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United Nations Events - UPF Events and Reports

World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the UN in New York

February 12, 2014

United Nations, New York - World Interfaith Harmony Week was celebrated at the UN Trusteeship Council chamber on Feb. 12, 2014, with the theme "A Vital Key for Peace and Development."

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UPF Celebrates World Interfaith Harmony Week in 23 Nations

February 8, 2014

UPF and its network of Ambassadors for Peace celebrated UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 with programs at UN offices, UPF peace embassies and a variety of places of worship.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the Vienna International Centre

February 7, 2014

Vienna, Austria - An observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week took place at the Vienna International Center on Feb. 7, 2014 on the theme of the Role of Religions in Promoting a Culture of Peace.

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Forum in New Delhi on Interfaith Harmony for Peacebuilding and Good Governance

January 4, 2014

New Delhi, India - An overflow crowd gathered at the United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi, India on Jan. 4, 2014 for an event linked to the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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UPF Chapters Hold Forums on Human Rights Day

December 11, 2013

UPF chapters in Burkina Faso, the Czech Republic, Netherlands, Peru and Russiaorganized forums in honor of Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2013; this year's theme was "20 Years: Working for Your Rights."

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“Spirit of the UN Award” Recognizes Exceptional United Nations Officials

October 21, 2013

New York, USA - H.E. U. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria received a “Spirit of the UN” Award during the Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, Oct. 21, 2013.

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First Ladies Call for Peacebuilding and Addressing Health Disabilities

September 24, 2013

New York, USA - A first ladies high-level forum on “Building Bridges for Peace and Health Disability” took place Sept. 24, 2013, as a side event during the opening of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

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Forums, Celebrations, Sports, and Cultural Events Promote the International Day of Peace 2013

September 21, 2013

UPF chapters celebrated the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2013, with forums, television shows, concerts, poetry competitions, sports events, peace marches, fairs, and other outdoor events.

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Day of Peace Observed at the UN Headquarters in Vienna

September 20, 2013

Vienna, Austria - Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú delivered the keynote address at the celebration of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 20, 2013 at the Vienna International Centre.

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Vienna Forum at the UN Highlights Brazil and a Culture of Sustainable Development

July 5, 2013

Vienna, Austria - "Culture and Creative Economy as Basic Elements for Sustainability" was the topic of a forum at the Vienna International Center (UN headquarters in Vienna) on July 5. It was part of a broad celebration called "Áustria Brasil em Movimento - CarnaViena 2013" organized by ABRASA, an Austro-Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian organization that fosters education, cultural activities, and social integration.

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Sri Lanka Secretary General Meets with UN Youth Envoy

July 5, 2013

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Envoy on Youth, arrived in Sri Lanka on July 4 for a three-day official visit. The visit offered an opportunity for Dr. Chula Senaratne, Secretary General of UPF-Sri Lanka and national director of Religious Youth Service, to meet with the UN envoy.

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Celebrating Pan-Africanism, Renaissance, and Africa's Rising on Africa Day 2013

June 26, 2013

New York, USA - Africa Day 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, which gave way for the establishment of the African Union. On June 26, a New York 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration for Africa Day was held in Manhattan, co-sponsored by the African Group and the African Union in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation and the United Nations African Ambassadors Spouses Group.

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Ban Ki-moon: Statement at the Celebration of Africa Day

June 26, 2013

I place great importance on close ties between the United Nations, the African Union and the continent's regional and sub-regional organizations. These cover an increasingly broad range of activities – from peacekeeping and mediation to peacebuilding, electoral assistance and the rule of law; from economic and social empowerment to sustainable development.

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UN Diplomats Welcome Global Day of Parents

June 4, 2013

New York, USA - UN diplomats and members of the NGO community assembled on June 4, 2013 in a delegates' dining room for the first annual observance of the UN Global Day of Parents.

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United Nations Celebrates First Global Day of Parents

June 4, 2013

New York, USA - The Global Parents Day was duly commemorated by a special luncheon in the newly renovated UN Delegates Café on June4, 2013.

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UPF Chapters Observe the New UN Global Day of Parents

June 1, 2013

UPF organized events commemorating the new UN Global Day of Parents, June 1, 2013 in 18 nations.

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UPF Chapters Observe the UN International Day of Families 2013

May 15, 2013

UPF chapters observed the UN International Day of Families, May 15, 2013, with a variety of activities on the theme of "Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity."

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Conference at the UN Center in Vienna on Preventing Violence Against Women

March 28, 2013

Vienna, Austria - A conference on Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century: The Prevention of Violence against Women and Femicide took place at the Vienna International Center on March 28, 2013.

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Side Events to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

March 15, 2013

United Nations, New York - UPF joined in organizing side events for the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women March 4-15, 2013.

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International Women's Day 2013 Observed in 15 Nations

March 8, 2013

UPF chapters in Afghanistan, Austria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Suriname, UK, and US organized commemorations of International Women's Day, March 8, 2013.

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