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More International Conferences

Vladivostok Conference: From Conflict to Dialogue on the Korean Peninsula

May 30, 2014

Vladivostok, Russia - Experts from Russia, the US, South Korea, China and Japan attended a May 30, 2014, conference in Vladivostok on "Towards a Road Map for Peace and Development in Northeast Asia: From Conflict to Dialogue on the Korean Peninsula."


Middle East Peace Initiative Program on Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation

May 12, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - A Middle East Peace Initiative program in Jerusalem brought together religious leaders, academics and NGO delegates with the theme of “Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace and Development” beginning May 12, 2014.


Geneva Track 2 Consultation Executive Report: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria

January 25, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland - As Syria's civil war continued, UPF convened a “Track 2” conference in Geneva on Jan. 23, 2014 on the theme of "Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria: The Significance of Religion, Faith-Based Organizations and Civil Society."


European, African and Middle Eastern Youth Converge in Malta

October 27, 2013

Qawra, MaltaThirty-six young people from the United Kingdom, Finland, Austria, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel and Palestine gathered in Malta Oct. 20-27 to share experiences and explore perspectives on the topic of creating “real social change.”


Conference Explores the Significance of the Amman Interfaith Message

December 22, 2012

Amman, Jordan - At a time when radical changes are sweeping the Arab world, UPF organized a conference in Amman Dec. 20-22, 2012, on the positive role of religion in bringing people together in peace.


Special Consultation in Seoul on Building a World of Lasting Peace

March 25, 2012

Seoul, Korea - UPF convened a Special Consultation on “The Role of Intergovernmental, Non-governmental, and Faith-based Organizations in Building a World of Lasting Peace” in Seoul, Korea, from March 22 to 25.


Special Consultation on Building a World of Lasting Peace

March 17, 2012

Seoul, Korea - A forum on topics ranging from the role of faith-based alliances to regional cooperation in the Pacific Rim Era took place from March 22 to 25, 2012. 


Assembly Considers the Need for Spiritual and Moral Values to Address Global Issues

December 5, 2010

Seoul, Korea - Amidst the high tension on Korean peninsula, UPF's “World Assembly 2010” Dec. 2-5, 2010, in Seoul, South Korea focused on the need consider spiritual and moral values in addressing global issues.


UPF Founder Says Peace Is Close Despite Renewed Tensions on Korean Peninsula

November 23, 2010

New York, USA - Despite the sudden outbreak of renewed hostilities between the two Koreas, UPF Founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon has reiterated his firm belief that a new era of lasting peace is close at hand. His confident prediction came at the conclusion of the UPF World Assembly 2010, which drew a crowd of over 3,000 at the Manhattan Center in New York on November 22.


UPF Interfaith Assembly Held in Seoul

October 9, 2010

Seoul, Korea - The UPF Interfaith Assembly opened in Seoul Oct. 9, 2010 at the Cheon Bok Gung, the Unification community’s inspiring new sanctuary in Seoul, with a moving ceremony of prayers and readings from seven faith traditions.


World Assembly Envisions the Dawn of New Era

July 24, 2010

New York, USA - It was a day of song, prophecy, and proclamation, as the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, surrounded by thousands of people from around the world, made bold predictions at a festive gathering in New York on July 24.


Conference Speakers Promote a New Paradigm of Leadership

February 1, 2009

Universal Peace Federation objectives include support for partnerships among religions, governments and civil society to foster peace and development. UPF seeks to articulate a framework of universal values necessary to sustain such partnerships and calls the UN to serve as the appropriate global forum. The following excerpts are from speakers at the 2009 World Summit on Peace articulating these themes.


Eurasian Leaders Attend Peace Seminar in Korea

June 16, 2007

The Eurasian Region delegation of 50 people attended the Ambassadors for Peace Leadership Seminar under the theme "Providing Vision and Leadership at a Time of Global Crisis" which took place in Seoul, Korea, June 12-16, 2007.


Celebrating the First Anniversary of the Founding of UPF

September 14, 2006

Seoul, Korea - The Universal Peace Federation Assembly, entitled “Peacebuilding and Human Development: The UN and Beyond,” convened in Seoul, Korea from September 10-14, attended by over 400 delegates from 140 nations.


First UPF World Assembly Held in Seoul

February 4, 2006

Seoul, Korea - With most of Seoul still celebrating the lunar New Year, 400 delegates of UPF from 135 nations met on February 1 for the global organization’s first annual assembly.


Lincoln Center Address Launches Universal Peace Federation

September 12, 2005

Declaring the world to be at a pivotal "historic turning point," Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon asked an international peace gathering to consider, "Can everlasting world peace take root, or are we doomed to repeat the 20th century's dark and oppressive history of war and conflict?" Addressing a standing-room-only house in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Reverend Moon spoke on the topic, "God's Ideal Family: The Model for World Peace." The address marked the inauguration of the Universal Peace Federation, convening in New York City with 376 delegates from 157 nations.


UPF Inaugural Conference Calls for UN Renewal

September 11, 2005

New York, USA - Just three days before the opening of the historic 60th Assembly of the UN, the inaugural conference of the Universal Peace Federation took place, Sept. 11-14, 2005.