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Millennium Development Goal: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

UPF-Latin America Introduces Leda Project on World Environment Day

June 8, 2021

South America—“Environment and Sustainability” was the title of the Leda Project presentation in an online meeting organized by UPF-Latin America (Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile) on June 8, 2021.

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UPF-Argentina Cosponsors Conference to Honor UN World Water Day

March 22, 2021

Argentina—“Treasure the Water” panel was shared on Zoom and had more than 30 connections.

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International Day of Peace Observed in Moscow

September 17, 2020

Moscow, Russia—Ambassadors for Peace and other public figures joined a UPF celebration of the UN International Day of Peace 2020.

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Russia: UPF Sponsors Environmental Cleanup

June 17, 2018

St. Petersburg, Russia—Participants experience camaraderie and challenge while doing service at Eco-Losevo.

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UPF Attends UN Conferences on Family, Spirituality

April 28, 2016

New York, United States—UPF participated in two conferences hosted by the UN NGO Committee on the Family and the Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns.

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Washington DC Forum: The Coming Arctic Boom and Polar Foreign Policy

April 30, 2014

Washington DC, USA - In light of environmental concerns and the rich natural resources of the Arctic, UPF's Washington DC Office of Peace and Security Affairs hosted a forum on “The Coming Arctic Boom and Polar Foreign Policy” on April 30, 2014.

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S. Fukai: Women for Sustainable Development

February 10, 2014

Women have the potential power to change both their government policies and the wasteful lifestyle. It is essential to promote women’s awareness of the nature of global crisis, and to activate their potential to lead the paradigm shift towards a sustainable world.

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Bringing Tales to Life at an Eco-camp in the Urals

August 25, 2013

Bazhov Sites Park, Russia - A 140 m long tourist route was laid out by volunteers in the “Bazhov Sites” Natural Park in the Russian Urals from August 23 to 25.

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UPF Participates in Ecological Forum in China

July 31, 2013

Chengdu, China - The 3rd Forum of Ecological Safety, Human Development and Health, China, was held in Chengdu, China July 28 to 31. Chairman Dr. Jiang Mingjun extended invitations to UPF President Dr. Thomas Walsh, Secretary General Tageldin Hamad, and Genie Kagawa, UN Office. The UPF speech was presented by Mr. Hamad on the dialogue of civilizations. The location of the conference was Chengdu, site of the holy city of Taoyuan, the birthplace of Taosim in China.

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Baikal Forum Promotes Ecotourism and Inspires Local Volunteers

July 21, 2013

Slyudanka, Russia - The 4th Baikal Volunteer Forum, July 8 to 21, was organized by volunteers with support of UPF and several other non-profit organizations. The focus was on developing a framework for promoting ecotourism and encouraging local people to take more initiative in caring for the unique ecosystem around this Siberian lake.

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World Water Day Celebrated in the Russian Far East

March 22, 2013

Khabarovsk, Russia - World Water Day was the theme of lessons conducted by UPF activists at gymnasium №8 in Khabarovsk on March 22, 2013.

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M. Jiang: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Working Together to Maintain Security and Peaceful Development in Asia-Pacific Region

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Bali Declaration Calls for a Global Ecological Civilization

December 13, 2012

Bali, Indonesia - UPF staff participated in a World Ecological Safety Assembly in Bali, Indonesia, Dec. 10-12, 2012, joining 500 participants representing politics, governments, NGOs, science, media and academe.

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Trees Planted on Day of Peace in Cambodia

September 22, 2012

Chambok, Cambodia - UPF Cambodia observed the International Day of Peace in the village of Chambok in Kompong Speu, which belongs to the Kirirom National Park on September 22.

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Clean and Green Campaign Launched in Nepal

September 3, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - "Clean and Green Nepal," a nationwide garbage separation education campaign was launched in Nepal on September 2. With a sense of civic pride, 1000 participants, including volunteers from 50 colleges in Nepal and four colleges in India, cleaned up Ratna Park in Kathmandu.

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Steps Toward Sustainable Peace in Siberia

August 21, 2012

Novosibirsk, Russia - In preparation for the International Day of Peace on September 21, an August 21 forum in Novosibirsk attracted  public figures, scientists, and youth activists to a discussion on “Sustainable world peace for creating a sustainable future.”

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Lake Baikal Project 2012 Builds New Partnerships

July 22, 2012

Slyudyanka, Russia - The third annual Baikal Volunteer Forum, July 9-22, 2012, brought together 32 people from throughout Russia to make improvements along its southwestern coast and promote ecological awareness, tourism, and preservation of its ecosystem.

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Interfaith Harmony Ceremony Held at Rio+20 People's Summit

June 23, 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - UPF-Brazil and partner organizations participated in interfaith events during the People's Summit Rio+20 June 15-22, 2102.

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UPF Statement on Sustainable Development

June 20, 2012

UPF applauds the UN and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012, to address problems linked to unsustainable economic models.

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Religious Youth Service Project in Chitlang, Nepal

June 10, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - Religious Youth Service-Nepal organized a service-learning project June 2-9 in the village of Chitlang to build a library at the secondary school and renovate the community drinking water system. Read the detailed report by P. Venugopal, a participant from Malaysia.

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