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

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.


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Message on Africa Day

May 24, 2012

As the world tries to forge a renewed global partnership for sustainable development, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to work with Africa’s leaders and people to implement an agenda that addresses Africa’s needs – an agenda that will set the continent on the path to the future we all want: dynamic, equitable and sustainable growth that benefits all Africans. [UPF chapters in Australia, Ecuador, Ghana, Israel, Japan, Russia, and the UK observed Africa Day 2012.]


UN Plans 20th Anniversary of the Year of the Family

May 15, 2012

New York, USA - The UN Focal Point on the family invites feedback on preparations for the observance of the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014.


UPF-USA Honors 18 New Ambassadors for Peace in Parsippany, New Jersey

April 29, 2012

Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - Ambassadors for Peace from New Jersey and Pennsylvania met for a luncheon program on April 29 at the Sheraton Parsippany. Speakers included Admiral J. Robert Lunney, Kay Hymowitz, and Joel Austin.


UPF-USA Honors Activist Women in North Carolina

April 28, 2012

Durham, North Carolina, USA - A statewide UPF program titled “The New Era of Women Leadership” was held on April 28 at the Lovin’ Life Ministries center in Durham, North Carolina. It aimed to raise awareness of human-rights violations in Japan, Liberia, and the United States.


UN International Women's Day in Washington DC

March 27, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - The Washington Times Beech conference room was the venue for over 70 guests from the diplomatic corps and the private sector for the commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 27 invited by UPF-DC International Office and co-sponsors The Leadership Council for Human Rights and The Washington Times Foundation.


Side Events of the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 14, 2012

New York, USA - In parallel and side events during the 56th Session of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women in February and March 2012, UPF representatives emphasized strengthening the family and combating human trafficking.


Iraq Mission Hosts Event for UN Secretary-General

March 5, 2012

UN Headquarters, New York - The Permanent Mission of Iraq hosted a luncheon on March 5, 2012 with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as keynote speaker on the theme of “The Role of the Secretary-General and the UN in the Empowerment of Women.”


Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Washington DC

February 16, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - Commemorating World Interfaith Harmony Week, UPF-DC held a dinner for distinguished speakers at The Washington Times on February 16 entitled: “Common Ground for the Common Good.” Nearly 100 guests from the diplomatic, NGO, religious, and civic communities listened in rapt attention to four distinguished speakers. Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Director of the UPF Office of Embassy Relations, introduced the video of current UPF programs and Mr. Thomas McDevitt, president of The Washington Times, greeted the audience.


NGO Conference on Healing the Wounds of History

February 15, 2012

New York, USA - The Spiritual Council for Global Concerns Working Group of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (CSVGC-NY) at the UN held a conference on “The Price of Violence and Dividends in Healing the Wounds of History” at the Nigeria House, on Feb. 15, 2012.


UPF Staff Attend UNITAR Arms Trade Workshop

February 10, 2012

New York, USA - UPF staff participated in a Feb. 10, 2012 workshop entitled “Key Issues for the Negotiation of the Arms Trade Treaty,” co-sponsored by the UN Institute for Training and Research and the Permanent Mission of Australia.