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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:

New Delhi, India - On International Women’s Day, the Guild for Service and War Widows Association offered interfaith peace prayers at India Gate [a war memorial] in New Delhi on March 8, 2009.

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Washington, DC, USA - "Women as Peacemakers - Building a Culture of Peace" was the vision of the 5th Annual International Women's Day commemoration on Capitol Hill, March 12. The banquet room overflowed with a diverse assembly of women and men, many colorfully garbed in their country's traditional dress, all with the hope of learning about and contributing to the work of global peace building.

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Edinburgh, Scotland - What better advertisement for cultural diversity and community harmony than a Celebration of International Women’s Day in Edinburgh! The Women’s Federation for World Peace and the Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh welcomed guests with a multi-cultural fashion show, Japanese music, African singers, Flamenco dancers, and a display of Highland dancing.

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Birmingham, UK - For years there have been monthly Women's Peace Meetings in Birmingham, the second-largest city in England. An organizer of these gatherings reports on a busy weekend of networking during celebrations of International Women's Day, March 8.

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Tirana, Albania - On Sunday, March 8, the Albanian Women Federation for World Peace held a meeting to commemorate International Women's Day. It took place in the hall of the "Officer's House."

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Moscow, Russia—Prominent representatives of NGOs, science, and government attended the inaugural meeting of the UPF Eurasian Peace Council.

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The UN Information Centre Colombo issued a statement on its collaboration with UPF to organize the SDG National Tour in Sri Lanka, which took place from December 4-13. 

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New York, USA—Over 100 faith leaders and representatives of faith-based NGOs, multilateral agencies, and governments gathered at the UN to discuss ways in which they can work together to achieve the SDGs. 

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New York, United States—The Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the UN co-hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony with UPF-International. 

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New York, United States—South Africa’s permanent representative to the United Nations was the host of a Japanese tea ceremony to which 10 diplomats came.

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New York, United States— Fourteen diplomats from the United Nations participated in a Japanese tea ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations.

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New York, United States—A Japanese tea ceremony was hosted by Poland’s permanent representative to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Boguslaw Winid, in cooperation with UPF International.

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New York, USA—The Ambassador of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the UN co-hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony with UPF International 

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New York, USA—The Maldives Ambassador to the UN co-hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony with UPF International.

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New York, United States—Ambassadors to the United Nations from Grenada and Nigeria co-hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony in cooperation with UPF International.

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New York, USA - The Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony organized by staff of UPF's Office of UN Relations on Nov. 27, 2012.

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New York, NY - At the invitation of the Nigerian Mission to the United Nations, UPF organized a cultural program to demonstrate a culture of peace through the Japanese Tea Ceremony on June 18, 2010.

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New York, USA - Ambassadors from several nations gathered at the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the UN for an experience of the culture of peace through a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on Nov. 4, 2009.

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New York, USA - The Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya, H.E. Ms. Josephine Ojiambo invited 13 diplomats to the Kenya Mission at the UN for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on May 25, 2012.

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New York, USA - A Japanese Tea Ceremony was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the UN on April 27, 2011, at the Tunisian House.

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