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Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions
Vienna, February 5th 2016 - In the Vienna International Center (United Nations), 250 guests attended the World Interfaith Harmony Week conference on the theme "Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions".    weiter...


Consultations on the Crisis in Syria
Since 2012 the Universal Peace Federation has convened or contributed to a number of civil-society forums on the crisis in Syria.    weiter...


Middle East Peace Programs
The Middle East Peace Initiative has been promoting peace since 2003 through dialogue, people-to-people diplomacy, fact-finding trips, interfaith pilgrimages and conferences. It brings religious leaders, parliamentarians, academicians, women leaders, youth and civil society representatives together in Israel, Palestinian Territories and Jordan. Forums explore Track II approaches to the crisis in Syria.    weiter...


UPF-Nepal Chair Appointed As Peace and Reconstruction Minister of Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal - Hon. Ek. Nath Dhakal, chair of UPF-Nepal and South Asia, has been appointed as the Peace and Reconstruction Minister of Nepal, by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. After the oath ceremony Hon. Dhakal and his wife visited UPF-Nepal's Peace Embassy building, where they were greeted by members of UPF-Nepal and Ambassadors for Peace.   weiter...


Gesegnete Feiertage und ein erfolgreiches und glückliches Jahr 2016
Die Mitarbeiter der Föderation für Weltfrieden wünschen Ihnen und Ihrer Familie gesegnete Feiertage und allen Friedenstiftern viel Erfolg im Jahr 2016.    weiter...


Czechs discuss Human Rights of Children
Prague, Czech Republic - UPF held a conference in the Czech Parliament on the theme "Human Rights and Children in the 21st Century." The conference date of December 14, 2015, was chosen to commemorate Human Rights Day (December 10). Five of the panelists were members of the Czech Parliament, and other speakers came from Slovakia and Austria, with both academia and civil society being represented.    weiter...


Toward Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Jerusalem, Israel - From December 1 to 3, 2015 UPF held a Middle East Peace Initiative program at the Jerusalem Dan Hotel. Interfaith leaders, parliamentarians, scholars and civil society leaders from the U.S., Europe and Israel gathered for the three-day conference to consider and formulate prospects for peace in the region.   weiter...


Balkans: Mutual Understanding and Cooperation for Peace, Security and Human Development
About 130 participants attended the event, which took place on November 21 and 22, 2015 in the Tirana International Hotel. Speakers came from 12 nations, including seven Balkan countries: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Greece.    weiter...


Impressionen von einer Reise nach Brasilien
(Freitag 11. Dezember 2015 ab 18:00 Uhr, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Kultureller Abend - Reisebericht: Peter und Dominique Haider - Musik: Ita Moreno - Buffet mit brasilianischen Spezialitäten.   weiter...


Europe-Eurasia Dialogue: Building Trust and Securing Cooperation for Sustainable Development
(Vienna - Austria, October 30th and 31st 2015 at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstrasse 15a, 1040 Vienna) The event is the fifth in a series of Europe-Eurasia leadership conferences aiming at developing partnership and cooperation between the two regions, in place of the friction and at times, open antagonism that has been marking their history, and in light of their critical role for world peace in the 21st century.    weiter...


40th Anniversary Celebration organized by UPF-Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil: UPF-Brazil organized an event to celebrate the 40th annivesary of the Unification Movement in Brazil on November 21, 2015 at the Sorocaba Convention Center. Among the more than 200 attendees were the vice president of the legislative assembly of Sao Paulo state and a Brazilian Olympic gold medalist.   weiter...


Press release on the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris
Faced with the unprecedented violence which pummeled France on November 13, in the name of the Universal Peace Federation we offer our prayers for the many victims and we express our pain and our sympathy to their families.   weiter...


Friedensnobelpreis geht an tunesisches Dialogquartett
Der Preis werde für die Bemühungen um eine pluralistische Demokratie in dem nordafrikanischen Land im Zuge des "arabischen Frühlings" vergeben - so die Begründung für die prestigeträchtige Auszeichnung. Zu dem nationalen Dialogquartett in Tunesien schlossen sich im Sommer 2013 der Gewerkschaftsbund (UGTT), der Arbeitgeberverband (UTICA), die Menschenrechtsliga (LTDH) und die Anwaltskammer zusammen.    weiter...


International Day of Peace Observed in Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand - UPF-Thailand observed the U.N. International Day of Peace 2015 with events at more than 1,500 schools and government offices throughout the country, involving more than 1 million people. Since 2009, it has commemorated the day with a one minute of silent prayer, meditation for peace and reading of peace messages.    weiter...


International Day of Peace
Each year on September 21, the UN invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities and commemorate the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.    weiter...

Dignity for All - Message of Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations Messengers of Peace


10 Years ago: Lincoln Center Address Launches Universal Peace Federation
Can everlasting world peace take root, or are we doomed to repeat the 20th century's dark and oppressive history of war and conflict?"   weiter...

UPF feierte 10. Geburtstag in Seebenstein


Prescriptions for Peace Offered at World Summit
Seoul, Korea - More than 200 delegates attended the 3rd World Summit on "Peace, Security and Human Development" held at the InterContinental Hotel August 27-29, 2015.   weiter...

World Summit - Religion's Role in Peacebuilding - Europe and Middle East - Attention to Asia-Pacific


First Sunhak Peace Prize Is Awarded in Seoul
Seoul, Korea - The first Sunhak Peace Prize was awarded to Kiribati President Anote Tong and fisheries scientist Dr. M. Vijay Gupta on August 28, 2015. More than one thousand dignitaries, including current and former presidents and other leaders of parliament, academia, business, media and religion from Korea and around the world attended the Ceremony.   weiter...


Commemoration of the 3rd Seong Hwa Ceremony of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in Austria
On Sunday, August 30th 2015, the Vienna community of the Unification movement gathered for the celebration of Rev. Moon's third Seong Hwa Anniversary. The day before the event the two halls of the Headquarters of the Unification Movement were carefully prepared for the event. Finally on Sunday we could welcome more than 200 participants - 150 members and 50 guests!   weiter...


Netherlanders March for Peace
The Hague, Netherlands - More than 100 people took part in a "Great March for Peace" as the Netherlands' contribution to the Peace Road international initiative. Under the slogan "Renewal of the Road to Peace in Europe and the World," 106 persons took part walking either 10 kilometers or 5 kilometers past 24 famous institutions and monuments in The Hague.   weiter...


UPF Celebrates 1st International Day of Yoga
New York, USA - June 21, UPF International celebrated International Day of Yoga at New York's Lincoln Center as a co-sponsor of a program organized by the Global Citizen Forum, founded by Dr. B. K. Modi. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations was also a co-sponsor, and was represented by the High Representative, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.   weiter...


Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates Announced
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - Indian fisheries scientist Dr. M. Vijay Gupta and President Anote Tong of the South Pacific island nation of Kiribati have been selected to receive the inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize, a prestigious award given annually to individuals and/or organizations that contribute to global peace through their commitment to environmental sustainability and innovative solutions to conflict-causing crises.   weiter...

Sunhak Peace Prize


Festival der Nationen: Miteinander leben, Miteinander feiern
Am Sonntag, den 14. Juni 2015 fand bei freiem Eintritt zum sechsten Mal das Festival der Nationen im Heeresgeschichtlichen Museum statt. Auf der Bühne traten Kulturvereine, Chöre, Folkloregruppen sowie Kinder und Jugendliche aus verschiedensten Nationen auf und ermöglichten so an einem Tag eine unvergessliche Reise um die Welt.    weiter...


The UN at 70: Toward a Resolution of Tensions on the Korean Peninsula
Vienna International Center (UN Building), Monday, May 11th 2015, 13:00-17:00. Alongside this year's celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2, two other significant milestones are the 70 years that have elapsed both since the founding of the United Nations and since Korean independence.    weiter...


The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea in Vienna
The group's dances are based on Korean legends and regional dances and its costumes on traditional Korean styles. Choral singing by the troupe in many languages is also featured.   weiter...

The Best of Little Angels from Korea

May 2015: Vienna - Fankfurt - London

The Little Angels - Drum Dance


25 Years Horn of Africa News Agency
(Friday, 24th April 2015, 12:00 to 13:30, Vienna International Center, Rotunda) Introduction and African music in the Rotunda of the VIC in coordination with the UNIS, AWETHU and UNCAV.The Horn of Africa News Agency (HORNA) has the pleasure to invite you to its 25 years anniversary celebrations.   weiter...

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The Relevance of Interreligious Dialogue to Sustainable Development
New York, USA - "Both UPF and the UN Alliance of Civilizations share the belief that the promotion of intercultural and interfaith dialogue is the path for people and nations to live in peace and security" stated H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.   weiter...

UNAOC: H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on the Relevance of Inter-religious and Inter-civilizational Dialogue
In September, leaders will converge for the United Nations special summit to adopt the Post-2015 development agenda. We gather here today to affirm the importance of interfaith dialogue as bedrock of sustainable development.   weiter...


Holy See: Religions are partners for sustainable development
New York, UN - "Religions and faith-based organizations are partners for sustainable development, and will be potent agents of the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals."   weiter...


Beyond the Challenges of Our Time: Transforming the Society, Nation and World
Approximately 150 leaders from around the world gathered in Seoul, Korea, from February 28 to March 4, 2015, to discuss multidimensional solutions to present-day crises and global conflicts at a UPF International Leadership Conference entitled "Beyond the Challenges of Our Time: Transforming the Society, Nation and World."    weiter...

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Botschaft des Friedens

Gibt es einen Traum, der allen Menschen unabhängig von Geschlecht, Alter, Zeit oder Ort gemeinsam ist? Die Geschichte hindurch sehnten sich die Menschen nach der Verwirklichung einer idealen Welt des Friedens. Friedensbewegungen erreichten unweigerlich ihre Grenzen und scheiterten letztlich, weil sie von unvollkommenen Menschen getragen waren.
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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) was founded in the hope of building a world in which peoples, cultures, races, religions, and nationalities could live together in harmony, mutual respect, cooperation, and universal prosperity.

A unique feature of UPF's vision is the inclusion of the world's religious leaders, who bear the wisdom of their respective traditions, in the pursuit of peace.


Interfaith Peacebuilding
Peace Education
Peace and Security
Marriage and Family
United Nations Relations
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