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About the
Universal Peace Federation


Universal Peace Federation (UPF), an international and interreligious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from religion, government, civil society and the private sector, is dedicated to achieving world peace. An NGO in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, UPF supports the work of the United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peacebuilding, peace education, and the strengthening of marriage and family.

UPF Mission

The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace in which everyone can live in freedom, harmony, cooperation and prosperity. Peace is not simply the absence of war or a term that applies only to the relationships among nations. Peace is an essential quality that should characterize all relationships.

UPF advocates renewal of the United Nations, including a proposal that the UN create an interreligious council within its structures. UPF implements its programs through a global network of Ambassadors for Peace.

UPF encourages all religions to dialogue and cooperate for peace based upon the recognition that human dignity derives from a universal divine source that is the basis of harmony and unification.

UPF offers relief and humanitarian programs, service-learning projects, character education and sports programs with a special focus on personal leadership and peacemaking skills.


Focus Areas

  • United Nations Relations

  • Interfaith peacebuilding

  • Peace and security

  • Marriage and family

  • Education and human development

  • Youth and service

For details, view a PowerPoint presentation.


  • God - We are one human family created by God.

  • Spirituality - The highest qualities of the human being are spiritual and moral.

  • Family - The family is the "school of love and peace."

  • Service - Living for the sake of others

  • Unity - Peace comes through cooperation beyond the boundaries of ethnicity, religion, and nationality.

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