New Africa: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values
Report on the Africa Summit 2018 by Mr. Jacques Marion from Paris, France, Vice President, Universal Peace Federation Europe. With Africa's unique cultural heritage and rich human and natural resources, the summit's goal was to discuss the crucial issues of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values, and to search for solutions to common issues facing the continent's 1.7 billion inhabitants and 54 nations.   weiter...


 

Africa Summit 2018 in Senegal
Dakar, Senegal - Approximately 1200 participants, including heads of state and government from all the continent, attended the Africa Summit 2018, Jan. 18-19, 2018.   weiter...

(afrique.tv5monde) Sommet africain pour la paix


 

Interreligious Celebration - World Interfaith Harmony Week
Vienna - February 11th 2018: UPF Austria, the Family Federation and then Women's Federation organized an Interreligious Service commemorating the World Interfaith Harmony Week, which concluded with a World Peace Blessing. Over 200 people from various cultures, races and religions attended the event.   weiter...


 

The Relevance of Religion in Peacebuilding
The post-Cold War era has been a time of religious resurgence, a time when religious actors move out of the shadows. Hand in hand is an awareness that secularization, a process linked to modernization and the primacy of scientific rationality, has not led, as some anticipated, to the obsolescence of religion. Religion continues to thrive throughout most of the world, while worldviews that disregard religion, some of which have utopian aspirations, have fallen far short of their ideals.   weiter...


 

World Interfaith Harmony Week
Annual UN Observance Week: Feb. 1-7. UPF Austria celebrated the World Interfaith Harmony Week for several years in the Vienna International Centre (United Nations).   weiter...

2017: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones - The Role of Religions

2016: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions

2015: The Importance of Interfaith Cooperation for Securing Peace in the 21st Century

2014: The Role of Religions in promoting a Culture of Peace


 

Generalversammlung 2018 (Freitag, 26. Jänner 2018 18:00, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien)

Mitgliedschaft bei der "Föderation für Weltfrieden"
Unsere Föderation ist als gemeinnütziger Verein konstituiert, der sich durch die Beiträge der Mitglieder sowie durch Spenden finanziert. Sie können Ihr Interesse an unseren Aktivitäten dadurch bekunden, dass Sie Mitglied unseres Vereins werden.   weiter...


 

Be a global citizen - act with passion and compassion
Vienna, 3 January 2018 - Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretary-General from 2007 - 2016) and Dr. Heinz Fischer (President of Austria from 2004 - 2016) inaugurated the "Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens" in Vienna at the Federal Chancellery of Austria invitated by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.   weiter...


 

UPF in Austria - Activities in 2017 and Perspectives for 2018
Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung im vergangenen Jahr. Der Vorstand der UPF-Austria wünscht Ihnen und Ihrer Familie Gesundheit, Glück und Erfolg im Jahr 2018!   weiter...


 

Interreligiöse Feier zum Fest des Friedens - Weihnachten
Die "Föderation für Weltfrieden - UPF Austria" lud am 17. Dezember 2017 gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation und der Frauenföderation zu einer interreligiösen Feier ein. Die musikalische Umrahmung wurde vom Vienna Peace Choir gestaltet.   weiter...


 

EU-Parliament: "Radicalization and Violent Extremism: Focus on Prevention"
Concluding a series of inaugural meetings of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace in Europe in 2017, a conference was organized by the Universal Peace Federation at the European Parliament in Brussels on December 5th 2017. With the perspective that the sustainable prevention of radicalization requires joint efforts from both parliamentarians and religious leaders.   weiter...


 

Musikalische Grüße von Moskau nach Wien
UPF Austria lud am 19. November 2017 zu einem musikalischen Nachmittag ein, der von Elena Rozanova, einer in Wien lebenden russischen Geigerin und Olga Kiseleva, Präsidentin von "Artix-Fest", organisiert wurde.   weiter...


 

Interreligious Conference Stresses Religion's Peacebuilding Role
Seoul, Korea, Nov. 11-13 2017 - The Conference, a joint effort of UPF and the American Clergy Leadership Conference, focused on "The Responsibility of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in Building Peaceful and Prosperous Societies." On Nov. 11th participants traveled to the Seoul World Cup Stadium, where the keynote speaker was UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.   weiter...

Global Rally for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula


 

Beyond Refugee Crisis and Human Trafficking, Perspectives for the Youth in the Horn of Africa with a special Focus on Eritrea
Vienna, November 3rd 2017: UPF Austria in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Eritrea at the United Nations in Vienna, the United Nation Correspondents Association and the "Horn of Africa"-Peace Initiative organized a panel discussion.   weiter...


 

Seiko Lee Benefizkonzert für Syrische Flüchtlingsfamilien
Am 21. Oktober 2017 fand in der Syrisch-orthodoxen Kirche am Stefan-Fadinger-Platz in Wien ein Benefizkonzert für syrische Flüchtlingsfamilien statt. Die Sopranistin Seiko Lee sang klassische Lieder wie "Ave Maria" und "O Mio babbino caro". Einen Höhepunkt des Konzerts bildeten 3 Stücke aus der Friedenskantate Halelu, komponiert und auch selbst dirigiert von Dr. David Eaton, Dirigent eines New Yorker Symphonieorchesters.    weiter...


 

Peace Road Austria 2017
UPF OÖ beteiligte sich am 30. Sept. 2017 am weltweiten Projekt Peace Road mit einer Radtour vom Friedensdenkmal in St. Ulrich hinein ins Ennstal, über Ternberg bis zur Friedensbrücke vor dem Forstmuseum in Reichraming.   weiter...


 

Die Schönheiten Tschechiens in 3D
(Donnerstag, 12. Oktober 2017, 19:00 Uhr, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) 1. Teil: Vortrag von Günther Gerlich - 3D Brillen werden zur Verfügung gestellt. 2. Teil: Präsentation des Kurortes Luhacovice, der aufgrund seiner Mineralquellen und günstigen Klimabedingungen als bedeutendster und ältester Kurort Mährens gilt.   weiter...


 

Gegen Atomwaffen: Friedensnobelpreis an ICAN-Kampagne
Die Internationale Kampagne für die Abschaffung von Atomwaffen (ICAN) wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2017 ausgezeichnet. Die Organisation erhalte die Auszeichnung für "ihre Arbeit, Aufmerksamkeit auf die katastrophalen Konsequenzen von Atomwaffen zu lenken", gab das Nobelkomitee in Oslo bekannt.    weiter...


 

Culture and Peace in the Balkans: The Role of Parliamentarians
On September 23-24, 2017 the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace was launched in the Balkans in Pristina, Kosovo. The main event was held in a hall at the Kosovo Parliament Building. The conference was attended by highly respected leaders in the Balkans: former President Moisiu of Albania, former President Mesic of Croatia, former President Sejdju of Kosovo and Macedonian Speaker of the Parliament Talat Xhaferi.    weiter...


 

Perspectives for Sustainable Peace in Europe: The UN Vision, the Role of Parliamentarians and Civil Society
Vienna International Centre (United Nations), September 15th 2017 - The Universal Peace Federation and partnering organizations convened a conference commemorating the United Nations International Day of Peace with a special focus on researching the role, which parliamentarians are able to play in securing peace for Europe and its wider neighborhood. Parliamentarians from Italy, Ukraine and the Czech Republik as well as parliamentarians from all political parties represented in the Austrian Parliament presented their perspectives on sustainable peace in Europe.   weiter...


 

Parliamentarians play important role in strengthening foundations for peace, OSCE PA President Muttonen says in Vienna at UPF Conference
Increased contact between civil society actors is a powerful way to reduce tensions and promote co-operation. As parliamentarians, we can help make these contacts happen, by building bridges where others only see walls, said President Muttonen.   weiter...


 

Nepal Delegation visits North Korea
Kathmandu, Nepal - A high-level delegation from Nepal, which included Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, co-chair of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace and former cabinet minister of Nepal, visited North Korea to promote peace and friendship.   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...

Videoaufzeichnung


 

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...


 

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...


 

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


 

Ursachen der Konflikte, Flüchtlingselend und Friedensperspektiven in Syrien und im Nahen Osten
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden lud am 16. August 2016 zu einem Informationsabend ein. Vortragende waren Thomas Schellen, Journalist, Editor-at-large für das Executive-Magazine und Hermine Schellen, Generalsekretärin der UPF im Libanon.   weiter...


 

Swiss "Peace Road" Honors Peace Cyclist
Geneva, Switzerland - The 2016 Peace Road urged the UN to open an office in Korea and honored the memory of a well-known peace bicyclist. Several separate groups of participants supported the 2016 event, which was organized jointly by the Swiss chapters of UPF and Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, an affiliated organization.   weiter...


 

UPF im Wiener Rathaus als erfolgreicher Kongressveranstalter geehrt
UPF Austria wurde für die im Jahr 2015 veranstalteten bzw. mitveranstalteten Konferenzen wieder als erfolgreicher Kongressveranstalter geehrt. Peter Haider und Elisabeth Cook nahmen mit 350 weiteren Kongressveranstaltern am 11. Mai 2016 in den Festsaal des Wiener Rathauses an einem Festbankett teil.   weiter...


 

Sudan - das Land, wo Weißer und Blauer Nil zusammenfließen
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden (UPF-Austria) lud am 3. Juni 2016 im Rahmen des Projekts "Horn of Afrika"-Friedensinitiative zu einem Informationsabend über den Sudan und andere Länder am Horn von Afrika ein.   weiter...


 

Spiritualität und Familie - Basis für eine nachhaltige Zukunft
UPF-Austria veranstaltete von 28. - 29. Mai 2016 in der "Villa Riehl" in Seebenstein gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation für Weltfrieden und der österreichischen Frauenföderation zum Internationalen Tag der Familien ein 2-tägiges Symposium.   weiter...


 

Musikalische Frühlingsgrüße - von der Wolga an die Donau
Künstler aus Moskau gestalteten am 17. April 2016 einen musikalischen Nachmittag mit russischen Romanzen, Volksliedern und bekannten Opernmelodien.   weiter...


 

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...

Video 1. Session

Video 2. Session


 

Religion and the Sustainable Development Goals

Indonesia: A Model of Moderate Islam

The Role of Religious Studies in Peacemaking


 

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...


 

Informations- und Kulturabend über Eritrea
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden lud am 23. Januar 2016 gemeinsam mit der Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN in Vienna und UNCAV zu einem Informations- und Kulturabend über Eritrea ein.   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...


 

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...


 

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...


 

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...

Online Registration


 

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...


 

The Imperative of an EU-Russia strategic reset
Vienna, Austria - 120 people gathered on February 26, 2015 to attend the panel discussion "The Imperative of an EU-Russia strategic reset" organized by UPF Austria in cooperation with the International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies. Panel: H.E. Anwar S. Azimov, Moscow, former Russian ambassador to the OSCE HQ Vienna and the RF's Delegation Head, the EU - Russia Strategic Dialogue and Dr. Walter Schwimmer, former Secretary General of the Council of Europe.   weiter...


 

UPF Signs Working Agreement with U.N. Group
New York - UPF has signed a working agreement with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a group founded 10 years ago to promote dialogue between the Western and Islamic worlds.   weiter...


 

The Importance of Interfaith Cooperation for Securing Peace in the 21st Century
(February 6th 2015, 13:00-18:00, Vienna International Center, C-Building Room C1) The UN designated the first week of February every year as World Interfaith Harmony Week. UPF celebrates this week each year, in a way that encourages understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths.    weiter...


 

Jerusalem and the Holy Sites: A Call for Peace at a Time of Crisis
Conference in Jerusalem, January 11-13 2015: Topics in cluded "The Temple Mount and Jerusalem - Spiritual, Religious and Moral Aspects, Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Soft-Power Solutions, Jerusalem and the Holy Sites - Political, Regional and International Aspects".    weiter...


 

Mein Leben für den Weltfrieden
(Kando Verlag) Erste deutschsprachige Auflage der Autobiografie von Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. "Moon hat sich auf der globalen Bühne als großer Friedenstifter etabliert. Als führender Kopf im interreligiösen Dialog trägt er zur Verständigung zwischen Menschen unterschiedlichster Provenienz bei und damit zum Frieden und zur Sicherheit in der Welt", Alexander Haig.   weiter...

Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon - 1920-2012


 

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...


 

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...


 

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...


 

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...


 

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...


 

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...


 

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...


 

Families Matter for the Achievement of Development Goals
UPF-Austria, Vienna - In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family UPF-Austria hosted a conference in Vienna on May 17th 2014. "Strong, well-functioning families can help reduce poverty, improve the wellbeing of mothers, promote gender equality and uphold human rights."    weiter...


 

The History of European Integration and Its Relevance to Japan and East Asia
Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan organized a series of programs April 3-5, 2014 dedicated to the theme, "Peacemaking Processes in Europe: Proposals for East Asia." The featured speaker was Dr. Walter Schwimmer, the former Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and author of "The European Dream".   weiter...


 

Dialogue between Europe, Russia and Eurasian countries
UPF has started several initiatives and organized conferences on this topic like the Baltic Dialogue Initiative and the South Caucasus Peace Initiative. A conference in 2012 in Vienna had as theme "Europe and Russia - Partners in a globalized World".    weiter...


 

Ernst Florian Winter: Leiser Abschied eines Weltbürgers
Ernst Florian Winter ist tot. Er heiratete eine Tochter aus der weltberühmten Trapp-Familie und war als Diplomat in 83 Staaten tätig.   weiter...

1945 als erster (österreichischer) US-Soldat im Innviertel

Ernst Florian Winter im Gespräch


 

The Role of Religions in promoting a Culture of Peace
UPF organized a conference celebrating the World Interfaith Harmony Week in Vienna on Friday, February 7th 2014 in the Vienna International Center (UN).   weiter...

World Interfaith Harmony Week


 

Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria: Religion and Civil Society
Geneva, Switzerland - UPF convened a special program entitled "Geneva: Track II" in Geneva, Switzerland on Jan. 23-25, 2014, concurrent with the "Geneva II" inter-governmental conference that aims to bring about a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Syria.   weiter...


 

Pontifical Academy on "Syria: Can we Remain Indifferent?"
Vatican City - UPF's president Dr. Thomas G. Walsh was invited to attend and to offer support to the great work of the Vatican, under His Holiness Pope Francis, in bringing an end to the violence in Syria.   weiter...

The Pontifical Acadamy of Sciences on Syria


 

Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria
Amman, Jordan - The world is painfully aware of the horrific suffering in Syria and yet unable to find a way to end it. A UPF conference from 11.-13. Oct. 2013 was originally called as a small consultation, designed to facilitate in-depth discussion, but it quickly doubled in size.   weiter...

Amman Interfaith Declaration on Peace in Syria


 

Peace Day: Nobel Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu in Vienna
On the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace, UPF-Austria in cooperation with the ACUNS and Art of Reconciliation organized a conference with Nobel Price Laureate Mrs. Rigoberta Menchu at the UN in Vienna on September 20th 2013. The event was supported by UNIS Vienna and the Embassy of Guatemala.   weiter...

Rigoberta Menchu, Peace Nobel Price 1992


 

UPF Celebrates Pan-Africanism and Africa's Rising
New York, USA - Africa Day 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity. A New York 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration for Africa Day was held in then Manhattan Centre.   weiter...


 

CarnaViena 2013 in the Vienna UN: Culture and Creative Economy as basic elements for Sustainability
(Friday July 5th 2013, Vienna International Center) UPF Austria in cooperation with ACUNS Vienna and the Best of the World Network organized a conference as part of the cultural event "CarnaVienna 2013" by ABRASA, an Afro-Brazilian Cultural Point in Vienna.   weiter...


 

Interfaith Pilgrims Gather in Jerusalem for Peace
Jerusalem - Faith leaders from diverse traditions descended on the Holy City of Jerusalem on May 14, 2013 as part of the Middle East Peace Initiative.   weiter...

A Religious Model in Action: Middle East Peace Initiative


 

Culture of War/Culture of Peace
There are many histories of war, but since the dialectic concept of culture of war/culture of peace is a new concept, this is the first time that anyone has attempted to write a history of the culture of war.    weiter...


 

5th Global Forum - UN Alliance of Civilizations
(Vienna 27/28 February 2013) The Global Forum brings together decision-makers, experts, and a variety of stakeholders in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue from all over the world. At a time of dizzying change on a global scale, the Vienna Forum will focus on the promotion of Responsible Leadership in Diversity and Dialogue.   weiter...


 

Interfaith Harmony Week 2013: Conference in the UN
150 people gathererd on February 8th 2013 at the Vienna International Center (UN Headquarters in Vienna) to commemorate the World Interfaith Harmony week 2013. The half-day conference entitled "Cooperation among Religions for a Culture of Peace" was hosted by the Austrian Chapter of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and other organizations.   weiter...

UN Secretary-General's message


 

Dialogue & Alliance: Religion and Peace in the Middle East
(Dialogue & Alliance - A Journal of the Universal Peace Federation, Vol. 26, No. 2, Winter 2012) Interfaith, Multi-Track Diplomacy and Peace, Religion as an Obstacle to Peace? The Arab Spring: Myth or Reality? The UN and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, No Future Without Forgiveness.   weiter...


 

Culture as basic element for sustainability and human rights
(Vienna International Center - UN building) Conference of the Universal Peace Federation in cooperation with ACUNS Vienna and IDEA Society initiated by ABRASA, an Austro-Brazilian NGO.   weiter...


 

Geneva hosted Conference on the Family
(July 5-6 2012) Geneva, Switzerland - UPF-Europe, the Women's Federation for World Peace, the Fribourg Peace Forum and the GIIA organized a conference on the stimulating theme "The Contribution of Families to Peace, Human Development and Prosperity."   weiter...


 

UPF: "Erfolgreicher Kongressveranstalter 2011 in Wien"
Mehr als 300 VeranstalterInnen, die 2011 einen internationalen Kongress nach Wien gebracht haben, wurden am 9. Mai 2012 zu einem Empfang mit festlichem Abendessen in den Festsaal des Wiener Rathauses eingeladen und für ihren Einsatz als "Erfolgreicher Kongressveranstalter 2011 in Wien" ausgezeichnet.    weiter...


 

A New Vision for Peace and Human Development
Paris, France - UPF's first European Leadership Conference of 2012 took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris April 12-13 under the patronage of the Permanent Delegations of the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Kenya to UNESCO.   weiter...


 

Conference in Vienna on Interreligious Dialogue
Vienna, Austria - Two young musicians greeted the audience with the language of music, which can be understood beyond culture and nationality, as they arrived for a conference on "Interreligious Dialogue: The Role of the United Nations and Peace in the 21st Century."   weiter...


 

Europe, Africa and the Culture of Peace
(Malta, November 7th 2011 - Conference Report) Over the decades since the end of European colonisation, the relationship between Europe and Africa has inevitably undergone many changes. A new drive for self reliance has shown a desire to resolve the unfortunate aspects of their colonial legacy.    weiter...


 

Geneva Conference on Multiculturalism and Peace
In recent months Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarcoczy all referred to multiculturalism's failure to deliver cohesive communities with a core of shared values. Cameron stated: "We have failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong."   weiter...


 

Culture of Peace: Scientific Approach
(culture-of-peace.info) This website provides the key research and action papers from David Adams, the director of the United Nations International Year for the Culture of Peace (2000), and from the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace called for by the UN Resolution for a Culture of Peace.   weiter...


 

Communicating Change: Youth Perspectives on Peace
Intergenerational Cooperation brings inspiration to the UN in Vienna: Pictures and reports on the ELC (July 1st-3rd 2011).   weiter...

European Leadership Conference, Wien


 

Nigeria's New Hope for Peace
Abuja, Nigeria - The International Conference Center in Abuja, Nigeria, has hosted many prestigious events in the twenty years since the new federal capital was founded in 1991, but the eleventh stop on the UPF Founder's Peace Tour 2011 on July 17 was surely one of the most memorable.   weiter...


 

Buchtipp: Kultur des Friedens - Bilanz und Perspektive
(friedensnews.at) Mit dem Buch "Culture of Peace. A Concept and a Campaign Revisited" liegt nun eine erste Bilanz des UN-Projekts Friedenskultur vor. Zu Wort kommen die Architekten des Programms wie Federico Mayor Zaragoza, sowie ExpertInnen aus vier Kontinenten.   weiter...


 

Interfaith, the United Nations and Peace in the 21st Century
(Vienna, Dec. 8th 2010) Consultation on an "Interreligious Council" as an organ of the United Nations, introduced by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon in a speech delivered in New York in August 2000, when its establishment at the UN was proposed for the first time.   weiter...


 

Africa reshaping Global Agenda: Africa Day
Speaking at the New York City celebration of Africa Day, May 25, 2010 hosted by the African Union and the United Nations African Ambassadors' Spouses Group (UNAASG), in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that peace and sustainable development in Africa was one of the world body's priorities.   weiter...


 

World Peace Blessing in Wien
(21. Februar 2010, Radisson SAS Hotel, 1010 Wien) Programm: "World Peace Blessing" - Zeremonie, gemeinsames festliches Abendessen, musikalischer Abschluss.   weiter...


 

Global Citizen of Peace
Celebrations of publication of Rev. Sun Myung Moon's best-selling autobiography "As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen" continue to take place around the world. More than 1500 political, media, and community leaders gathered in Washington DC on October 1st.   weiter...


 

Reconciliation: NGO conference at the UN in Vienna
Three hundred participants representing more than 40 NGOs and leaders from civil society gathered in one of the biggest NGO meetings ever held in the United Nations building in Vienna in the UNIDO board room to attend the Austrian event of the Global Peace Tour 2009.   weiter...

Global Peace Festivals


 

London Peace Festival opens in the House of Commons
The London Global Peace Festival began with a plenary discussion on the topic "New Paradigm in a Time of Global Crisis." Rev. Marcus Braybooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths: "We must address the moral vacuum at the center of our society, and we need leaders whose humility is reflected in their public and private life."   weiter...


 

Mongol Costumes - Fashion Show
The Universal Peace Federation in Austria hosted Mongol Costumes presenting one of their three shows of national cultural garments as ambassadors for their culture while the Convention of World Mongolians was held in Vienna.    weiter...


 

Building Bridges to Bethlehem
13 palästinensische Jugendliche aus Bethlehem verbrachten auf Einladung der Initiative 'Building Bridges to Bethlehem' die ersten zwei Juliwochen in Österreich.    weiter...


 

Bericht: Gründungsfeier der Universal Peace Federation
Mehr als 3000 Euro wurden bei Benefizveranstaltung für Baby Hospital in Bethlehem gesammelt. Der "Vienna Peace Choir" sorgte für musikalische Umrahmung, Bericht über Weihnachten in Bethlehem, Vortrag: "Gottes ideale Familie - Modell für den Weltfrieden".   weiter...


 

Der Ort der Religion im säkularen Europa
(iwm.at) Jose Casanova   weiter...


 

Universal Peace Federation - Founders
(September) The UPF and the Peace Councils, which have grown out of the global community of Ambassadors for Peace, are poised to make a significant contribution to peace.   weiter...


 

Gründungsversammlung des Interreligious and International Peace Council - Inauguration in Austria
The IIPC was founded on October 3rd 2003 in New York City where 304 delegates, including 52 guests from the United Nations-all together representing 149 nations-attended the 4-day Inaugural Assembly.   weiter...

Bericht von Heinrich Krcek


 

Towards an Interreligious Council in the Unites Nations
(Vienna, Conference, 31.8.2003) Against the background of growing regional conflict zones and the worldwide threat of terrorist activities, IIFWP calls for political and religious figures to come together to work for common solutions for the world's most urgent problems.   weiter...

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