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United Nations Relations

As an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the Universal Peace Federation promotes interfaith understanding, sustainable development, strengthening of marriage and family, mediation of conflict, the empowerment of women and the revitalization of the UN. UPF supports the goals of the UN with programs on occasions such as:

Asia—The 16th Global Forum on Human Settlements, co-sponsored by UPF and 24 other organizations, focused on accelerating a green transformation towards achieving carbon-neutral cities.

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Peru—More than 350 participants joined the broadcast of a forum celebrating the UN 2021 International Day of Yoga organized by UPF-Peru on July 2, 2021.

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Peru—More than 300 participants joined the live online broadcast of the 2021 UN International Mother Earth Day forum organized by UPF-Peru on April 22, 2021.

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Argentina—“Treasure the Water” panel was shared on Zoom and had more than 30 connections.

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Ecuador—On December 12 2020, UPF-Ecuador’s Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) observed virtually the UN International Day of Human Rights.

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New York, United States—The interfaith Moral Imperative initiative sets out policies to advance SDGs during Covid-19.

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Montréal, Canada—In conjunction with United Nations Day 2020, 40 people responded to UPF-Quebec’s invitation to a webinar on “The Role of Interfaith Practitioners in Building Lasting Peace.

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New Delhi, India—A webinar on “COVID-19 and Our Youth” was organized by UPF in partnership with the Youth and Students for Peace to mark the International Youth Day.

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New York City, United States—On September 14, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See conducted its annual Prayer Service at the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly at the Church of the Holy Family.

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Victoria, Seychelles—On July 18 every year, the United Nations invites humanity to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in our communities.

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Asia—UPF was a co-sponsor of the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements, which focused on accelerating a green transformation in the post-pandemic recovery and reached more than 100,000 people.

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Lisbon, Portugal—UPF and an affiliated organization participated in an online discussion marking World Refugee Day.

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Yaounde, Cameroon—On the occasion of the celebration of the UN International Day of Parliamentarism on June 30, 2020, the Cameroon chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) held a conference at the Tripartite Hall of the Yaounde Conference Center.

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New York, United States—The theme for this year’s UN Commission on Social Development was “Affordable Housing and Social Protection Systems for All to Address Homelessness.”

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Buenos Aires, Argentina—To celebrate UN International Volunteer Day 2019, UPF-Argentina held the seventh edition of its “Volunteer and the Common Good” recognition ceremony.

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New York, United States—UPF cosponsored a program to explore how faith-based organizations can assist in preventing crime and reforming criminal justice.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina—In recognition of the UN International Day of Older Persons, UPF-Argentina visited the San José de Ciudadela Retirement Home on October 21.

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Washington, DC—UPF’s Executive Office Took Part in the World Bank’s roundtable discussion of “The Role of Faith in the Human Capital Project.”

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Buenos Aires, Argentina—UPF-Argentina commemorated International Friendship Day by recognizing 17 new Ambassadors for Peace.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—UPF inspired the participation of over 150 guests at UN forum examining the theme “Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era.”

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Abjua, Nigeria—From November 28 to 29, 2017, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) held an Expert Group Meeting on “The role of African Civil Society Organization in Preventing Violent Extremism in Africa”.

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New York, United States—The fifth annual Agribusiness and Economic Industry Summit addressed chronic undernourishment, particularly in Africa.

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New York, USA—Civic and religious leaders met with future president of UN General Assembly at forum to discuss values.

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Vienna, Austria—UPF organized a side-meeting to the 28th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

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