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UPF Events at United Nations Headquarters

Gender Equality: Best Learned Within a Healthy Family

March 25, 2021

United States—The NGO Committee on the Family-NY with support of UPF sponsored a webinar, on the topic “He for She at Home: Gender Equality Starts at Home” as a parallel event of the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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Child Welfare Systems During COVID: Can We Improve How We Help Families?

November 19, 2020

New York, United States—The NGO Committee on the Family-New York held its monthly program as a webinar on November 19 on the topic “Families Coping with COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities in Child Welfare.”

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UN NGO Webinar Discusses Care for Children

October 22, 2020

New York, United States—On October 22, 2020, the NGO Committee on the Family hosted a webinar on “Helping Children and Families in All Circumstances” to an audience of UN staff, delegates and NGO representatives to the UN.

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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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UN Environment Program: Interfaith Response to COVID-19

April 15, 2020

UPF International—Multiple stories from faith-based organizations in supporting and providing for the communities impacted by COVID19.

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Homelessness and Families Discussed During UN Commission on Social Development

February 13, 2020

New York, United States—The theme for this year’s UN Commission on Social Development was “Affordable Housing and Social Protection Systems for All to Address Homelessness.”

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Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations Focuses on Addressing Criminal Justice with Spirituality

October 22, 2019

New York, United States—UPF cosponsored a program to explore how faith-based organizations can assist in preventing crime and reforming criminal justice.

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UPF Is Co-Organizer of Global Forum on Human Settlements

September 5, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—UPF inspired the participation of over 150 guests at UN forum examining the theme “Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era.”

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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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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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Conference at UN HQ in Vienna Focuses on Horn of Africa

March 20, 2019

Vienna, Austria—Two hundred guests attended a conference at United Nations headquarters in Vienna titled “Perspectives for Sustainable Peace and Development in the Horn of Africa.

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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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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at UN in Vienna

February 1, 2019

Vienna, Austria—UPF-Austria organized a conference on the theme of “Migration and Interreligious Understanding in the Age of Globalization.”

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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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