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Peace and Security

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

 

Macau, China - A forum on peace in East Timor was held at the Macau Inter-University Institute on October 25, organized by the Institute, the Universal Peace Federation, the Macau-Timor Friendship Association, and the International Educational Foundation.

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London, England - An October 6 meeting in London on ‘Perspectives on Iraq’ featured presentations by a Member of the UK Parliament and people from Iraq who are living in the United Kingdom.

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Ottawa, Canada - The idea of being part of a larger global community of peace is obviously particularly attractive in nations that are still developing, or that are coping with recent challenges of violence and conflict. But what about nations of the First World that are perhaps more settled, perhaps even satisfied with the way things are? These are among the issues to be debated at the Canadian Leadership Conference on the theme “Educating for Peace” October 2-5 in Ottawa.

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Mindanao, Philippines - Amidst the ceaseless struggle between the government and the radical Islamic groups in the Philippine island of Mindanao, a new hope for peace and unity dawned September 19 to 21 with a series of conferences, service projects, and other initiatives that culminated the Global Peace Festival.

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Cagayan De Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines: At the conclusion of the Global Peace Festival (GPF) in Mindanao September 21, on a stage constructed on the provincial capital grounds, former Speaker of the House, Jose de Venecia, Jr. called on the Philippine government to renew the peace talks, earmark USD 2.1 billion (Pesos 100 billion), and bring the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) into the peace process as a neutral partner in the negotiations.

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Mindanao, Philippines - Amidst the ceaseless struggle between the government and the radical Islamic groups in the Philippine island of Mindanao, a new hope for peace and unity has dawned in this "Promised Land," as Mindanao is often called.

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“Insecurity has three synonyms," said Mr. Laurent Ladouce in an overview on human security. "The first is a danger threatening one’s existence, the other is uncertainty about one’s identity, and the third is precariousness, limitations to what one can have or do. Most African countries exemplfy the three forms of insecurity. The UPF agrees with the general agenda of human security, i.e., freedom from want and freedom from fear.

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Vancouver, Canada - The Universal Peace Federation in Western Canada hosted the Third South Asian Bridge of Peace and Friendship Seminar on August 23 on the theme of "Interreligious and Intercultural Approach to Resolving Conflicts."

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Dumaguete City, Philippines - The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in Negros Oriental will hold a special gathering on August 9, 2008 at the Bethel Guesthouse to discuss efforts in advocating peace in the society.

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Bangkok, Thailand - The United Nations Conference in Center in Bangkok was the setting for the launch of UPF’s Southeast Asia Peace Initiative on July 28, 2008.

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Dakar, Senegal - The official launch of the Senegal chapter of the Universal Peace Federation took place in the main Unesco Hall in Dakar on May 28, 2008.

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UPF organized a second International Leadership Conference on the theme: “Towards a New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance for Peace and Development” on April 23, 2008. The level of participation was very encouraging, with 99 members of Parliament present.

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