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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:

Buenos Aires, Argentina—UPF-Argentina commemorated the Universal Children’s Day 2015 with an event and a discussion on protecting children’s rights and the opportunity the UN SDGs presents to advance this. 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina—Argentina’s volunteers and volunteer-involving organizations were recognized at a special awards presentation organized by UPF in celebration of UN International Volunteer Day.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka—UPF and the UN Information Centre conducted a national tour in Sri Lanka from December 4 to 13, 2015 to raise awareness of and promote the UN SDGs.

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Tokyo, Japan—UPF-Japan celebrated UN Day 2015 on October 17 with an event and discussion on how to implement the UN Alliance of Civilizations’ programs in local communities in the country. 

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New York, USA—The Ninth Annual “Spirit of the United Nations” Awarding Ceremony took place at the Church Center for the United Nations.

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In December 2015, the COP21, will aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate. The following is the UPF International Statement regarding the COP21, and UPF's vision on stewardship of the environment...

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United Nations, New York - UPF helped organize and support the 10th Global Forum on Human Settlements held in the United Nations on October 30.

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New York, USA—UPF celebrated International Day of Yoga on June 21 at New York's Lincoln Center as a co-sponsor of a program organized by the Global Citizen Forum. 

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New York, United States—Forty Ambassadors for Peace from UPF-Korea took part in a seminar at the UN on May 13, 2015 in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina—To commemorate the UN International Day of Friendship, UPF-Argentina appointed 22 new Ambassadors for Peace.

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London, United Kingdom—Raising awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals that will come into effect in 2016 was the focus of a meeting held by UPF-UK.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina — Addressing the forum “Water for Our Future,” Mr. Miguel Werner, secretary general of UPF-Argentina, explored ethical issues connected to human use of water.

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Melbourne, Australia—UPF-Australia has inaugurated a Peace Council in the state of Victoria as a model for other Australian states and eventually for a National Peace Council.

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New York, United States — UPF has signed a working agreement with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, a group founded 10 years ago to promote dialogue between the Western and Islamic worlds.

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New York, United States - Both UPF and the UN Alliance of Civilizations believe that interfaith dialogue can help nations live in peace, stated H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, at a consultation at the UN headquarters.

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The NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns at the UN in New York organized activities promoting human dignity in 2014 contribution to the discussion of post-2015 sustainable development goals.

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Moscow, Russia - Russian Ambassadors for Peace wanted their discussions on Dec. 20, 2014, to make human solidarity more than just a beautiful slogan on International Human Solidarity Day.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - Argentina’s individuals and organizations that do the most for others were recognized at a special awards presentation.

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Prague, Czech Republic - Members of the Czech Parliament addressed a Human Rights Day celebration in Prague on Dec. 11, 2014.

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The UN International Day for Tolerance 2014 was observed with a celebration of national cultures in Kamensk-Uralsky and a youth round table in St. Petersburg.

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Kunda, Estonia - Commemorating the UN International Day for Tolerance, UPF-Estonia organized a lecture on Nov. 20 for high school students in Kunda.

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New York, USA - A forum on “Globalization and Sustainable Development: The Role of Government, NGOs and Private Sector” took place Oct. 31, 2014 at the United Nations in New York.

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Abuja, Nigeria - UPF-Nigeria mobilized volunteers and Ambassadors for Peace to launch a "Food for Peace" initiative on UN World Food Day, Oct. 16, 2014, with the theme Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.”

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The Universal Peace Federation of Nigeria affirms the annual observation of the World Food Day on October 16 and commends the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization for taking the lead in initiating this special day and consistently promoting its observation since 1981.

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