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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.


UPF-Nigeria Statement on UN World Food Day 2014

October 16, 2014

The Universal Peace Federation of Nigeria affirms the annual observation of the World Food Day on October 16 and commends the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization for taking the lead in initiating this special day and consistently promoting its observation since 1981.


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."


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.


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]


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.


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.


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.


UPF-Argentina Statement of Solidarity in Face of Vandalism of Places of Worship

November 15, 2013

Buenos Aires, Argentina - UPF-Argentina issued a statement on Nov. 15, 2013, decrying recent instances of vandalism in churches of different faith communities in various cities of Argentina.


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.


UPF Statement on the Crisis in Syria

September 11, 2013

UPF issued a Statement on the Crisis in Syria on Sept. 11, 2013, calling upon leaders of the world's great faith traditions, especially Muslims, Jews, and Christians, to come together in the search for a solution that brings an end to the bloodshed.


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.


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.


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.


UPF Statement on the Korean Peninsula in the Wake of the Passing of Kim Jong-il

December 22, 2011

The recent death of North Korean President Kim Jong-il and the current transition of power to a new generation of leadership is a time of great uncertainty for all Koreans and the entire East Asian region. At the same time it also offers an important opportunity to plot a new course of peace and reconciliation that will finally bring to a close more than six decades of division and distrust.


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.


UPF-UK Statement on the Summer 2011 Riots in England

August 12, 2011

London, UK - UPF-UK issued a statement lamenting the chaos and criminality on the streets of London and other cities of the UK during the summer of 2011 and expressing condolences to bereaved families.


UPF Statement on the UN International Day of Peace 2010

September 16, 2010

UPF chapters around the world will join with UN agencies and with other NGOs in observations and celebrations of the International Day of Peace, September 21, 2010.


UPF's Statement about the Millennium Development Goals

September 7, 2007

The significance of civil society in the effort to solve critical global problems and improve the overall quality of life for humanity is now widely recognized. Civil society organizations, NGOs, private sector philanthropists, voluntary associations, and faith-based organizations can all serve as partners with governments and inter-governmental organizations.