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Core Associations and Initiatives

Programs and Initiatives

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International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)

The International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) was initiated by UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon on February 8, 2019 on the occasion of World Summit 2019 in Seoul, Korea. ISCP is an international network of current and former heads of state and government, who, through dialogue and collaboration, explore solutions and offer recommendations to address the world’s critical problems, including climate change and environmental issues, religious conflicts, poverty, war, corruption and family breakdown.

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International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP)

Launched: February 15, 2016, at the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

The “International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace” has been launched as a worldwide association of parliamentarians which provides a forum to bring their experience and wisdom to bear in the search for solutions to our world’s problems. Parliamentarians from around the world have offered their remarks on the importance of their work and the value of increased cooperation and collaboration in the search for innovative solutions to some of the critical issues that we face on the local, national, regional and global levels, from climate change to the rise of extremist ideologies to humanitarian disasters and conflict. 

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IAPD float: right;Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD)

Launched: November 10-14, 2017 at the Lotte Hotel World Seoul, South Korea

UPF maintains that any successful strategy for peace must take into account the spiritual dimension of our human identity, experience and interactions. Based on this worldview, UPF initiated the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development as a partner organization to the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace. Through interreligious dialogue and exchange of viewpoints among the world’s religions and faith-based organizations, terrorism, violent extremism and the world’s ills can be proactively addressed.

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Peace Road Initiative

The Peace Road and the World Peace Road Foundation are global goodwill projects of the Universal Peace Federation. The project dates back to 1981, when the late Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon proposed an international highway that will physically connect all people of the world. The Peace Road initiative promotes two projects in particular: an undersea tunnel between Korea and Japan, and the Bering Strait Project to connect Alaska and Siberia.

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shpp logo thumbSunhak Peace Prize (SHPP)

Proposed by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon in 2013, the Sunhak Peace Prize awards distinguished individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to peace and human development, and to restore balance to the relationship between humanity and the natural environment. The Sunhak Peace Prize is committed to the ideal of realizing “One Family Under God,” a global community based on the principles of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values.

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RYSThumbLogoReligious Youth Service (RYS)

Founded in 1985, the Religious Youth Service is a project devoted to education and peacebuilding among young people of all national, cultural and religious backgrounds. RYS blends substantial work service with cultural and peacebuilding training, in order to equip young people with the tools they need to be positive influences within their communities and in their interaction with other communities.

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Middle East Peace Initiative and Programs (MEPI)

The Middle East Peace Initiative has been promoting peace since 2003 through dialogue, people-to-people diplomacy, fact-finding trips, interfaith pilgrimages and conferences.

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South Asia Peace Initiative (SAPI)

In various nations of South Asia, UPF is promoting peace and cooperation through leadership consultations and grassroots activities. Bringing youth from diverse backgrounds together to build bridges of understanding respect and serve a local community are the focus of programs in Afghanistan, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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