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United Nations

The Kyoto Declaration: Next Steps for Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations

April 21, 2021

New York, United States—On April 21, 2021, the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations hosted a webinar on “The UNODC Crime Congress—The Kyoto Declaration: Next Steps for Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations.”

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World Leaders, Citizens Call for Peace and Healing at the Philippine One Million Rally of Hope

February 6, 2021

Manila, Philippines—Millions of people from 63 nations gathered online for the inaugural Philippine Rally of Hope to call for peace and healing of the nation and world.

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Prayer Service Marks Opening of UN General Assembly

September 14, 2020

New York City, United States—On September 14, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See conducted its annual Prayer Service at the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly at the Church of the Holy Family.

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UPF Is Member of UN’s Moral Imperative Initiative

September 1, 2020

New York, United States—The interfaith Moral Imperative initiative sets out policies to advance SDGs during Covid-19.

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UPF-International Participates in UN Agribusiness and Economic Industry Summit

July 24, 2019

New York, United States—The fifth annual Agribusiness and Economic Industry Summit addressed chronic undernourishment, particularly in Africa.

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Global Day of Parents Observed at UN Headquarters

June 11, 2019

New York, United States—A UN panel affirmed the essential role of mothers and fathers for children’s well-being and building good societies.

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Gathering at UN Promotes Unselfishness as Key for Peacebuilding

May 29, 2019

New York, USA—Civic and religious leaders met with future president of UN General Assembly at forum to discuss values.

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Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Criminal Justice Discussed

May 20, 2019

Vienna, Austria—UPF organized a side-meeting to the 28th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

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International Day of Families Observed at UN

May 15, 2019

New York, United States—A large audience gathered at the UN headquarters to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Families.

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International Mother Earth Day Celebrated in Argentina

May 11, 2019

Buenos Aires, Argentina—UPF-Argentina celebrated International Mother Earth Day 2019 by planting trees in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires.

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A Report on UPF Engagement with the UN NGO Committee on Spirituality and Values

March 26, 2019

New York, United States—From 2017 to 2018, UPF chaired the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns-NY.

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UN CSW Program Affirms Benefits of Healthy Families for Women and Girls

March 14, 2019

New York, United States—UPF co-sponsored a CSW side event about the empowerment that women and girls receive from a thriving family.

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UN CSW Program Discusses the Role of Parents

March 12, 2019

New York, United States—Parents’ influence on their children realizing their full potential was the theme of a parallel event to the Commission on the Status of Women.

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UPF Australian Celebrates Nelson Mandela Centenary

December 31, 2018

Melbourne, Australia—Throughout the year 2018, the Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee of Australia and UPF-Australia collaborated to create numerous events to honor Mandela.

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Religious Leaders Celebrate UN Solidarity Day

December 19, 2018

Florence, Italy—UPF of Tuscany organized an event to celebrate International Human Solidarity Day.

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Plant Seeds of Peace in Early Childhood, Conference Advises

November 29, 2018

New Haven, United States—A conference of educators asked the question, “Can early childhood development advance ‘The Culture of Peace?’”

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IAPD Inaugurated in Ecuador

September 29, 2018

Quito, Ecuador—In honor of the UN International Day of Peace 2018, UPF-Ecuador inaugurated the national chapter of the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD).

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Summit of Parliamentarians Held at the United Nations

September 4, 2018

New York, United States—UPF Vice President Dr. Tageldin Hamad chaired a high-level roundtable at the United Nations during a Summit of Parliamentarians.

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UPF Co-sponsors Faith Discussion at UN

August 22, 2018

New York, United States—UPF co-sponsored a discussion at United Nations headquarters about the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

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Global Day of Parents Observed at the UN

June 1, 2018

New York, United States—UPF co-sponsored an event at United Nations headquarters commemorating Global Day of Parents 2018.

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