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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Panevezys, Lithuania - UPF-Lithuania held a meeting on March 23 with the “Brotherhood of January 13th” — an NGO from Panevezys, one of the larger cities in Lithuania. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen connections with that organization that began when its members participated in the World Peace Tours in Lithuania.

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Pristina, Kosovo - Kosovo's Deputy Prime Minister opened the March 18, 2011 inaugural meeting of the Kosovo Peace Council by expressing appreciation for UPF’s efforts to encourage reconciliation and respect for minorities in Kosovo.

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Sydney, Australia - UPF Ambassadors for Peace met on Feb. 7, 2011, to offer interfaith prayers for the victims of recent floods and cyclone in Queensland.

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London, UK - The Universal Peace Federation and Women's Federation for World Peace-UK organized a symposium on the Centennial International Women's Day at the House of Lords on March 9.

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Tirana, Albania - Women from the Kosovo and Albania Cultural Friendship Association visited Vlora, Tirana and Elbasan bringing gifts and cheer to the children and staff of orphanages March 18-23, 2011.

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Tbilisi, Georgia - UPF-Georgia in partnership with the local UN office conducted discussion on the topic of “The role of women in peacemaking” on March 6 at the National Youth Palace on the International Women's Day. About 40 young Georgians discussed the meaning of peace, peacemaking, and service, and ways  to put an end to violence towards women.

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Novosibirsk, Russia - UPF-Siberia organized a celebration of the spring equinox and the rejuvenation of nature on the first UN International Day of Navruz, March 21, 2011.

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Ottawa, Canada - The National Capital Peace Council of UPF-Ottawa met to listen to former Executive Director of the Canadian Islamic Congress, Dr. Zijad Delic, speak about True Leadership in the Context of the Middle East. Given the context of current developments in the Middle East and North Africa, his presentation sparked a lively discussion.

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Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan organized a commemorative event for International Women’s Day in Tokyo on March 2. The event was co-hosted by the Women’s Forum of Ambassadors for Peace, and more than 50 participants (80 percent of them women) attended.

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At this time when the Japanese people are facing a disaster of monumental proportion, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. The destructive path of the tsunami, shown vividly on our television and computer screens, leaves us speechless and deeply saddened.

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Madrid, Spain - The first Marriage and Family seminar of the new year focused on communication in marriage. It took place on March 13 at the Peace Embassy in Madrid.

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Vancouver, Canada - Bill Chu, founder of Canadians for Reconciliation, spoke to the Vancouver chapter of UPF on February 28 about his many years of work to redress present and historical injustices between Canadian society, First Nation natives, and Chinese.

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