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Regional Conferences

Kathmandu Conference Calls for Stability and Political Consensus in Nepal

July 19, 2009

Kathmandu, Nepal - The president of Nepal cut the ribbon to inaugurate the “International Conference for Solidarity with Nepal” organized by UPF and the Parliamentarians’ International Forum in Kathmandu July 17-19, 2009.

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Asian Parliamentarians Support Nepal Peace Process

June 25, 2009

Kathmandu, Nepal - “The first article in Nepal’s new constitution,” suggested Jose de Venecia rather forthrightly, “should be that we are all one human family under God.” The Filipino statesman made this recommendation at a June 23 leadership conference in Nepal.

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International Seminar on Peace and Leadership in Benin

May 31, 2009

Cotonou, Benin - Dignitaries from all walks of life and Ambassadors for Peace from West Africa converged in the city of Cotonou for an international seminar on peace and leadership.

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International Leadership Conference Held in Nigeria

April 29, 2009

Abuja, Nigeria - An International Leadership Conference on the theme “One Family under God: A New Vision for Peace in the 21st Century” was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, the capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This event, which was part of the Global Peace Tour 2009, drew participants from across Nigeria, including Ambassadors for Peace and other dignitaries.

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International Young Leaders Summit in Nairobi Offers Vision for Renewal

March 21, 2009

Nairobi, Kenya - The International Young Leaders Summit of the Universal Peace Federation and the Youth Federation for World Peace took place March 19-21 in Nairobi, Kenya with the theme: “The Role of Young Leaders in Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals and Peace Building in Africa.” Kenya Jaycees President Vincent Rapando reported that this was the first event of its kind in Kenya. 

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Interfaith Cooperation during Peace Tour in Norway

March 17, 2009

Oslo, Norway - The Global Peace Tour in Norway included a leadership seminar in the Parliament.

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New Insights about Peace Presented in Moscow

March 1, 2009

Moscow, Russia - New insights about peace and reports about the work of UPF inspired Ambassadors for Peace and distinguished guests at a peace rally in Moscow.

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Global Peace Initiative Launched in Japan

March 1, 2009

Saitama, Japan - The Universal Peace Federation in Japan began a new year of activities with an International Leadership Conference, service projects, and a huge convention in Saitama.

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Promoting People-to-People Diplomacy in the South Caucasus

January 23, 2009

Moscow, Russia - A January 23 conference addressed human security issues in the South Caucasus conflict zones and recommended people-to-people diplomacy as a way to resolve long-standing conflicts related to Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

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A Joyful Feast of Love at a Taipei Peace Conference

January 20, 2009

The Asia-Pacific region has gradually become the new center of human civilization in the 21st century with its active economic and cultural development. On January 16-19, 2009, UPF-Taiwan chapter sponsored the “2009 Asia-Pacific International Leadership Conference” in the Grant Hotel in Taipei.

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Beirut Hosts Middle East Leadership Conference

January 15, 2009

Beirut, Lebanon - Many people in the Middle East and in Lebanon are weary or tired of wars and conflict; that’s why any peacemaking efforts are appreciated in general in this part of the world. Because of the conflict in Gaza, a very strong determination was needed to put together a Peace Conference at that time.

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South Caucasus Peace Tour

December 16, 2008

UPF's South Caucasus Peace Tour in December included a variety of events and conferences in Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia that addressed various ideological and interreligious conflicts in the region.

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European Leadership Conference Considers Security Issues

December 14, 2008

Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands - The December UPF European Leadership Conference in The Netherlands featured speakers associated with the Netherlands Institute for International Relations Clingendael speaking on security concerns within Europe and beyond.

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South East Asian Leaders Celebrate International Day of Peace

September 21, 2008

Bangkok, Thailand - The International Day of Peace was celebrated at a conference with participants from 18 countries.

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Peace Festival Highlights Service and Art Projects

September 10, 2008

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - Just a few short weeks after disputed elections threatened to bring this historic Asian nation to the brink of civil war, Sukhbaatar Square was once again filled with a huge crowd. This time, they sang and danced for peace.

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Prime Minister Odinga Welcomes the Global Peace Festival

September 1, 2008

Nairobi, Kenya - The Prime Minister of Kenya, the Hon. Raila Odinga, and his wife Ida Odinga, joined by an international delegation that included former heads of state, members of parliament, spiritual leaders, and representatives of civil society, were warmly welcomed by 10,000 enthusiastic Kenyans at the Global Peace Festival in Nairobi.

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European Leadership Conference Celebrates Unity in Diversity

August 21, 2008

Langesbund Bad, Norway - A resort with traditional wooden architecture and calm inlets on Norway's rocky southern coast made a great setting for the presentations, discussions, and sharing during the European Leadership Conference August 8-10, 2008.

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Southeast Asia Peace Initiative Promoted in Bangkok

July 28, 2008

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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Maturity and Youth a Potent Mix for Peace

June 29, 2008

“Young people bring life and hope into such a seminar,” commented an Ambassador for Peace at the European Leadership Conference in Bad Homburg, Germany June 27-29, 2008. He appreciated the explanation of youth service projects in Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans shared by Collegiate Ambassadors for Peace Juan Pique and Matthew Huish.

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New Approaches to World Peace Discussed at Leadership Conference

June 29, 2008

About 70 guests from all over Europe gathered from June 27 - 29 to attend a European Leadership Conference in the Youth Hostel in Bad Homburg entitled, “New Approaches to World Peace.”

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