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

World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the UN in New York

February 12, 2014

United Nations, New York - World Interfaith Harmony Week was celebrated at the UN Trusteeship Council chamber on Feb. 12, 2014, with the theme "A Vital Key for Peace and Development."


Washington DC Forum: Women’s Role in Syria’s Transition and Reconciliation

January 15, 2014

Washington DC, USA - In advance of the upcoming Geneva II conference UPF convened a forum in Washington DC on Jan. 15, 2014 on “Women’s Role in Syria’s Transition and Reconciliation.”


North American Leadership Conferences Held in 5 Cities

December 14, 2013

h Washington, DC, USA - UPF-North America organized leadership conferences in the latter part of 2013 on the theme of “Building a Nation and a World of Peace” in Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and Ottawa to build national networks of Ambassadors for Peace.


Washington DC Forum: Transnational Crime and Gang Violence

December 11, 2013

Washington DC, USA - "Transnational Crime and Gang Violence" was the topic of a Dec. 11, 2013 forum organized by UPF's Office of Peace and Security Affairs in Washington, DC.


UPF-Africa Organizes Peace and Development Programs in Las Vegas

December 3, 2013

Las Vegas, USA - In the final years of his life, UPF founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon initiated a project in Las Vegas aimed at offering a new vision for peace and human development to world leaders. He sometimes called it his “Shining City” project because he hoped it would help change the reputation of Las Vegas from “Sin City” to a city of educational enlightenment.


Autumn Japanese Tea Ceremony in Washington DC

November 21, 2013

Washington DC, USA - The autumn Japanese Tea Ceremony was held at the UPF’s Peace Embassy in Washington, DC Nov. 21, 2013. Two sessions allowed a total of 60 diplomats including seven ambassadors from 26 embassies, Ambassadors for Peace, friends of UPF and the staff to enjoy either lunch or dinner despite their busy schedules.


Promoting a New Paradigm for Sustainable Peace in Virginia

November 19, 2013

Richmond, Virginia, USA - Leaders in Richmond, Virginia gathered to discuss UPF's proposal for "Sustainable Peace in our Nation and World" on Nov. 19, 2013.


Conference in Los Angeles on Building a Nation and World of Peace

November 16, 2013

Los Angeles, USA - Sunny skies and a warm California breeze greeted the 70 participants coming to El Segundo, southwest of Los Angeles, for an American Leadership Conference on the theme of USA at a Turning Point: Building a Nation and a World of Peace, Nov. 15-16. Speakers talked about the impact that UPF’s peace principles have had on their lives and emphasized good governance, strengthening marriage and family, promoting interfaith dialogue, and outreach to youth.


Washington DC Forum: Human Trafficking and Poverty, a Critical Connection

November 7, 2013

Washington DC, USA - A Peace and Security Forum on the topic "Human Trafficking and Poverty, a Critical Connection: Creating a Culture Free of Slavery" took place in Washington DC, USA, on Nov. 6, 2013. A


Las Vegas Hosts Seminar for Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace

November 3, 2013

Las Vegas, USA - A seminar for Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace on “Building World Peace through the Family Peace Blessing” in Las Vegas, USA, Oct.- 27 through Nov. 3 offered insights and resources for addressing marriage and family issues.


“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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.