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Regional Conferences

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.”


Forum in Kabul on Peace and Sustainable Development

December 15, 2012

Kabul, Afghanistan - About 25 people gathered in the Serena Hotel in Kabul on December 15 for a forum on "Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Development and Peace." Afterwards, UPF leaders paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mohammad Karim Khalili, Vice President of Afghanistan.


A Commitment to Peace and Responsible Leadership in Indonesia

December 9, 2012

Jakarta, Indonesia - In collaboration with the House of Regional Representatives and the Maya Bhakti Pertiwi Foundation, UPF organized a conference on the theme of Innovative Approaches to Peace, Leadership and Good Governance on Dec. 8, 2012.


Brussels Conference Asks Europe to Do More for Human Rights

December 5, 2012

Brussels, Belgium - Europe has led the world in understanding and promoting human rights. What can it do more? This question was the topic of a European Leadership Conference at the European Parliament in Brussels December 4 and 5.


Berlin Conference Addresses a Future Vision for Europe

November 17, 2012

Berlin, Germany - A European Leadership Conference in Berlin November 15-17 addressed the issue "What Kind of Europe Do We Want in the Future?" Sessions focused on the economic and political crises as well as the crisis of values.


National Conference on Interreligious Harmony Held in India

November 6, 2012

Panaji, Goa, India - A message from the President of India's office was read at UPF-India's National Conference on Interreligious Peace and Harmony on Nov. 5, 2012, in Goa.