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United Nations Events - UPF Events and Reports

Interfaith Harmony Week 2013 Celebrated at the UN General Assembly

February 14, 2013

United Nations, New York - A celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week took place at the UN General Assembly on Feb. 14, 2013. The theme was "United for a Culture of Peace through Interfaith Harmony."

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Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the UN International Center in Vienna

February 8, 2013

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria organized a World Interfaith Harmony Week event at the International Center in Vienna Feb. 8, 2013, on the theme of Cooperating among Religions for a Culture of Peace.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in 16 Nations

February 8, 2013

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week was observed in 16 nations in 2013 with interfaith prayers, forums, reports, essay contests, debates, and sports tournaments.

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Bali Declaration Calls for a Global Ecological Civilization

December 13, 2012

Bali, Indonesia - UPF staff participated in a World Ecological Safety Assembly in Bali, Indonesia, Dec. 10-12, 2012, joining 500 participants representing politics, governments, NGOs, science, media and academe.

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5 UPF Chapters Honor Human Rights Day 2012

December 10, 2012

UPF chapters in Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Peru, and Russia organized events on UN Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2012, in response to the UN's appeal to "Make your voice count!"

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H.E. Mr. Al-Nasser Receives UPF Leadership Award

November 15, 2012

New York, USA - Amb. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 66th Session of the UN General Asembly, received UPF's prestigious Leadership and Good Governance Award at a special Award Ceremony in New York Nov. 15, 2012.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Honors the "Spirit of the UN"

October 25, 2012

New York, USA - The magnificent qualities of the human heart, expressed through service to the UN, was celebrated during the Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, Oct. 22-25, 2012.

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Conference at the UN Headquarters in Vienna on Europe-Russia Partnership

October 13, 2012

Vienna, Austria - The Vienna International Center was the setting for the first day of an International Leadership Conference on the theme of "Europe and Russia - Partners in a Globalized World" Oct. 12-13, 2012.

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Consultations at the Opening of the General Assembly

September 28, 2012

New York, USA - At the opening of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly in Sept. 2012, UPF leaders met with delegations from Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Mali, and Egypt.

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UN Day of Peace 2012 Observed in 33 Nations

September 21, 2012

Inspired by the theme "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future" of the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2012, UPF chapters in 33 nations organized programs ranging from academic forums to interreligious ceremonies to poetry contests.

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General Assembly Holds Forum on a Culture of Peace

September 14, 2012

United Nations, New York - UN officials and peace advocates opened a High-level Forum on a Culture of Peace Sept. 14, 2012, stressing that education, youth outreach and women’s empowerment were the keys to wiping out poverty, injustice and exclusion.

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Conference at UN Headquarters in Vienna on Culture and Sustainable Development

July 6, 2012

Vienna, Austria - A conference on “Culture as a Basic Element for Sustainable Development and Human Rights” took place at the Vienna International Centre July 6, 2012.

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Conference on the Family at the UN Headquarters in Geneva

July 6, 2012

Geneva, Switzerland - A European Leadership Conference took place at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on "The Contribution of the Family to Peace, Human Development and Prosperity" July 5-6, 2012.

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UPF Staff Attend UNITAR Rio+20 Forum

June 4, 2012

New York, USA - In preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, June 20-22, 2012, UPF staff participated in a June 4 forum at the New York Office of UNITAR (UN Institute for Training and Research).

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Africa Day 2012 Celebrated Around the World

May 26, 2012

Africa Day 2012 was observed by UPF chapters in Australia, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and the UK.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Message on Africa Day

May 24, 2012

As the world tries to forge a renewed global partnership for sustainable development, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to work with Africa’s leaders and people to implement an agenda that addresses Africa’s needs – an agenda that will set the continent on the path to the future we all want: dynamic, equitable and sustainable growth that benefits all Africans. [UPF chapters in Australia, Ecuador, Ghana, Israel, Japan, Russia, and the UK observed Africa Day 2012.]

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UN Day of Families 2012 Observed in 71 Nations

May 15, 2012

UPF chapters in 71 nations organized a variety of forums, award ceremonies and commemorative events on the UN International Day of Families, May 15, 2012.

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UN Plans 20th Anniversary of the Year of the Family

May 15, 2012

New York, USA - The UN Focal Point on the family invites feedback on preparations for the observance of the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014.

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Conference at UNESCO Office in Paris Focuses on Peace and Human Development

April 13, 2012

Paris, France - A European Leadership Conference took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris April 12-13, 2012, with the theme "A New Vision for Peace and Human Development."

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Side Events of the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 14, 2012

New York, USA - In parallel and side events during the 56th Session of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women in February and March 2012, UPF representatives emphasized strengthening the family and combating human trafficking.

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