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Regional Conferences

Malaysian Parliamentarians Attend Peacebuilding Conference in Hawaii

October 2, 2014

malaysia-hawaiiKona, Hawaii - Members of the Malaysian parliament and their spouses attended a conference on "Building a Nation and World of Peace" in Kona, Hawaii Sept. 25-Oct. 2, 2014.


Geneva Conference Links Family Values to Economic and Social Well-being

July 1, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland - A conference on "Family Values and Their Link to Economic Well-being and Social Outcomes" took place at the UN headquarters in Geneva June 30-July 1, 2014.


Nigerians in West Africa Invited to a Conference in Benin

June 18, 2014

Cotonou, Benin - To mobilize Nigerians in West Africa to help build a peaceful Nigeria, UPF-Nigeria is convening a conference on June 26-27, 2014, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cotonou, Benin.


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."


Conference in Benin Focuses on Building a Continent of Peace

May 25, 2014

Cotonou, Benin - A regional conference and Africa Day celebration in Cotonou May 24-25, 2014 focused on “Building a Continent of Peace through True Family Values, Good Citizenship, Good Governance and Good Interfaith Cooperation.”


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.


Leadership Conference Held in Nairobi

March 29, 2014

Nairobi, Kenya - Twenty-five Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace traveled to Kenya to join UPF leaders from Benin, Uganda, Somalia, Eritria and Kenya for a Special Leadership Conference March 27–29, 2014 following up on the leadership conference in Korea the previous month.


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."