Peace and Security

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

 

Lima, Peru - During a time of violent clashes over plans to open up Peru's northern Amazon region to oil and logging companies, UPF-Peru held a forum in the Congress on "Constructing a Culture of Peace."

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines - The Mindanao Peace Initiative steering committee representing the diversity of the island's Christian, Muslim, and indigenous population met June 4-6 to share their experiences in resolving conflict and build momentum for peace.

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Minsk, Belarus - The Belarus Peace Fund held a Peace Rally on June 1 at the Stalin's Line historical complex near Minsk. The program, co-organized by the Universal Peace Federation, commemorated the 65th anniversary of the victory in World War II in Belarus.

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Hiroshima, Japan - On March 21, 160 people, including local key figures and Ambassadors for Peace, gathered at the Hiroshima International Conference Hall to attend the Ambassadors for Peace Seminar in West Hiroshima. Mr. Hideo Oyamada described urgent global issues and offered a vision for Japan to play a leading role in promoting world peace through its Ambassadors for Peace.

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New York, United States - Despite the failure to reach a unified statement, the recently concluded Americas Summit in Trinidad and Tobago is certainly a step in the right direction. But there is much work to do.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Thirty years after the overthrow of the Pol Pot dictatorship, Cambodians listened intently to presentations on the principles of peace and good governance.

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London, UK - As representatives from the 20 largest national economies of the world prepare to meet in London April 2, the Universal Peace Federation is planning a session on a "New Vision Amid the Economic Crisis" at a House of Commons Committee Room. See UPF's Recommendations for the G-20.

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‘Will humankind survive more than 100 years?’ was the leading question posed by Dr. Tony Kempster at Lancaster Gate on Monday night. Dr. Kempster, Vice President of the International Peace Bureau, presented an intelligent case for pacifism both in words and song.

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On March 9, 2008 at the RAN Somketa Hotel in Ouagadougou, UPF-Burkina Faso held its the first forum for journalists.  This forum held under the theme of the Role and Responsibility of the Journalists for a Peaceful Society gathered 23 journalists representing 15 national media companies.

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Mindanao, Philippines - The Universal Peace Federation launched the Mindanao Peace Initiative at a gathering in the Philippine House of Representatives, a rally at the Araneta Coliseum, and in cities across Mindanao.

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Saint Louis, Senegal - UPF-Senegal Secretary General Mbaye DIOP traveled to Saint Louis to meet the Prefect, the Vice Governor, and the Regional Chief Inspector of Customs.

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The monthly meeting of Ambassadors for Peace in Liberia was held at the Peace House in Monrovia on February 21 to discuss matters of mutual concern. Collective support is needed to make an impact in the rebuilding of our fragile democracy into a strong, sustainable and peaceful democracy.

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