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Internationale Weihnacht - Rückblick auf 2014
UPF Austria lud am 14. Dezember 2014 zu einer internationalen Weihnachtsfeier ein: Traditionelle und brasilianische Weihnachtslieder - "Coro Novo Mundo“, Künstlerischen Leitung: Luiz Guilherme de Godoy. Rückblick auf die Aktivitäten der Universal Peace Federation im Jahr 2014, Weihnachtliches Buffet.   weiter...


 

Moldova: Eurasia-Europe Dialogue for Peace
Chisinau, Moldova - The conference "Eurasia-Europe Dialogue for Peace" took place Dec. 5-7, 2014 in the capital city of Moldova. Before an audience of 120 participants, the conference was opened by the First Lady of Moldova Mrs. Margareta Timofti, she was followed by distinguished guest speakers from Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine.   weiter...


 

Activities and Perspectives of UPF International
UPF Austria organized on Dec 7th 2014 a special event with the president of UPF International Dr. Thomas Walsh, who was on a short visit to Vienna after attending a conference in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, on “Eurasia & Europe: Dialogue for Peace”.    weiter...


 

Malala: „Will, dass überall Frieden ist“
(orf.at) „Mir ist aufgefallen, dass Menschen mich ganz unterschiedlich beschreiben.“ Manche nennen sie „das Mädchen, das von den Taliban angeschossen wurde“, andere nun Nobelpreisträgerin. „Soweit ich weiß, bin ich einfach nur eine engagierte und sture Person, die eine gute Ausbildung für alle Kinder, gleiche Rechte für Frauen und Frieden in jeder Ecke der Welt sehen will.“   weiter...


 

Afghanistan – a Country in Transformation: Promoting Peace and Development through Art
The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna, ACUNS Vienna Liaison Office and UNODC organized a colloquium: “Afghanistan – a Country in Transformation: Promoting Peace and Development through Art” on 2 December 2014 in the Vienna International Center. There the Ambassador for Peace Award was granted by UPF to the best known Afghan singer and UN Goodwill Ambassador Farhad Darya, who was the keynote speaker of the event.   weiter...


 

Forum in Geneva on De-escalation in the Korean Peninsula and East Asia
Geneva, Switzerland - UPF organized this forum at the Palais des Nations (UN headquarters) in Geneva on Oct. 31, 2014. Among the topics discussed was a proposal by South Korea to build a large regional UN complex inside the demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea.    weiter...


 

Eine musikalische Reise: Wien-Lemberg-Kiew-Moskau-St.Petersburg
Das Ensemble RONDO DANUBE VIENNA gestaltete am 23. November 2014 einen Abend mit Musik von Johann Strauss bis Tschaikowski. Dazu gab es Gesangs- und Balletteinlagen.   weiter...


 

Global Citizenship & My Faith
On October 14th Youth UPF in Vienna came together to discuss about the role of religions in a pluralistic Europe and a globalized world. Inputs to the discussion about the topic Global Citizenship & My Faith were given from young religious representatives.   weiter...


 

BRICS as a Counterbalance to US and Europe
The BRICS members are all developing fast-emerging economies. Their sixth summit was held in July 2013 in Brazil and hosted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The acronym BRICS was coined by economist Jim O’Neill in a 2001 Goldman Sachs paper entitled “Building Better Global Economic BRICS.”    weiter...


 

Is Religion the main Cause of Conflict today?
New report challenges myth of religious violence. The research found no general causal relationship between religion and conflict when looking at all of the current conflicts in the world.   weiter...


 

Indonesia University Hosts International Youth Convention
Medan, Indonesia - In the early morning of Oct. 8 2014, more than 3,000 students lined up to enter the main auditorium of the University of North Sumatra for the International Youth Convention on the theme “Young People of Character-The Hope of the Future” co-hosted by UPF-Indonesia and USU.   weiter...


 

Dialogue & Alliance Interfaith Journal
It promotes conversation and understanding among people of faith for the sake of peace. Now in its 26th year, it is published twice a year.   weiter...


 

International Day of Peace der UNO
Am 21. September 1981 verkündete die Generalversammlung: Dieser Tag soll offiziell benannt und gefeiert werden als Weltfriedenstag (International Day of Peace) und soll genützt werden, um die Idee des Friedens sowohl innerhalb der Länder und Völker als auch zwischen ihnen zu beobachten und zu stärken.    weiter...

Botschaft von UNO-Generalsekretär Ban Ki-Moon


 

Ban Ki-Moon urges leadership to move from ‘turbulence’ to peace
24 September 2014 – Warning that the world’s “fasten seat belt” light is illuminated, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the 69th annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly with a call for decisive leadership at a time when the ghosts of the Cold War have returned and much of the Arab Spring has gone violently wrong.    weiter...


 

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


 

World Summit 2014 addresses Peace, Security and Development
Seoul, Korea - Convened at a time of heightened global concerns about security, UPF's World Summit 2014, August 9-13 was addressed by heads and state and government and first ladies, as well as distinguished leaders from civil society, religion and the private sector. They addressed the issues from national, regional and global perspectives.   weiter...


 

ATOMIC BOMB AWARENESS DAY - GENBAKU-NO-HI 8.8.
(August 8th 2014, UN Vienna International Centre) Mrs. Yuko Gulda in cooperation with UPF, ACUNS and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs Vienna organized the 2014 GENBAKU-NO-HI celebration.   weiter...


 

Schallaburg: JUBEL & ELEND - Leben mit dem Großen Krieg 1914-1918
Hundert Jahre nach dem Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs eröffnet die Ausstellung auf der Schallaburg vollkommen neue Perspektiven auf die so genannte „Urkatastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts“. Die Ausstellung ist bis 9. November 2014 zu sehen.    weiter...


 

40 Jahre kulturelle Revolution der Afrobrasilianer
Die „Föderation für Weltfrieden lud am 18. Juli 2014 gemeinsam mit dem Verein ABRASA ein: Präsentation von Bildern der Ausstellung „A flor da pele“ des Malers und Fotografen Marcelo Mendonça aus Bahia. Maria Quitéria, Präsidentin der União dos Municípios da Bahia (UPB) sprach über "Zukunftsperspektiven des Bundestaates Bahia".   weiter...


 

Geneva Conference Links Family to Economic and Social Well-being
Geneva, Switzerland - A conference on "Family Values and Their Link to Economic Well-being and Social Outcomes" took place at the UN headquarters in Geneva June 30-July 1, 2014.   weiter...


 

Annual Youth Achievement Awards Presented in London
London - The annual Youth Achievement Awards were presented on July 1, 2014 in the House of Commons. These awards honored young adults from various backgrounds who have in some way impacted the lives of people around them and beyond, and the recipients explained their activities.   weiter...


 

Middle East Peace Projects
The Middle East Peace Initiative was established in 2003, dedicated to promoting peace and development in the region, with emphasis on interfaith dialogue, people-to-people diplomacy, service projects, conferences and interfaith pilgrimages to the holy sites.   weiter...


 

Angels of Peace - Kindertanzgruppe aus Moskau
Die „Angels for Peace“ präsentierten russische Volkstänze und Lieder. 100 Jahre nach dem Ausbruch des ersten Weltkrieges brachten Schulkinder eine Botschaft der Versöhnung.    weiter...


 

Forum in London on Forced Displacement and Migration
London, UK - World Refugee Day, June 20, is promoted by the United Nations to discover and celebrate the contributions that refugees have made over the years. World Refugee Week was celebrated in London via a series of events, one of the first being Youth UPF’s June 16 forum on the topic “Forced Displacement and Migration: Time to Rethink Human Dignity.”   weiter...


 

Friedensmuseum in der Wiener Blutgasse
In Wien werden die Passanten, die durch die sinnige Blutgasse hinter dem Stephansdom gehen, in Zukunft von vergrößerten Bertha-von-Suttner-Bildern in Fenstern begleitet. Sogenannte "Fenster für den Frieden". Dieser neu gestaltete Innenstadt-Abschnitt ist Teil des "Friedensweges" und des Wiener Friedensmuseums.   weiter...

The Best of the World: Peace Museum opening in Vienna

Die gebeugte Bertha: Suttners Ende in Wien
Die Waffen nieder!« machte sie über Nacht berühmt, sie begeisterte Karl May, Tolstoi und Johann Strauß. Aber Bertha von Suttner starb verzweifelt und verhöhnt, genau eine Woche vor dem Attentat in Sarajevo.   weiter...


 

Washington DC Peace & Security Forum: Russia as a US Partner for Stability and Peace in the World
Washington DC, USA - The UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs in Washington held a forum on: “Despite Present Problems: Russia as a U.S. Partner for Stability and Peace in the World” on May 28, 2014.   weiter...


 

Middle East Peace: Women's Role in Peacebuilding
Jerusalem, Israel - More than 160 international delegates representing some 20 nations joined a MEPI program in Jerusalem May 12-16, 2014. Delegations representing UPF and the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) engaged in conference sessions and fact-finding tours. Their visits covered also the Upper Galilee.   weiter...


 

Identity - Boarders - Peace: Conversations about a Greater Europe
Youth UPF Austria, Vienna - About 40 people joined on June 3rd our “Conversations about a Greater Europe” in Vienna. The event was organized in cooperation with ACUNS, the Academic Council of the UN System Liaison Office Vienna.   weiter...


 

From Conflict to Dialogue on the Korean Peninsula
Vladivostok, Russia - An international conference on "Towards a road map for peace and development in Northeast Asia: From conflict to dialogue on the Korean Peninsula" took place on May 30, 2014 in Vladivostok. The event was attended by 100 experts from Russia, the US, South Korea, China and Japan who discussed issues of security and cooperation in the Northeast Asia.   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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Vision

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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