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United Nations Events - UPF Events and Reports

Missions to the UN Join in Africa Day Celebration in New York

June 1, 2011

Top dignitaries from the African Union and the UN, NGOs, families and friends gathered for an Africa Day celebration in New York on May 31, 2011, with the theme “Africa and the Diaspora.”

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International Year of People of African Descent Commemorated in 10 Nations

May 26, 2011

During the UN's International Year of People of African Descent, UPF chapters organized celebrations of Africa Day, May 25, 2011 showcasing African culture and honoring people of African descent living in ten nations.

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International Day of Families Forum Hosted by African Union Mission to the UN

May 16, 2011

New York, USA - Five Permanent Missions to the UN and the NGO Committee on the Family joined UPF in presenting a program on “Addressing Poverty by Strengthening Families” at the Office of the Permanent Observer of the African Union to the UN on May 16, 2011.

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UN Day of Families 2011 Observed in 47 Nations

May 15, 2011

New York, USA - UPF chapters organized a variety of celebrations of the International Day of Families, May 15, 2011. The theme chosen by the United Nations was "Confronting Family Poverty and Social Exclusion."

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UPF Founders Speak in Geneva

May 14, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland - The majestic circular room of the Palais des Nations at the UN headquarters in Geneva was filled to capacity on May 13, 2011, for an address by UPF Founders Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon.

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Women's Day 2011 Observed in 9 Nations

March 8, 2011

UPF helped organize events in nine nations marking UN International Women's Day, March 8, 2011, The theme of the year was pathways to decent work for women.

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Parallel Event of the 55th Commission on the Status of Women

March 2, 2011

New York, USA - “Women and the World at a Turning Point”, a parallel event of the UN’s 55th Commission on the Status of Women was held at the Nigeria House on March 2, 2011, hosted by H.E. Mrs. Joy Ogwu, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN.

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First World Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated by UPF Chapters

February 8, 2011

The first World Interfaith Harmony Week, the first week of February 2011, was marked by a variety of types of observances organized by the Universal Peace Federation.

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Year of Rapprochement of Cultures Observed by 7 UPF Chapters

January 1, 2011

The International Year of the Rapprochement of Cultures, 2010, was commemorated with events organized by UPF chapters in Argentina, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Russia.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Focuses on Culture and Peace

October 29, 2010

New York, USA - The Committee of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns honored the UN’s designation of 2010 as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures in a week of events Oct. 22-28, 2010, that explored the UN's commitment to peaceful resolutions of international issues.

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Consultations in Switzerland on a Proposed Interreligious Council at the UN

October 4, 2010

Geneva and Bern, Switzerland - The Universal Peace Federation's United Nations Office in Geneva convened three consultations in August and September 2010 in Geneva and Bern on the proposal to establish an interreligious council at the UN.

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UN Predicts MDG Poverty Targets Will Be Met

September 22, 2010

New York, USA - The world is on track to reduce by half the number of people living in abject poverty by 2015, according to a UN report prepared for a Sept. 22, 2010, summit at the UN.

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Day of Peace 2010 Celebrations Coordinated with UN Offices

September 21, 2010

A number of UPF chapters organized celebrations of the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2010, in conjunction with local UN offices.

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International Day of Peace 2010 Celebrated in 48 Nations

September 21, 2010

UPF chapters organized observances of the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2010, in 48 nations. The theme for 2010 was "Youth and Development."

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UN DPI Annual Conference in Australia

September 1, 2010

Melbourne, Australia - Delegates from over 70 nations attended the 63rd Annual UN Department of Public Information/NGO Conference in Melbourne Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2010 on achieving the MDGs.

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Scholars Voice Support for an Interreligious Council at the UN

September 1, 2010

Excerpts of scholarly presentations at UPF consultations on the proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations

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Consultation in Geneva on Proposed Interreligious Council

August 11, 2010

Geneva, Switzerland - UPF-Switzerland convened a consultation /brainstorming session on a proposed interreligious council at the UN with knowledgeable and concerned Ambassadors for Peace and new participants on August 11 at the Peace Embassy.

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Africa Reshaping Global Agenda: Africa Day in New York City

May 26, 2010

New York, United States - At a celebration of Africa Day in New York on May 25, 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that peace and sustainable development in Africa was one of the world body’s top priorities.

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Honoring the UN Day of Families at the UN Headquarters in NY

May 18, 2010

New York, NY, USA - UPF held its annual symposium to mark the UN International Day of Families on May 17, 2010 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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International Day of Families 2010 Celebrated in 40 Nations

May 15, 2010

UPF chapters in 40 nations organized celebrations of the UN International Day of Families, May 15, 2010.

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