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Think Tank 2022

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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.]

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Lagos, Nigeria - A marriage and family conference in Lagos June 5-7 launched a series of events on “Marriage and Family as Instruments for Peace and National Development." Programs are planned in six cities leading up to a national conference and interfaith blessing festival in Abuja later in the year.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - "Life is the art of meeting" is the theme of the Drawing and Painting Contest launched May 2 as a way of promoting the value of friendship in preparation for a celebration of the UN International Day of Friendship, July 30.

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Monza, Italy - Now in its seventh year, the Peace Trophy football tournament opened on April 29 and will continue with matches every Sunday afternoon until June 24. With teams representing the various cultures and backgrounds of the people in northern Italy, the competition encourages good sportsmanship, friendship, and mutual respect.

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A roundtable on "Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia and Oceania: Constructing a Security Community in the Region,” on April 25, 2012 examined prospects for developing a system of collective security for the Southeast Asia and Oceania.

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Tirana, Albania - In the context of the Balkan nations pursuing stability and improved relations with Europe, leaders from ten nations met in Tirana April 28 and 29, 2012, to discuss "The Role and Importance of the Albanian People for Lasting Peace and Security in the Balkans."

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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.

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Kiev, Ukraine - The third international children-and-youth choreography festival and contest on the theme “Dancing Beyond Borders-2012” that took place in Kiev on April 6 and 7 was a real pageant of creativity and talents. The initiators of this remarkable event were the Ballet Academy of Ukraine, Universal Peace Federation, center of culture “Sun”, and international charitable foundation “Art Beyond Borders.”

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During Russia's annual "Spring Week of Goodness," April 21-23, 2012, UPF volunteers and Youth Ambassadors for Peace carried out about 100 projects in several cities.

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Nacaome, Honduras – As part of UPF-Honduras’ focus on leadership and good governance, Ambassadors for Peace are carrying out educational programs for potential candidates in future elections. The Secretary General of UPF-Honduras was invited to offer a peace message at a March 11 meeting of the Democratic Unification Party, one of the five parties represented in the National Congress.

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Paris, France - A European Leadership Conference took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris April 12-13, 2012, with the theme "A New Vision for Peace and Human Development."

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Davao, Mindanao, Philippines - An International Leadership Conference took place in Davao, the principal city on the island of Mindanao, co-sponsored by the Mayor of Davao. The theme for the March 29-30 conference was "The Role of Interfaith Harmony and Good Governance in Peace and Development."

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