Peace and Security

Consultations take place among scholars, diplomats, government officials, civil society representatives and religious leaders.

 

Valletta, Malta - "A New Vision for Cooperation Between Europe and Africa and The Culture of Peace" was the theme of a conference of in the Presidential Palace of Malta on November 5. Political, diplomatic, economic, and religious experts from both continents assessed the Arab Spring revolutions, economic relations, gender equality, development, and aid effectiveness.

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Kiev, Ukraine - Two significant events were held in Kiev October 20 and 24: the annual UPF conference commemorating Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s 2005 visit to Ukraine and the 60th anniversary of the Ukrainian Peace Council, headed by the first president of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk.

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Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire - The UPF board met with the President of Cote d'Ivoire's Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Oct. 18, 2011, to discuss about UPF's contribution to the ongoing programs.

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Milan, Italy - A conference in Milan on Oct. 12, 2011 addressed the consequences of the 9/11 attacks in the US, seen ten years after.

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London, UK - UPF-UK issued a statement lamenting the chaos and criminality on the streets of London and other cities of the UK during the summer of 2011 and expressing condolences to bereaved families.

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Istanbul, Turkey - A Regional Leadership Conference for current and future Ambassadors for Peace in the Middle East was held at the Atakoy Sheraton Hotel in Istanbul May 6-8, 2011.

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The Hague, The Netherlands - There was a magnificent opening to the three-day first World Foresight Forum in the Kloosterkerk in The Hague.

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Oyo, Congo - Six UPF delegates from Congo-Brazzaville traveled to Oyo for a meeting with President Denis Sassou Nguesso on March 9.

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As the year 2011 gets underway, we are witnessing a sudden, dramatic and unexpected emergence of popular uprisings in the Arab world. The political and social landscape in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have already been permanently changed, and every nation in the region now wonders if it will be the next.

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Moscow, Russia - UPF-Russia held a forum on “Prospects and challenges of creating more secure world” on Feb. 19, 2011, for Ambassadors for Peace, experts in human rights and civil society, representatives of NGOs, political parties and the media.

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Vienna, Austria - A panel discussion on "Radical Change in Egypt: Future Prospects in the Land of the Pharaohs" was organized by UPF-Austria on Feb. 15, 2011, just a few days after the fall of the Mubarak regime.

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Ottawa, Canada - UPF-Canada Ambassador for Peace Bill Bhaneja is active in the campaign to establish a Department of Peace in Canada. He invites signatures of support for an online petition campaign.

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