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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace centered on universal spiritual and moral values.



Every one of us can make a contribution. Something. Just imagine the power of what we can do.
Wangari Maathai

Pillar. Youth and Service

Forum in Paris on Youth and Extremism
By UPF - France  
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Paris, France - A forum on "Youth and Extremism" in Paris Oct. 18, 2014 focused on the current tragedy of young people leaving their families to join the ranks of "jihad" in the Middle East.

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Indonesia University Hosts International Youth Convention
By UPF - Indonesia  
Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Medan, Indonesia - About 3,000 students attended the Oct. 8, 2014 International Youth Convention at the University of North Sumatra on the theme “Young People of Character - The Hope of the Future.”

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Trinidad & Tobago
By Ms Lisa Cowan, Secretary General, UPF-Trinidad & Tobago  
Monday, 22 September 2014

Diego Martin, Trinidad & Tobago – The International Day of Peace 2014 commemorations included a service project on Sept. 21 and a program on Sept. 22.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Sri Lanka
By Dr. Chula Senaratne, Secretary General, UPF-Sri Lanka  
Sunday, 21 September 2014

Gampola, Sri Lanka - A youth workshop and shramadana campaign (volunteer manual work) marked the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2014 in Sri Lanka.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Nepal
By UPF - Nepal  
Sunday, 21 September 2014

Kathmandu, Nepal - The UN International Day of Peace 2014 was celebrated by UPF-Nepal with programs held in Kathmandu, Nepaljung, Pokhara, Chitwan, Dhangadhi and Biratnagar.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Monza, Italy
By UPF - Italy  
Sunday, 21 September 2014

Monza, Italy - UPF and the Women’s Federation for World Peace of Italy organized a conference on the theme of “Education for Peace – Vision and Paths” at the Urban Center in Monza on Sept. 20, 2014, followed by a prayer vigil outside the Town Hall.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Afghanistan
By UPF - Afghanistan  
Sunday, 21 September 2014

Kabul, Afghanistan - The International Day of Peace was celebrated in Kabul on Sept. 21, 2014 by thousands of school and university students, members of civil society organizations, teachers and peace volunteers in a program of speeches, recreational activities and a cleaning project.

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Super-Marathon Aims to Promote Baltic Dialogue
By UPF - Eurasia  
Saturday, 20 September 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia - An international group of long-distance runners set out from St. Petersburg on Sept. 20, 2014, to “run for peace” in a super-marathon through four nations bordering the Baltic Sea.

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Progress Report in Tsetse Fly Eradication Campaign in Africa
By UPF International  
Friday, 19 September 2014

New York, USA - At an informational dinner in New York on Sept. 19, 2014, a progress report was given in the campaign to eradicate the tsetse fly in central Africa and plans to expand the campaign to other parts of Africa.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Albania
By UPF - Albania  
Friday, 19 September 2014

Tirana, Albania - The Albania Academy of Sciences was the setting for an observance of the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 19, 2014.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Thailand
By UPF - Thailand  
Friday, 19 September 2014

Bangkok, Thailand - In schools throughout Thailand, the UN International Day of Peace was observed Sept. 19, 2014, by reading peace messages and observing one minute of silence.

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Seminars and Workshops in DR Congo
By Mr. Michel Futila de Mayeko, Secretary General, UPF-DR Congo  
Sunday, 31 August 2014

Kinshasa, DR Congo - Activities in August 2014 included a youth seminar and workshops on principles of peace.

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Youth UPF-Europe Holds Training in Sweden
By Youth UPF-Europe  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Kloten, Sweden - UPF-Europe hosted its first Youth Leadership Training in the scenic village of Kloten in Bergslagen, Sweden, Aug. 20-24, 2014.
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Religious Youth Service Project Held in Moldova
By Mihai Calestru, Secretary General, UPF-Moldova  
Wednesday, 06 August 2014

Chisinau, Moldova - A Religious Youth Service project in Moldova Aug. 3-6, 2014 included a variety of experiential learning activities and promoted interfaith understanding as well as helping elderly people in the Ialoveni region.

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UPF-France Collects Books for Congo
By Jacques Marion, Secretary General, UPF-France  
Saturday, 02 August 2014

Rouen, France - A 30 cubic meter container filled with donated books left the port of Rouen, France, on Aug. 2, 2014, headed toward Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo.

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