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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.

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together.
Kofi Annan

Pillar. Youth and Service

Religious Youth Service Project in Washington DC
By Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Director of Public Affairs, UPF-Washington, DC  
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Washington DC, USA - A Religious Youth Service project in the US capital July 21-24, 2014, introduced young leaders to the vision, spiritual heritage and teachings of various religions as the foundation for developing leadership and peacemaking skills. Participants will also meet with members of Congress and senior leaders of government during the program.

Religious Youth Service Project Held in Washington DC
By Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Director, and Mr. John Haydon, Coordinator, RYS-Washington DC  
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Washington DC, USA - A Religious Youth Service program in the US capital July 21-24, 2014, featured interfaith education, developing personal leadership and peacemaking skills, and planting trees at a Buddhist monastery.

Local and Visiting Youth Share Perspectives at a Druze Community in Israel
By Religious Youth Service - Israel  
Monday, 21 July 2014

Daliat El Carmel, Israel - Israeli youth and visiting youth from Europe and the Americas joined Druze youth for an evening discussion on July 21, 2014 in the Druze community in Daliat El Carmel, northern Israel, culminating a week of service-learning experiences.

International Day of Peace to Be Celebrated with Sport Competitions in Italy
By UPF - Italy  
Monday, 21 July 2014

Monza, Italy - UPF-Italy is organizing sports competitions to commemorate the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2014.

Service Project in Georgia Brings Together Youth Peace Activists
By UPF - Georgia  
Sunday, 20 July 2014

Zugdidi, Georgia - A Religious Youth Service project took place July 13-20, 2014 in western Georgia's historic province of Samegrelo.

American Leadership Conference Held in Washington DC
By Mrs. Susan Fefferman, UPF-Washington DC  
Saturday, 12 July 2014

Washington DC, USA - A conference on the theme “The USA at a Turning Point: Building a Nation and a World of Peace,” at the Washington Times on July 12, 2014, appealed to participants to work together for peace.

Annual Youth Achievement Awards Presented in London
By UPF - UK  
Tuesday, 01 July 2014

London, UK - In an event packed with inspirational stories and aspirational youth, Youth Achievement Awards were presented to young adults who made significant impact on the lives of others July 1, 2014, in of the House of Commons.  

Ecuadorians Beat Italy in Finals of UPF-Italy Peace Cup
By Carlo Chierico, UPF-Monza, Italy  
Saturday, 28 June 2014

Monza, Italy - The ninth annual Peace Cup concluded in June 2014 with the final matches of an eight-team inter-ethnic football tournament in Monza and with women's volleyball and men's football matches that included teams of inmates of the San Vittore Prison in Milan.

Intercultural Dialogue at the University of Vienna
By Youth UPF Europe  
Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Vienna, Austria - Dr. Alexander Karakas, co-founder of the Trialog-Institut, organized a workshop and panel discussion under the title "Between Intercultural Dialogue and Integration" at the Campus of the University of Vienna on June 18, 2014.

Forum in London on Forced Displacement and Migration
By Lauren Turner, Youth UPF UK  
Monday, 16 June 2014

London, UK - In commemoration of World Refugee Day 2014, Youth UPF UK held a forum in London on “Forced Displacement and Migration: Time to Rethink Human Dignity” on June 16, 2014.

Plans to Establish Peace Clubs in Colleges of Education in Nigeria
By Dr. Raphael Ogar Oko, Secretary General, UPF-Nigeria  
Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Abuja, Nigeria - The executive secretary of the National Commission for Colleges in Education has approved the request for partnership by UPF Nigeria to establish Peace Clubs in all the colleges of education in Nigeria.

Religious Youth Service Project to Take Place in Moldova
By Mihai Calestru, Secretary General, UPF-Moldova  
Monday, 09 June 2014

Chisinau, Moldova - A Religious Youth Service project in Moldova Aug. 3-6, 2014 will include a variety of experiential learning activities and service and promote interfaith understanding.

Seminar in Australia on Principles for Building a Peaceful World
By UPF - Australia  
Sunday, 08 June 2014

Tasmania, Australia - UPF hosted a seminar on "Principles for Building a Peaceful World" on June 8, 2014, as part of the UPF/University Soccer Club Project which was established in late 2013.

UPF-Thailand Aids Victims of Earthquake in Northern Thailand
By UPF - Thailand  
Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Chiang Rai, Thailand - UPF-Thailand and its Ambassadors for Peace   , together with the Lions Club of Thailand, traveled to northern Thailand June 2-4 to deliver aid to victims of the May 5, 2014, earthquake.

Youth UPF-Europe Hosts Conversations about a Greater Europe
By Bogdan Pammer, Youth UPF Europe  
Tuesday, 03 June 2014

Vienna, Austria - About 40 people joined Youth UPF Europe's “Conversations about a Greater Europe” in Vienna on June 3, 2014, addressing issues of identity, borders and peace.


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