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Youth UPF

UPF offers young people the opportunity to develop their capacity as leaders and peacebuilders and work together for the greater good, alongside people of many nations, cultures and religions. Student clubs and other programs empower youth to create positive change in their communities, nations and world. For information about Youth UPF activities in Europe, click here.

Moscow, Russia—In the weeks leading up to the "Mr. and Miss University 2015" finale, the nine finalists came to realize “What was important is not the title, but the path that I followed.”

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Berastagi, Indonesia — UPF Youth Ambassadors for Peace, together with local student volunteers, spent a day removing graffiti and clearing trash from a popular tourist site in North Sumatra.

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Moscow, Russia - Jan. 12, 2015, was a day of unity, peace and goodness for Moscow children who normally face difficulties and deprivation.

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London, UK - At the UPF-UK headquarters, Lord Jack McConnell addressed the issue of  peaceful, youthful idealism and the injustices in the world on Oct. 23, 2014.

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Paris, France - A forum on "Youth and Extremism" in Paris Oct. 18, 2014 focused on the current tragedy of young people leaving their families to join the ranks of "jihad" in the Middle East.

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Vienna, Austria - Youth in Vienna came together on Oct. 14, 2014 to discuss the role of religions in a pluralistic Europe and a globalized world.

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Medan, Indonesia - About 3,000 students attended the Oct. 8, 2014 International Youth Convention at the University of North Sumatra on the theme “Young People of Character - The Hope of the Future.”

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Helsinki, Finland - Youth UPF-Finland participated in a media conference on the role of Islam in Western mainstream media on Sept. 27, 2014.

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Kloten, Sweden - UPF-Europe hosted its first Youth Leadership Training in the scenic village of Kloten in Bergslagen, Sweden, Aug. 20-24, 2014.

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London, UK - In an event packed with inspirational stories and aspirational youth, Youth Achievement Awards were presented to young adults who made significant impact on the lives of others July 1, 2014, in of the House of Commons.  

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Vienna, Austria - Dr. Alexander Karakas, co-founder of the Trialog-Institut, organized a workshop and panel discussion under the title "Between Intercultural Dialogue and Integration" at the Campus of the University of Vienna on June 18, 2014.

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Abuja, Nigeria - The executive secretary of the National Commission for Colleges in Education has approved the request for partnership by UPF Nigeria to establish Peace Clubs in all the colleges of education in Nigeria.

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