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World Tolerance Summit "Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration"
The World Tolerance Summit will host government leaders, private sector leaders, experts, social leaders and social influencers to promote peace and tolerance. The two-day mega event will be held at Armani Hotel from November 15-16, 2018."Tolerance is not simply enduring the existence of opinions, ideas, behaviors or practices that do not concur with your own. It is about recognizing, respecting and embracing diversity."   weiter...


Musikalische Grüße von Moskau nach Wien
UPF Austria lud am 4. November 2018 zu einem musikalischen Nachmittag ein, der von Elena Rozanova, einer in Wien lebenden russischen Geigerin und Olga Kiseleva, Präsidentin von "Artix-Fest", organisiert wird. Junge und arrivierte Künstler boten Russische Romanzen, Volkslieder, Wiener Musik und Klänge aus Russland.   weiter...


Das Einstein Enigma - Spiritualität, Wissenschaft und ein mysteriöses Manuskript
Am 5. 11. 2018 fand in der Aula am Campus der Uni Wien ein Live-Vortrag mit J.R. Dos Santos, dem Autor des Weltbestsellers "Das Einstein Enigma" statt. Es ist ein Roman um die Entstehung und Zukunft des Universums, der Unterhaltung mit der Welt der Astrophysik und einem geheimnisvollen Manuskript verbindet.    weiter...

Das Einstein Enigma ist ein Roman um die Entstehung und Zukunft des Universums


Balkans Peace Road visits 7 Nations
Tirana, Albania - The 2018 Balkans Peace Road brought a message of peace to a region that is still recovering from years of conflict.   weiter...

Peace Road Balkans


Griechischer Kulturabend "Odysseus Time-travel in a Dream"
An die 100 Gäste folgten am 19. Oktober 2018 einer Einladung der UPF Austria und der IDEA Society, die anlässlich des österreichischen Vorsitzes im Rat der Europäischen Union 2018 und unter Betracht des gelegten Schwerpunktes auf Migration gemeinsam einen griechischen Kulturabend veranstalteten.   weiter...

IDEA Society


Peace Road im Ennstal - Für den FRIEDEN mit dem Rad auf dem WEG
UPF Oberösterreich in Zusammenarbeit mit 3 Gemeinden und deren Bürgermeister beteiligte sich am 13. Oktober 2018 an dem weltweiten Projekt Peace Road mit einer Radtour von der Friedensbrücke vor dem Forstmuseum in Reichraming, das Ennstal heraus nach Ternberg bis zum Friedensdenkmal in St. Ulrich.    weiter...


Peace Day Launch for IAPD Geneva/Swiss Chapter
Geneva, Switzerland - The Geneva/Swiss chapter of the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development was inaugurated in the Ecumenical Center of Geneva. The launch took place during a conference held on September 21, 2018, by UPF in partnership with WFWP, as well as the Geneva Interfaith Intercultural Alliance and the Fribourg Peace Forum. On this 37th International Day of Peace, one could equally celebrate the 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 70 years of the World Council of Churches.    weiter...


Horn of Africa Women's Forum & Vienna Peace Celebration event
UPF Austria, Vienna, September 14. and 15. 2018 - Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa.   weiter...

Embassy Media - "Horn of Africa Women Forum" Vienna 2018


Summit of Parliamentarians Held at the United Nations in New York
New York, United States - UPF Vice President Dr. Tageldin Hamad chaired a high-level roundtable at the United Nations during a Summit of Parliamentarians. The summit, "On the Role of Parliaments for Promoting the Culture of Peace and Implementing the SDGs," was held on September 4, 2018. The Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics organized the event, which was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Benin as well as UNESCO.   weiter...


The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The theme for 2018 is "The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70". Sustainable Development Goal 16 "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions" calls for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.   weiter...


Filmabend: Behind Venice Luxury - A Hazara in Italy
Am 8. September 2018 veranstalteten wir einen Filmabend über die Geschichte des Afghanen Ashraf Barati, dem es gelungen ist, sich in Europa zu etablieren, indem er ein erfolgreiches Restaurant in Italien aufbaute. Der Film ist in Italienisch und in Dari mit englischen Untertiteln.   weiter...

Trailer zum Film


International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Seoul, Korea
Seoul, Korea - The 32nd ILC organized by UPF brought together more than 300 leaders from over 80 nations. The ILC was held from August 26 to 29, 2018, under the theme "Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: The Responsibility of Parliamentarians and Religious Leaders". Beginning with the reunification of the Korean Peninsula, issues included extremist ideologies and terrorism, religious conflicts, violence against women and children, human trafficking, drug trade, human rights violations, climate change, Middle East and the South China Sea.    weiter...


Latin America Summit Includes Founder's Address and Peace Rally
The Latin America Summit 2018 concluded on August 4, 2018, with a stadium speech by the UPF Co-founder and the signing of the Sao Paulo Declaration of Peace.   weiter...

Presidents and Parliamentarians Address Latin America Summit


Sweden Holds Family Celebration and World Peace Awards
Stockholm, Sweden - Members of the Swedish-Thai community took part in a UPF Family Celebration and a World Peace Awards ceremony. This event was envisioned by Buddhist Abbot Pramaha Boonthin, an UPF Ambassador for Peace, and organized jointly by the Swedish chapters of UPF and the Family Federation. The main event in the Family Celebration, which took place on June 30, 2018, in the Stockholm Courtyard Marriott Hotel, was the World Peace Blessing of 21 Swedish-Thai couples.   weiter...


Perspectives for the Horn of Africa with a special Focus on Sudan
Vienna, Austria, June 22nd 2018 - UPF Austria in cooperation with UNCAV - United Nation Correspondents Association and the "Horn of Africa" Peace Initiative organized an event celebrating "Africa Day", the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union on 25 May 1963.   weiter...


Europe, Identity and Future - Literature, Music and the Struggle for Freedom
Linz, Austria - In recognition of World Refugee Day, UPF held a literature concert that combined classical music with readings of the written word. The event titled "Europe - Identity and Future" took place on June 25, 2018, in the performance space of the Upper Austrian Culture Quarters. The texts were chosen and read by the actress Raina Mercedes Echerer.   weiter...


Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) in Geneva
A consultation on creating a chapter of IAPD was held at the World Council of Churches offices in Geneva, Switzerland. The purpose of the half-day special meeting on May 31, 2018, was to discuss the background and reasons for the creation of such an organization.   weiter...


Peace Road 2018: Carinthia-Italy-Slowenia
The route was leading through the "Three Countries Corner". On June 9th, 2018 25 bikers and supporters from three countries started in Arnoldstein. The event had been planned and the route been decided about six months before the actual event, when members of UPF representing the three countries Austria, Slovenia and Italy met in Celje (SLO). The motto was: "Biking for Peace where our Great Grandfathers were fighting 100 years ago".    weiter...


Africa Day Celebrated in New York City
New York, United States - The Universal Peace Federation partnered with the African Union in celebrating the 55th Africa Day. The approximately 600 guests at the May 25, 2018 event at the Manhattan Center included ambassadors, UN officials, CEOs, dignitaries and celebrities. The theme was "Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa's Transformation".    weiter...


Pakistan's New Role between China and Europe - Opportunities and Challenges of China's Silk Road Projects
Vienna, Austria, May 29th 2018 - The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir H. E. Sardar Masood Khan said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is the flagship project and an offshoot of the Belt and Road Initiative, thereby any role Pakistan can or will play between Europe and China will be within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor combined.   weiter...


Toward Interdependence and Mutual Prosperity: The Role of Religious Leaders and Parliamentarians
UPF-Europe, Vienna - The Universal Peace Fedeation organized from April 28-29, 2018 in Parkhotel Schönbrunn an International Leadership Conference. Over 200 religious leaders, parliamentarians and NGO representatives from Europe including Russia, Middle East, Africa, United States, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries participated.   weiter...


Interreligious Association for Peace and Development for Europe and the Middle East
UPF-Europe, Vienna - The Inauguration of IAPD for Europe and the Middle East was an integral part of the ILC. It is time for humanity to embrace universally shared values, going beyond differences of ideology, race, nationality and religion, and pursue a path of mutual cooperation and mutual prosperity.    weiter...


Statement zum Datenschutz


PEACE STARTS WITH ME - Peace & Family Festival of Dance, Music and Inspiration
(April 29th 2018 - Wiener Stadthalle) Longfield Gospel Choir - Shadow Dance Attraction - Spark - Nevena Bozovic - Yolanda Adams, Inspiration: Hak-Ja Han Moon. The Peace & Family Festival brought together people from all over Europe and the Middle East. Through a celebration of arts, music and inspirational words the diversity and creative power of our generation was highlighted. Together we are creating a culture of peace. After all, "Peace starts with me."   weiter...

PEACE STARTS WITH ME - 10 min Summary


Parliamentarians for Peace launched in Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal - On April 13, 2018 the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was inaugurated in Portugal at a conference held in the national parliament. Approximately 100 parliamentarians and other dignitaries attended the conference, "Perspectives for Sustainable Peace in Europe and the World: The Responsibility of Parliamentarians." The Portuguese chapters of UPF and Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP) jointly organized the event.   weiter...


Islam in Europa - Gedenkveranstaltung für Dr. Smail Balic (1920-2002)
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden veranstaltete am 6. April 2018 im Gedenken an Dr. Smail Balic (1920-2002) ein Symposium mit dem Thema "Islam in Europa". Beitragende waren DI Siradj Duhan, Präsident der Gesellschaft Bosnischer Akademiker, OA Dr. Davud Bajramovic und Dr. Salim ef. Hadzic, islamischer Religionspädagoge. Smail Balic war ein österreichischer Kultur- und Religionswissenschaftler sowie Bibliothekar bosnischer Herkunft. Er plädierte für einen Islam, der die demokratischen und pluralistischen Gesellschaften Europas bereichern könnte. Jenseits des heute oft mit religiösem Fanatismus und politischem Radikalismus gleichgesetzten Islam zeichnete Balic das Bild einer toleranten, konsensfähigen und weltoffenen Religion.   weiter...


Spirit of Optimism Evident at International Leadership Conference in Korea
Seoul, Korea - More than 550 experts and officials from over 90 countries met at the 2018 UPF International Leadership Conference (ILC). Two UPF initiatives were featured during the conference: the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) and the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD).   weiter...


Building a World of Lasting Peace: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values
On March 13th 2018 UPF Austria organized an evening with a report by Dr. Slawomir Redo from ACUNS Vienna, who participated in UPF International Leadership Conference 2018, which was held from February 18 to 21 in Seoul, Korea.    weiter...


Parliamentarians from 70 countries hope that the 2018 Winter Olympics will help to resolve Korean North-South relations
Seoul, Korea - International Leadership Conference: Beyond the Pyeongchang Olympic Games, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Olympics in China will stimulate relations between the leaders and national parliaments of Korea, China and Japan, with a view to furthering the prosperity of Northeast Asia and the realization of world peace.    weiter...

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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.

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