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Perspectives for Sustainable Peace in Europe: The UN Vision, the Role of Parliamentarians and Civil Society
(Friday, September 15th 2017, 9:30 - 17:30, Vienna International Centre - United Nations, C-Building, Conf. Room C1, 2nd floor) You are invited to attend a conference commemorating the United Nations International Day of Peace. There will be a special focus on researching the role, which parliamentarians are able to play in securing peace for Europe and its wider neighborhood.    weiter...


 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launches Action Plan for Religious Leaders to prevent Incitement to Violence
Around the world, we see how religion is being twisted and cynically manipulated, stressed the Secretary-General, speaking at the launch of an initiative to prevent atrocity crimes, which include genocide, crimes against humanity   weiter...

Launch of the Global Plan of Action for Religious Leaders


 

ASMARA - City of Dreams - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Vienna, July 15th 2017 - 150 guests attended an event with the title "ASMARA - City of Dreams" celebrating the designation of the capital of Eritrea as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. This proclamation ends a long-running quest by Eritrean authorities. The event was organized by UPF Austria together with the Permanent Mission of Eritrea at the UN in Vienna, UNCAV and the "Horn of Africa" Peace Initiative.   weiter...

ASMARA - Symbol of Pride - Video-Report


 

International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace launched in Myanmar
Naypyidaw, Myanmar - The Myanmar chapter of IAPP was launched on July 3, 2017, at the Hilton Hotel in Naypyidaw, the country's capital. Prior to the launching, in the morning of that day, the state counsellor and minister of foreign affairs of Myanmar, H.E. Aung San Suu Kyi, received a courtesy call from the UPF delegation.   weiter...


 

Preventing Radicalization was discussed in House of Lords
London, United Kingdom - The House of Lords was the setting for an important and timely discussion, organized by UPF-UK, on preventing radicalization. The event, held on June 28, 2017, was kindly hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma. Emmanuel Dupuy, a journalist, consultant, teacher in geopolitics and researcher in geopolitical issues, offered a French perspective.    weiter...


 

Inauguration of the IAPP in Israel
Jerusalem, Israel - The national inauguration of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was held at Israel's parliament, the Knesset, on June 21, 2017. Seven current Knesset members and one former Israeli government minister, as well as an international delegation, comprising parliamentarians from five nations, led by UPF International president, Dr. Thomas Walsh participated in the program.   weiter...


 

Sarajevo, the Jerusalem of Europe - Building bridges between the Orient and Europe
(Friday June 16th 2017, 18:00 (6:00 pm), Seidengasse 28 im Hof rechts, 1070 Vienna) Speaker: Univ. Prof. Mirnes ef. Kovac, Professor of the Islamic Theological University of Sarajevo, editor of PREPOROD, the Official Journal of the Islamic Community of Bosnia.    weiter...


 

One - The Light Common to Everyone
(Mirnes Kovac - huffingtonpost.com) First Cannes Lion(s) for Bosnia and Herzegovina! The book "One" won two bronze and one silver Lions in Cannes. The project was jointly produced by Serbian agency New Moment New Ideas Company and Y&R Dubai for Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina.    weiter...


 

Interreligious Celebration - UN International Day of Families
UPF Austria, Vienna, May 14th 2017 - The UN International Day of Families was celebrated at the Vienna HQ of the Unification movement by UPF, the Womens' Federation and the Family Federation. The topic given by the United Nations for this year was "Families, education and well-being".   weiter...


 

Populism, Integration & the future of Europe
On May 22nd 2017 Youth UPF Austria organized a panel discussion at the University of Vienna. Continuing a series of discussions under the theme "Walls or Bridges?", the discussion reflected on the roots and meaning of populism, as well as the new challenges for integration in Europe and Austria.   weiter...


 

Zeitzeugen der Aufbruchszeit nach dem 2. Weltkrieg im Gespräch mit der Jugend des 21. Jahrhunderts
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden lud am 25. April 2017 zu einem Gespräch mit Dr. Walther Lichem ein.   weiter...

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UPF World Summit 2017 in South Korea
Seoul, Korea - The fourth World Summit on "Peace, Security and Human Development" concluded with a new assembly of parliamentarians for peace and the return of a historic assembly of scientists.   weiter...

International Parliamentarians in the Korean National Assembly

World Summit 2017 concludes with IAPP and ICUS Assemblies


 

UPF OÖ: Was verbindet die Religionen der Welt?
Universal Peace Federation OÖ und die Friedensakademie Linz veranstalteten drei Abende zum Thema: Was verbindet die Religionen der Welt? Vom ehemaligen katholischen Konzilstheologen Hans Küng stammt die Idee eines "Weltethos".    weiter...


 

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones - The role of Religions
UPF Austria, Vienna International Centre (United Nations), January 27th 2017 - Commemorating the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017, the Universal Peace Federation organized a conference addressing the role of religions in conflict situations, which was attended by 200 guests. It was the 5th annual celebration of this special week since 2013.   weiter...


 

SUNHAK Peace Prize
Dr. Gino Strada, an Italian surgeon, and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, an Afghan women's education professor, were selected as co-recipients of the prize. The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony was held on February 3rd 2017 in Seoul, Korea, at the Jamsil, Lotte Hotel World. Over 800 people from more than 100 countries around the world were in attendance, including current and former parliamentarians.   weiter...


 

Südsudan - der jüngste Staat Afrikas
(Dienstag, 10. Januar 2017, 19:00 Uhr, Seidengasse 28 im Hof rechts, 1070 Wien) Die Republik Südsudan erlangte am 9. Juli 2011 die Unabhängigkeit vom Sudan. Zuvor war das Gebiet von 1972 bis 1983 und erneut von 2005 bis 2011 eine autonome Region innerhalb des Sudans.   weiter...


 

Syria: Opening Lines of Communication and Soft Power Approaches to Peace
Larnaca, Cyprus - UPF convened a conference seeking solutions for Syria in Cyprus from December 17 to 19, 2016. Amidst the background of global despair and disbelief at the wholesale destruction that heralded the fall of Aleppo in Syria, UPF set modest goals for the conference, aware that doing the alternative would raise false hopes and effectively diminish the sense that anything can be done.   weiter...


 

Search for Balkan Consensus at Sarajevo Conference
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Consensus and cooperation in the Balkan region were the focus of a conference held on December 15, 2016. The conference, held at the Hotel Holiday, was organized by UPF in partnership with the International Institute for Middle East and Balkans Studies, and the Association for B&H-Asia Cooperation, Understanding and Sophistication.   weiter...


 

Washinghton: Launch of International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace
Washington D.C., United States - The conference was held from November 28 to December 1 2016, at the J.W. Marriott hotel under the theme "Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: The Role of Government, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations." More than 200 leaders from 54 nations attended the assembly, which was organized jointly by UPF and The Washington Times Foundation.   weiter...


 

Sunhak Peace Prize 2017 Laureates announced
2017 Sunhak Peace Prize focuses on the Global Refugee Crisis: On November 29, 2016, Dr. Gino Strada from Italy and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi from Afghanistan were revealed as the recipients of the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize at a banquet held at the International Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.   weiter...


 

Walls or Bridges?
(Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2016 19:00 - 21:00 Uhr, Lassingleitnerplatz 2/3, 1020 Wien) Youth UPF Austria invites you to our discussion on the topic of migration, from an individual perspective to a global one. In order to provide you a time and space to gather information and reflect on this pertinent issue, we offer the two following panels: Storytelling - My Journey, My Vision & New Trends in Global Politics: Migration and the Rise of Populism.   weiter...


 

Ambassadors for Peace-Konferenz mit Adventfeier
(Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2016 ab 14:00 Uhr, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Berichte über Aktivitäten im Jahr 2016, Ausblick auf 2017, Adventfeier, Nationaler Friedensrat der Ambassadors for Peace.   weiter...


 

Eine musikalische Reise von Moskau nach Wien
Galakonzert mit Künstlern und Künstlerinnen aus Moskau am 13. November 2016: Romanzen - klassische und moderne Musik aus Russland - Musik aus Wien.    weiter...


 

Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Central America-Caribbean Region
San Jose, Costa Rica - The vice president of Costa Rica and dignitaries from Central America and the Caribbean attended the UPF International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Costa Rica. Among the 130 guests attending the ILC and the launching of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) were a total of 78 parliamentarians and government officials from the region. Costa Rican Vice President Hon. Ana Helena Chacon, attended the conference along with the president and vice president of the Legislative Assembly and the minister of foreign trade of Costa Rica.   weiter...


 

Syria: Church Leaders Bring Children's Call for Peace to European Leaders and UN officials
Acting as "Ambassadors of the Children" three prominent Syrian Church leaders - Patriarch Gregorios III, the head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan George Abou Zakhem of Homs, and Syrian Orthodox Bishop Selvanos Boutros Al Nemeh of Homs - are this week visiting EU and UN officials, respectively in Brussels and Geneva.   weiter...

Consultations on the Crisis in Syria


 

International Day of Peace Observed in Italy
Monza, Italy - An interfaith prayer for peace was held by candlelight to celebrate the 2016 International Day of Peace.The prayer vigil was held on the evening of September 21 in front of the Town Hall of Monza.   weiter...


 

Interreligiöse Feier - Weltfriedenstag der UNO
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden lud am 25. September 2016 gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation und der Frauenföderation zu einer Interreligiösen Feier amlässlich des Weltfriedenstags der UNO ein. Das Thema für 2016 lautet "The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace."    weiter...


 

Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in London
London, United Kingdom - The third of a series of regional conferences launching the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was held from September 7-9, 2016. With the theme "Interregional Dialogue Addressing Critical Challenges: Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa" the International Leadership Conference organized by UPF represented the official launch of IAPP in these three regions.   weiter...


 

Peace and Sustainable Development: Intergenerational Challenges
In honor of the UN's International Day of Peace, an innovative event was held in the Vienna International Centre - United Nations on September 16, 2016: a look at the intergenerational challenges of peace through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   weiter...

Hip Hop for Peace and SDGs

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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.

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