the "Spirit of the UN"

October 25, 2012

New York, USA - The magnificent qualities of the human heart, expressed through service to the UN, was celebrated during the Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, Oct. 22-25, 2012.


Day of Peace Commemorated at a Forum in Washington, DC

October 18, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - Eighty-five guests from the diplomatic, NGO, and business communities filled The Washington Times' Beech Room to overflowing for an October 18 observance of the UN International Day of Peace. While words of peace offered by historical figures were shown on the screen, people engaged in conversation over lunch.


Washington DC Forum: The Face of Human Trafficking

October 3, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - “The Face of Human Trafficking in America” was the theme of an Oct. 3, 2013 roundtable that addressed the domestic issues of human trafficking and how the U.S. is affecting trafficking around the world.


Washington DC Forum: The Tragedy and Hope for Syria

September 26, 2012

A roundtable on “The Tragedy and Hope for Syria” on Sept. 26, 2013 was moderated by Hon. David Newton, former US ambassador to Yemen and Iraq and currently adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute.


General Assembly Holds Forum on a Culture of Peace

September 14, 2012

United Nations, New York - UN officials and peace advocates opened a High-level Forum on a Culture of Peace Sept. 14, 2012, stressing that education, youth outreach and women’s empowerment were the keys to wiping out poverty, injustice and exclusion.


Forum in New Jersey Explores Issues of Freedom

August 18, 2012

Cliffton, New Jersey, USA -  UPF-New Jersey held a Freedom Society program on August 18 attended by over 80 people of diverse ages, faiths, and cultures. The Freedom Society presentation inspired those present  to promote freedom and to take responsibility for their communities and country.


Parents' Day Celebrated in New York

July 20, 2012

New York, USA - New York City Council members, community leaders, local pastors, and musicians gathered in the art gallery of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., State Office Building in Harlem on July 20 to honor the nine New York winners of the 19th Annual Parents' Day awards, all local parents who had made heroic efforts to nurture their children and the children of others.


UPF Statement on Sustainable Development

June 20, 2012

UPF applauds the UN and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012, to address problems linked to unsustainable economic models.


UPF Staff Attend UNITAR Rio+20 Forum

June 4, 2012

New York, USA - In preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, June 20-22, 2012, UPF staff participated in a June 4 forum at the New York Office of UNITAR (UN Institute for Training and Research).


Mission of Kenya to the UN Hosts Tea Ceremony

May 25, 2012

New York, USA - The Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya, H.E. Ms. Josephine Ojiambo invited 13 diplomats to the Kenya Mission at the UN for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on May 25, 2012.