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United Nations Events - UPF Events and Reports

Concerns Voiced at UNCTAD Conference

May 11, 2010

Geneva, Switzerland - “Since the crisis hit in 2008, some 53 million people in the developing world have fallen below the poverty line and more than 100 million additional people are going hungry" This was reported at the second annual public symposium of the UN Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva May 10-11.

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Honoring a Legacy of Peace at the United Nations

March 20, 2010

New York, USA - UPF hosted a ‘Legacy of Peace’ program at the UN on March 18, 2010, to honor people who recently passed away and whose lives were dedicated to peace.

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Parallel Event of the 54th Commission on the Status of Women

March 9, 2010

New York, USA - “The Role of Women in Social Transformation” was the theme of a March 9, 2010, event hosted by the mission of Nigeria to the UN and organized by UPF.

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Women's Day 2010 Observed in 9 Nations

March 8, 2010

Observances of International Women's Day, March 8, 2010, took place in nine nations. The theme chosen by the UN was "Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Progress for All."

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Year of Reconciliation Observed by 6 UPF Chapters

January 1, 2010

The UN International Year of Reconciliation, 2009, was commemorated with events organized by UPF chapters in Argentina, Austria, Czech Republic, Japan, Lebanon, and Russia.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Focuses on Reconciliation

October 29, 2009

New York, USA - An event entitled, “Peaceful Action through Reconciliation” was held at Pace University, in honor of United Nations Day and the 2009 UN Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns on Oct. 28, 2009.

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UPF Consultations at Opening of UN General Assembly

October 1, 2009

As the UN General Assembly held its annual meeting in New York Sept. 23 to 30, 2009, UPF leaders held consultations with heads of delegations of Palau, Tanzania, Nepal, Kenya, and Guinea to discuss potential projects.

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Day of Peace Observed at the UN Headquarters in Geneva

September 28, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland - A disarmament seminar at the UN offices included a model UN interreligious council.

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Disarmament Seminar Held at UN Headquarters in Geneva

September 23, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland - A seminar on Sept. 23, 2009, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva focused on disarmament, in collaboration with the UN Institute on Disarmament.

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Interfaith Forum in New York on Climate Change

September 22, 2009

New York, USA - Religious leaders from around the world convened at the Church Center of the UN on Sept. 21, 2009 to discuss “the call of our religions [that] we must all learn to live together within the shared limits of our planet.”

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International Day of Peace 2009 Celebrated in 38 Nations

September 21, 2009

UPF chapters commemorated the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2009 through forums about disarmament, prayers for peace, and service and cultural programs.

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UPF Joins Student Day of Peace Observance at the UN

September 19, 2009

New York, NY - UPF brought 25 students from the New York City area to join hundreds of students from around the world at the UN and via telecast in observance of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 18, 2009.

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UN Youth Assembly Promotes Interfaith Cooperation

August 7, 2009

New York, USA - About 700 people from 50 countries took part in the sixth Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations Aug. 5-7, 2009.

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Ban Ki-moon Calls for Renewed Multilateralism Based on Universal Principles

July 6, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland - The UN Economic and Social Council High Level Segment that met in Geneva July 6-9, 2009, focused on many health-related issues. 

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Wealthy Nations No Shows at UN Financial Meeting

June 26, 2009

New York, United States - The UN General Assembly met in New York June 24-26, 2009, to discuss the world financial and economic crisis and its impact on development.

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Video: Deepak Chopra Speaks at the UN

May 25, 2009

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Symposium at the UN Calls for Families to Make a Commitment to Peace

May 18, 2009

New York, USA - UPF organized over 60 celebrations of the UN Day of Families in 34 nations, building on the theme “Creating a World of Peace, One Family at a Time.” The final event, at the UN Headquarters in New York, marked the conclusion of the UPF Global Peace Tour 2009. | Click here for the audio recordings of the speeches and photos| French, 中文

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Conference in Geneva on the Contributions of the Family to Peacebuilding and Human Rights

May 15, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland - In the sixth event in an ongoing “Peacebuilding and Human Rights” conference series, the Universal Peace Federation, together with the Geneva Interfaith Intercultural Alliance and the Women’s Federation for World Peace International, sponsored two sessions at the United Nations in Geneva on May 15 to mark the International Day of Families.

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Conference at UN Headquarters in Vienna Draws Attention to the Year of Reconciliation

April 9, 2009

Vienna, Austria - Civil society leaders and diplomats gathered in the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna April 9, 2009, for a conference on reconciliation.

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Interfaith, Intercultural Alliances at the UN in Geneva

April 3, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland - Youth delegates representing their faiths modeled a “United Nations Interreligious Council” at the United Nations office in Geneva April 3, 2009.

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