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

Hosting Malaysian Parliamentarians at a Religious Freedom Conference

July 17, 2011

Washington, DC  - Thirteen Malaysian Parliamentarians, led by Dr. Chong Young Yoo of UPF-Malaysia, attended a special International Leadership Conference for Parliamentarians convened in Washington DC, USA on the theme of “Leadership, Good Governance, and Interfaith Cooperation.” The July 11-17 visit to the US was sponsored by Universal Peace Federation.

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Day of Families Observed in Washington, DC

June 17, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - The UN International Day of Families was commemorated at The Washington Times’ Beech Room in the District of Columbia on June 17. Diplomats, media representatives, community activists, and NGO leaders made up the one hundred guests. The six speakers represented a wide spectrum of thinkers dedicated to supporting and strengthening families worldwide.

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International Day of Families 2011 Program in New York

June 16, 2011

New York, USA - The Permanent Missions to the UN of Angola, Iraq, Nigeria, Qatar, and Tunisia, and the NGO Committee on the Family, in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation, co-sponsored a program on “Addressing Poverty by Strengthening Families” at the Office of the Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations, New York on May 16. The program was directed by Mrs. Genie Kagawa, Deputy Director of the UPF Office of UN and International Relations. [See report.]

Download: PowerPoint Report at sideshare, Program Booklet

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Missions to the UN Join in Africa Day Celebration in New York

June 1, 2011

Top dignitaries from the African Union and the UN, NGOs, families and friends gathered for an Africa Day celebration in New York on May 31, 2011, with the theme “Africa and the Diaspora.”

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Japanese Tea Ceremony in Washington, DC

May 26, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - May 26 was the hottest day of the year with the temperature at 90 degrees. The driveway and entrance to the UPF Peace Embassy was watered down to cool it and to welcome the guests, signifying purification of the surroundings of the "Tea House" as the guests arrived. Black sedans and diplomat-plated cars arrived one by one, dropping off their guests, who were greeted at the door by a kimono-clad hostess.

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Rev. Moon Brings Peace Tour to Las Vegas

May 22, 2011

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Filled with the vision and belief that Las Vegas will soon gain a new reputation as a “city of giving,” Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon told an international audience of over 3000 on May 21 that God himself had great expectations for the long-notorious gaming capital of the world. “This is a time of quiet revolution,” the UPF Founder declared, “a time when the long era of sin and suffering will forever end, and a new age of God’s peace will begin.

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International Day of Families Forum Hosted by African Union Mission to the UN

May 16, 2011

New York, USA - Five Permanent Missions to the UN and the NGO Committee on the Family joined UPF in presenting a program on “Addressing Poverty by Strengthening Families” at the Office of the Permanent Observer of the African Union to the UN on May 16, 2011.

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Mission of Tunisia to the UN Hosts Tea Ceremony

April 27, 2011

New York, USA - A Japanese Tea Ceremony was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the UN on April 27, 2011, at the Tunisian House.

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Women's Day Observed in Washington DC

March 30, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - "Women and the World at a Turning Point" was the theme of the International Women's Day observance at The Washington Times headquarters on March 30.

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David Eaton's Electric Viola Composition Performed in Detroit

March 6, 2011

Detroit, USA - Alexander (Sasha) Mishnaevsky, principal violist of the Detroit Symphony, performed excerpts of my new work, "Juxtapositions: Suite for Sasha for Electric Viola and Chamber Orchestra," as part of a benefit concert by musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on March 6.

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Parallel Event of the 55th Commission on the Status of Women

March 2, 2011

New York, USA - “Women and the World at a Turning Point”, a parallel event of the UN’s 55th Commission on the Status of Women was held at the Nigeria House on March 2, 2011, hosted by H.E. Mrs. Joy Ogwu, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN.

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Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week in DC

February 24, 2011

Washington, DC, USA - The UPF-DC Office organized an interfaith luncheon program under the theme of the “Interfaith Cooperation and Universal Peace” on February 24. The program was co-sponsored by The Washington Times Foundation and held in the Beech Room of The Washington Times building.

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First World Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated by UPF Chapters

February 8, 2011

The first World Interfaith Harmony Week, the first week of February 2011, was marked by a variety of types of observances organized by the Universal Peace Federation.

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Essay Contest: "My Role in Creating a Peaceful World"

January 26, 2011

New York, USA - "My Role in Creating a Peaceful World" is the theme of an international essay contest for children ages up to 14 and youth ages 15 to 25.

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UPF Founder Says Peace Is Close Despite Renewed Tensions on Korean Peninsula

November 23, 2010

New York, USA - Despite the sudden outbreak of renewed hostilities between the two Koreas, UPF Founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon has reiterated his firm belief that a new era of lasting peace is close at hand. His confident prediction came at the conclusion of the UPF World Assembly 2010, which drew a crowd of over 3,000 at the Manhattan Center in New York on November 22.

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Expanding the Peace Generation at the UPF Assembly

November 22, 2010

New York, USA - "Have you heard about the peace generation?" the Lovin' Life Band asked delegates from 60 nations to the World Assembly of the Universal Peace Federation that opened November 21 at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan.

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Interreligious Council Proposal Discussed in Washington DC

November 4, 2010

Washington, DC, USA - Diplomats, professionals, and educators braved a violent storm to participate in educators a UPF consultation regarding the proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Focuses on Culture and Peace

October 29, 2010

New York, USA - The Committee of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns honored the UN’s designation of 2010 as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures in a week of events Oct. 22-28, 2010, that explored the UN's commitment to peaceful resolutions of international issues.

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Day of Peace in Washington, DC, USA

September 23, 2010

Washington, DC, USA - The Embassy of Ghana in Washington DC hosted an International Day of Peace celebration on September 23, co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation-DC chapter. Among the 120 people in attendance were the Ambassadors of Ghana and Gambia.

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UN Predicts MDG Poverty Targets Will Be Met

September 22, 2010

New York, USA - The world is on track to reduce by half the number of people living in abject poverty by 2015, according to a UN report prepared for a Sept. 22, 2010, summit at the UN.

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