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Regional Conferences

World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the Vienna International Centre

February 7, 2014

Vienna, Austria - An observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week took place at the Vienna International Center on Feb. 7, 2014 on the theme of the Role of Religions in Promoting a Culture of Peace.


Conference in Manila on Healthy Families as the Key to World Peace

January 12, 2014

Manila, Philippines - The opening session of the International Interfaith Peace Conference in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 10, 2014 emphasized loving one's enemy.


Asian Interfaith Clergy Network Launched in the Philippines

January 10, 2014

Manila, Philippines - The Asian Clergy Leadership Conference was launched in Manila, Philippines, on Jan. 10, 2014, during an International Interfaith Peace Conference


North American Leadership Conferences Held in 5 Cities

December 14, 2013

h Washington, DC, USA - UPF-North America organized leadership conferences in the latter part of 2013 on the theme of “Building a Nation and a World of Peace” in Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and Ottawa to build national networks of Ambassadors for Peace.


Retired Military Generals Launch Asian Peace and Unity Corps in Bangkok

December 13, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand - Retired chiefs of staff from the armed forces of Thailand, the Philippines, India and Nepal joined 38 active and retired generals from 13 Asian nations to launch the Asian Peace and Unity Corps in Bangkok, Thailand, on Dec. 13, 2013.


Conference in Paris Promotes Europe-Eurasia Cooperation

December 4, 2013

Paris, France - A conference on "Eurasia and Europe: Cooperating for a Culture of Peace and Human Development" took place in Paris, France, Dec. 3-4, 2013, calling attention to the new "Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures" that was inaugurated in August 2013 at the instigation of Kazakhstan and being spearheaded by UNESCO.


Educators Gather in Bangkok to Discuss Good Governance and Peace

November 27, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand - Educators from seven Asian nations participated in a conference in Bangkok Nov. 23-27 on "New Paradigms for Education and Good Governance for World Peace." A member of a Commission on Higher Education in the Philippines voiced appreciation for the opportunity to "upgrade" her understanding about the importance of the family and gain insights into the importance of good governance for peacebuilding.


European Leadership Conference in London Addresses Human Rights

November 23, 2013

London, UK - "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?" was the theme of a European Leadership Conference Nov. 21-22 in the Houses of Parliament in London. Muslim, Jewish and Christian speakers addressed issues of religious inclusion in Europe, and activists described challenges faced by immigrants and refugees in Europe.


Conference on Social Epidemics and Effective Responses Held in St. Petersburg

November 22, 2013

St. Petersburg, Russia - An international conference on "Social Epidemics: Policies and Effective Responses" Nov. 21-22 examined both positive and negative aspects of current trends in social media, lifestyle and civil society engagement in global affairs. Speakers proposed ways that the social environment, volunteer associations, religious organizations and the media can help promote a healthy society.


Conference in Los Angeles on Building a Nation and World of Peace

November 16, 2013

Los Angeles, USA - Sunny skies and a warm California breeze greeted the 70 participants coming to El Segundo, southwest of Los Angeles, for an American Leadership Conference on the theme of USA at a Turning Point: Building a Nation and a World of Peace, Nov. 15-16. Speakers talked about the impact that UPF’s peace principles have had on their lives and emphasized good governance, strengthening marriage and family, promoting interfaith dialogue, and outreach to youth.


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.”


Asian Media Conference Held in Thailand

October 27, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand - Delegates from 12 nations of South and Southeast Asia representing 32 media houses attended the first Asian Media Conference, Oct. 22-26. They gathered in Thailand to consider the theme: “The Role of the Media in Building Nations of Peace."


Amman Conference on Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria

October 13, 2013

Amman, Jordan - A UPF gathering in Amman, Jordan, Oct. 11-13, 2013, assembled 40 participants to consider the theme: "The Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria: The Role of Religion in International Relations."


Leadership Conference Envisions Canada as a Welcoming Family

October 5, 2013

Ottawa, Canada- “Should Canada see itself as a welcoming family?” was the question asked by the annual UPF and Women’s Federation for World Peace conference in Ottawa, Canada Oct. 5, 2013.


Service Project Coordinators Attend Training in Thailand

September 16, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand - Religious Youth Service coordinators from ten nations in Asia participated in a conference on “Peace, Development, and Transformational Leadership for Building Nations of Peace,” in Bangkok Sept. 12-16, 2013.


A New Model of Democracy Needed in Nepal

August 7, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal’s last elected Prime Minister, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, called for a new model of government at the South Asia Peace Initiative conference on Aug. 7, 2013, in Kathmandu.


Thailand Hosts Second Asian Leadership Conference

August 5, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand - Fifty-six participants from nine countries tasted Thai hospitality and learned about Dr. Sun Myung Moon's universal principles of peace at an Asian Leadership Conference August 1-5.


First Asian Leadership Conference in Bangkok

July 14, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand - A total of 56 participants from four nations attended a four-day seminar in Bangkok, Thailand, July 10-14, 2013 that centered on UPF’s Principles of Peace.


Conference at the UN Center in Vienna on Preventing Violence Against Women

March 28, 2013

Vienna, Austria - A conference on Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century: The Prevention of Violence against Women and Femicide took place at the Vienna International Center on March 28, 2013.


India's Perspective on the Nepal Peace Process

January 24, 2013

New Delhi, India - UN representatives, journalists, government officials, student leaders, and NGO envoys, numbering nearly 50, attended a half-day program at the prestigious Civil Services Officers’ Institute in New Delihi on January 24. The theme was “India’s Perspective on Nepal’s Peace Process.”