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Regional Conferences

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.


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.”


Conference on Consolidating Peace in Kosovo and the Balkans

May 31, 2008

The office of Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci co-hosted with UPF-Europe an International Leadership Conference on May 31, 2008, on the topic Consolidating Peace in Kosovo and the Balkans.


Leadership Conference for the Middle East Region

May 25, 2008

The Universal Peace Federation convened its first International Leadership Conference (ILC) for the Middle East region on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus May 23-25, 2008. Forty Ambassadors for Peace – new and old – gathered from 11 nations in the region for a special program that combined UPF presentations with active involvement through panel discussions and breakout sessions.


Americas Summit: A New Vision of Peace for the Americas

May 2, 2008

The Americas Summit in Washington, DC, April 28 to May 2, 2008, brought together 160 delegates from 32 nations in North and South America from Canada to Argentina and Chile to consider the challenges and opportunities for better relationships throughout the hemisphere. The conference participants included six former heads of state and government, four current speakers of the house, 27 congressmen and senators from different legislatures, members of the diplomatic corps, clergy from key faith traditions, and community, youth and women leaders.


Working Together to Build Peace

April 23, 2008

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.


Melting Hearts at European Leadership Conferences

April 2, 2008

European Leadership Conferences, subtitled "Leadership and Good Governance - Innovative Approaches to World Peace," are held most months, to give a substantial introduction to the principles and activities of UPF.


European Leadership Conference in Netherlands Addresses Conditions for Peace

March 8, 2008

Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands - A conference on the importance of Security and Development and Economy as Conditions for Peace took place on March 8, 2008 at Huize Glory, Bergen aan Zee, North Holland.


Leadership Conference on Fulfilling the American Ideal

March 2, 2008

From February 29 to March 2, 2008, 130 people from around the United States gathered in the nation’s capital for the latest in the American Leadership Conference series, entitled “Fulfilling the American Ideal: Visionary Leadership in the 21st Century.”


European Leadership Conference in Netherlands Focuses on Europe and Islam

January 20, 2008

The complex interactions between Europe and Islam sparked vigorous discussion during a UPF-Europe conference on leadership and good governance Jan. 18-20, 2008, in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands.


Conference Opens New Level of Cooperation in Nepal

January 9, 2008

Kathmandu, Nepal - Cooperation between civil society and the government of Nepal broke new ground on Jan. 16, 2008 at the "Parliamentarians for Peace" program at the Parliament Secretariat Hall.


Conference in Netherlands Explores the Many Flavors of a European Union

December 16, 2007

One day after the signing of a proposed new European Union treaty, Ambassadors for Peace addressed a UPF-Europe conference on leadership and good governance in Bergen aan Zee Dec. 14-16, 2007. 


Seminar for Parliamentarians Focuses on Good Governance

December 4, 2007

UPF held a seminar on Good Governance and Leadership for Members of Parliament in the Parliament Building in Freetown on December 4.


Druze Host Interreligious Conference in Israel

October 31, 2007

An International Leadership Conference in Tiberias, Israel, Oct. 29-31, 2007, brought together Druze, Jews, Muslims and Christians. 


Interreligious Wisdom in the British House of Lords

May 21, 2007

"Collective problems need collective solutions," said H.E. Kamalesh Sharma, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, in addressing an International Leadership Conference on May 21, 2007


Cameroon Hosts Seminar on Universal Principles

May 18, 2006

The beautiful Hotel Franco in downtown Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, was the venue for the May 4-5 seminar organized by the Universal Peace Federation-Cameroon Chapter, with 103 dignitaries in attendance. The theme "Universal Principles: the Foundation for Lasting Peace" was well received by participants from three nations: Central African Republic, Gabon, and Cameroon.


Seminar in Japan for Traditional Leaders

May 7, 2006

A seminar for traditional leaders from Pacific island nations was held in Hiroshima, Japan, May 1-7, 2006, in a very quiet part of the coastal hamlet town of Kure. The city of Kure is a shipbuilding area and it maintains a formidable naval fleet of frigates and submarines. The largest battleship of the Second World War, the Yamato, was built there.


Ambassadors for Peace Attend Conference in Kinshasa

April 22, 2006

Kinshasa, DR Congo - Ninety-six officials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo Brazzaville, and Angola participated in an Ambassadors for Peace seminar April 21-22, 2006.


First Women for Peace Summit Held in Seoul

April 7, 2006

Seoul, Korea - At what could be the shortest notice yet, 70 women from at least 37 nations convened in Seoul, Korea March 28-31 for the first Women for Peace Summit. This gathering was living proof of the capacity of women to respond, even under challenging circumstances, to bringing the strengths of women in peacemaking and peacebuilding to the fore.


Pacific Island Nations Eye China's Rise

March 23, 2006

Tokyo, Japan - Representatives from 22 island nations gathered in Tokyo at the Asia-Pacific Island Nations Summit, March 19-23, 2006, to discuss ways of partnering to address their common vulnerabilities.