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United Nations Events - UPF Events and Reports

UPF Session on 'Building Trust through Interreligious Dialogue' at Alliance of Civilizations Forum

August 30, 2014

indonesia-upfBali, Indonesia - UPF sponsored a side event on the theme of “Building Trust through Interreligious Dialogue” at the UN Alliance of Civilizations’ Sixth Global Forum in Bali, Indonesia, Aug. 29-30, 2014.


Atomic Bomb Awareness Day Observed at the UN in Vienna

August 8, 2014

Vienna, Austria -The Atomic Bomb Awareness Day was observed at the International Centre in Vienna on August 8, 2014, by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and organized by UPF-Austria, the Academic Council of the United Nations System, and event founder Yuko Gulda.


UN Panel on Women Making a Difference Globally

July 24, 2014

The empowerment of women was the theme of a panel discussion at the New York headquarters of the United Nations.


Geneva Conference Links Family Values to Economic and Social Well-being

July 1, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland - A conference on "Family Values and Their Link to Economic Well-being and Social Outcomes" took place at the UN headquarters in Geneva June 30-July 1, 2014.


T. Hamad: Remarks at the Africa Day 2014 Celebration in New York

June 23, 2014

We fully endorse and recognize the urgent need for serious attention to be given to the topic of food security. As both population and sea levels rise, we become increasingly aware of the human family's vulnerabilities. It is our collective responsibility to help feed the 842 million people do not have enough food to eat.


Forum at the UN Discusses the Significance of Parents for Human Development

June 17, 2014

New York, USA - In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family and the Global Day of Parents, the Permanent Mission of Grenada and UPF organized a forum at the UN about "The Significance of Parents in Human and Societal Development" June 17, 2014.


UPF and Global Citizen Forum Host Dinner for the UN Community

June 12, 2014

New York, USA - The Global Citizen Forum and UPF jointly organized a high-level dinner on June 12, 2014 for a group of United Nations associates and friends of UPF.


Forum at the UN in New York: "What Religious Leaders Can Do to End the Exploitation of Women and Children"

June 11, 2014

New York, USA - With recent abductions of Nigerian girls by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, attention has focused human trafficking. A June 11, 2014 forum at the UN in New York asked what religious leaders can do to end exploitation of women and girls.


Journée d’Afrique 2014 à Genève: Vers une paix durable et la réconciliation en République Démocratique du Congo

May 26, 2014

Genève, Suisse - La Fédération pour la Paix Universelle, le Fribourg Peace Forum et la Fédération des Femmes pour la Paix, en partenariat avec la Diaspora congolaise en Suisse, ont organisé une conférence le 26 mai 2014 au Palais des Nations, Genève pour contribuer à un règlement pacifique de la crise en RDC.


Conference in Geneva Seeks Sustainable Peace and Reconciliation in DR Congo

May 26, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland - A conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on May 26, 2014, sought to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


UPF Chapters Observe Africa Day 2014

May 25, 2014

In Australia, Benin, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and US, UPF organized conferences, forums and gala events on Africa Day, May 25, 2014.


Africa Day 2014 Celebrated in Switzerland

May 24, 2014

Bienne and Geneva, Switzerland - A celebration of Africa Day in Bienne, on May 24, 2014, showcased talents of youth and promoted harmony between the generations and between people from Africa and the general population of Switzerland. Two days later, an international conference took place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on the theme "Towards Lasting Peace and Reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Role of Religion, Women and Civil Society."


Africa Day 2014 Celebrated with the Diplomatic Community in New York

May 23, 2014

New York, USA - The African Union in partnership with UPF and the United Nations African Ambassadors Spouses Group organized a celebration of Africa Day at the Manhattan Center in New York City on May 23, 2014.


UPF Chapters Host International Day of Families Programs

May 15, 2014

UPF chapters organized a variety of events commemorating the UN International Day of Families, May 15, 2014 in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe.


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.


Side Events to the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 19, 2014

New York, USA - During the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York in March 2014, UPF helped organize side events, one opposing human trafficking and the other urging the UN to consider women and the family as crucial drivers of social development.


UN Women for Peace Holds Awards Luncheon and March

March 7, 2014

New York, USA - A march from the gates of the United Nations building to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on March 7, 2014, raised awareness about violence against women.


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 Organizes Side Events to the UN Commission on Social Development

February 21, 2014

New York, USA - Side events to the 52nd session of the UN Commission on Social Development in February 2014 emphasized the family as a key driver of international development and social development.


UN-NGO Committee on the Family Considers Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues

February 14, 2014

New York, USA - The NGO Committee on the Family at the UN headquarters in New York met on Feb. 14, 2014 to address  “Global Perspectives on Family Well-Being: Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues Reconsidered.”