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United Nations Events - UPF Events and Reports

Former Secretary-General Says UN Must Change

March 31, 2009

Paris, France - Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali addressed a UPF conference at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris March 31, 2009.

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Parallel Event of the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women

March 12, 2009

New York, USA - H.E. Hamid Al Bayati, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the UN addressed a Women for Peace gathering in New York City on March 12, 2009, in conjunction with the 53rd Session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.

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Religious Youth Call for Respect for Human Rights

December 10, 2008

Young leaders from various faiths marked Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2008, by advocating for human rights and dignity at forums in the UK and at the UN Headquarters in Switzerland and the US.

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Interfaith Forum at the UN Honors Human Rights Day

December 3, 2008

New York, USA - Over 300 religious, political, and civil society leaders gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York Dec. 8, 2008, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Youth Leaders Promote Human Rights at Interfaith Forum in NY

December 3, 2008

New York, USA - Youth from various faiths addressed the Interfaith Youth Leaders Forum held at the UN Headquarters in New York on Dec. 2, 2008.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Focuses on Human Rights

October 22, 2008

New York, New York - The UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns held programs on the Week of Spirituality at the UN, Oct. 20-26, 2008, on the theme: “Honoring the Spirit of the United Nations: Our Commitment to Making the UN Declaration of Human Rights Come Alive.”

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International Day of Peace 2008 Celebrated in 58 Nations

September 21, 2008

UPF chapters organized celebrations of the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2008, in 58 nations. The UN set the theme for 2008 as "Human Rights and Peacekeeping."

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In the News: Ban Ki-moon Rings in International Day of Peace

September 19, 2008

New York, New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kicked off the 2008 celebration of the International Day of Peace with a traditional peace bell ringing ceremony on Sept. 23, 2008.

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Symposium Explores Greater UN / US Cooperation

June 16, 2008

NEW YORK, NY - About 100 diplomats, US Congressional representatives, and members of the NGO and faith communities gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York on June 16, 2008 for the sixth United Nations / United States Symposium.

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UN Year of Sports and Physical Education Can Help Promote Peace

June 5, 2008

UPF offers various sports programs in promotion of peace in support of the UN Year of Sports and Physical Education.

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A Call for Fruitful Dialogue between the US and the UN

November 14, 2007

An International Symposium on the United States and the United Nations Oct. 22, 2007, encouraged fruitful dialogue on United Nations Day.

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European Ambassadors for Peace Commit to Collective Action

November 1, 2005

A conference on Nov. 1, 2005 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva was a regional follow-up to the September conference in New York that launched the Universal Peace Federation.

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RYS International Director Participates in UN Forum

September 10, 2004

United Nations, New York— RYS International Director, John W. Gehring was invited to be a speaker and panelist representing the Religious Youth Service at a UN DPI/NGO interactive workshop, entitled “The Role of NGO’s in Overcoming Poverty through Education”.

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J. de Venecia: The Philippine Proposal for an Interreligious Council at the UN

August 16, 2003

Reporting on the background and progress of the Philippine proposal to establish an interreligious council at the UN, including statements of support by Philippine President Arroyo, U.S. President George Bush, and others.

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UN-US Symposium: Working Together to Solve Critical Global Problems

April 29, 2003

New York, USA - A UN-US Symposium convened from April 27-28, 2003, at the New Yorker Hotel and the United Nations Headquarters with the theme, Working Together to Solve Critical Global Problems.

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