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UPF UN Statements

UPF Statement on International Women's Day

March 8, 2019

The Universal Peace Federation upholds the essential value and central role of women in peacebuilding and human development.

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UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2016

September 20, 2016

The Universal Peace Federation is proud to support the United Nations International Day of Peace 2016 dedicated to the theme "The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace."

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UPF Statement on the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties

November 17, 2015

In December 2015, the COP21, will aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate. The following is the UPF International Statement regarding the COP21, and UPF's vision on stewardship of the environment...

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UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2015

September 16, 2015

UPF is proud to carry out programs for peace on this International Day of Peace 2015, focusing on the theme of "Partnerships for Peace: Dignity for All."

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UPF Statement: Facilitating Optimum Human Development

February 13, 2015

It is only when we take the family seriously as the resource of optimum human capacity and connection that we may start to address a root cause of social failure.

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UPF Statement on the Family Given during the UN Commission on Social Development

February 13, 2015

New York, United States - During the 53rd Session of the Commission on Social Development, Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Secretary General of UPF, read a statement encouraging the Commission to consider the stable family as fundamental for addressing social problems.

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UPF Statement about Middle East Peace

January 2, 2015

On the foundation of decades of interfaith effort in the Middle East region, UPF offers a civil society peace initiative as a support mechanism to strengthen and stabilize the peace process being led by governments.

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UPF Statement on Interreligious Dialogue

January 1, 2015

In support of UN General Assembly Resolution 64/81 on the Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding, and cooperation for peace and the proposal introduced by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan, UPF issued a statement in support of interfaith efforts to address critical global problems.

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UPF Statement on Human Rights and Responsibilities

December 11, 2014

The Universal Peace Federation calls awareness to the oneness of the global human family as a foundation for securing human rights, calling for greater spiritual awareness and a collective will to ensure the well being of all people.

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UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2014

September 4, 2014

UPF is proud to carry out programs for peace on this International Day of Peace 2014, focusing on the theme of "the rights of peoples to peace."

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UPF Statement on the Global Day of Parents

June 1, 2014

On the occasion Global Day of Parents, June 1, the Universal Peace Federation celebrates the crucial role of parents in the caregiving of children in the family.

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UPF Statement on Africa Day

May 25, 2014

On the occasion of Africa Day, May 25, the Universal Peace Federation extends its congratulations and best wishes to the African Union and all its member states, and the 900 million people of Africa. As well as celebration, Africa Day is an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing Africa and the world as we move into the second decade of this new millennium.  [Français]

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UPF Statement on Families

May 15, 2014

The Universal Peace Federation affirms the value of the family as the core unit of society. The family has formed the basis for communities, societies and civilizations throughout the ages. Virtually all the world’s religions teach the sacred value of marriage and family. The family is the school of love. It is also the school of virtue, ethics and citizenship.

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UPF Statement about Families: Annual Ministerial Review, UN Economic and Social Council

May 7, 2014

The family has great capacities to encourage and promote education, empowerment of women, essential social skills, job skills and literacy. All are necessary conditions for a realistic and successful sustainable  development agenda. Thus, the family is a driver of sustainability and must be included in the implementation of the sustainable development goals.

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UPF Statement: 52nd Session of the UN Commission on Social Development

February 21, 2014

Families thrive in cultures that uphold the value of parents and affirm the virtues that enhance family relationships such as commitment, personal responsibility, respect, fidelity, filial piety and empathy. It is only when we take the family seriously as the unique resource of love, guidance, principles, compassion and human connection that we may start to address a root cause of human weakness. The family must be recognized as key for global and human well-being.

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UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2013

September 21, 2013

The Universal Peace Federation enthusiastically affirms the United Nations International Day of Peace 2013 theme of "Education for Peace." As stated in UNESCO's Constitution, "It is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed." Through formal and informal processes of education, each of us is led, guided, and raised up, by parents, teachers, mentors, friends, and colleagues.

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UPF Statement on the Elimination of Violence against Men and Women

March 8, 2013

On the occasion of and in support of the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women and International Women's Day 2013, on the theme: “Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls,” Universal Peace Federation offers the following affirmations.

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UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2012

September 21, 2012

Read the UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2012.

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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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UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2011

September 21, 2011

The International Day of Peace 2011 comes at a time when peoples and nations around the world are facing challenges of dramatic proportion. At such a time, the cry for peace seems to be drowned out by the noise of polarized political battles, and our hopes for peace dampened by everything from catastrophic financial crises, famine in the horn of Africa, to violence in our streets; and these are but of few of the sad realities that dominate today's headlines.

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