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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.

In the unity of our nations rests the glorious future of our peoples.
Simon Bolivar

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Concert in London Raises Funds for North Korean Children's Hospital
By UPF - UK  
Saturday, 12 April 2014

London, UK - A charitable concert at 43 Lancaster Gate, London, on April 12 raised funds for humanitarian projects to benefit North Korean children. UPF-UK, Youth UPF-UK and the International Relief and Friendship Foundation-UK partnered with the Red Cross of North Korea to set up and supply a children's hospital in Nam Po near the country's capital of Pyongyang, where currently there is none.

Free Medical Clinic Held in Nepal
By Dr. Robert S. Kittel, Director of Peace Education, UPF-Asia  
Sunday, 09 March 2014

Kathmandu, Nepal — “I am very, very happy to serve the Nepalese people. I have traveled to more than six countries and find Nepalese people humble and sincere,” said Dr. Shirahisi Hiroshi, an ophthalmologist, from the Isshin Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, after serving at a free medical clinic March 7-9, 2014 in Banepa, on the outskirts of the capital of Nepal.

UPF-Moldova Collects Clothing for Syrian Refugees
By Mihai Calestru, UPF-Moldova  
Friday, 03 January 2014

Chisinau, Moldova - UPF-Moldova, in cooperation with the Moldovan branch of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and other volunteers, organized a collection of clothing and shoes for Syrian refugees over the Christmas holidays.

Ural Students Bring Christmas Joy to Orphans
By UPF - Russia  
Thursday, 19 December 2013

Yekaterinburg, Russia - Christmas and New Year’s Day are a special time of the year, combining spirituality and joy. Perhaps that is why so many people feel the need to help those who are in a difficult situation in December and January. Twenty-three students from the Ural Federal University visited an orphanage on Dec. 19 to bring Christmas joy to the children.

Youth Volunteers as Peacebuilders in Europe and Eurasia
By Youth UPF Europe  
Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Paris, France - Youth delegations from Europe and Eurasia who had come to Paris for a European Leadership Conference also met separately to discuss youth volunteerism as a way to bring the two regions closer. The young delegates were participants in the conference entitled “Eurasia and Europe: Cooperating for a Culture of Peace and Human Development,” which was jointly organized by UPF and the Women’s Federation for World Peace on Dec. 3 and 4, 2013.

UPF Office of Education and Development Hosts African First Ladies
By Mrs. Kathy Rigney, Regional Chair, UPF-Africa  
Monday, 02 December 2013

Las Vegas, USA - Delegations from Mali, Nigeria and Guinea Bissau visited Las Vegas in 2013 to discuss concepts related to peace and conflict resolution, study UPF's principles of peace and experience the area's wonders of nature and human creation. In the "Shining City," religious, political, business and educational leaders forged relationships with local dignitaries, academics and business leaders that can have a significant impact on their countries.

Malaysian Villagers Receive Free Health Screening
By UPF - Malaysia  
Saturday, 23 November 2013

Kampung Pos Raya, Malaysia - About 100 people from one of Malaysia’s aboriginal tribes received a free health screening organized by UPF-Malaysia on Nov. 23, in the Simpang Pulai area of Ipoh, the capital of Perak state.

UPF Appeals for Aid to Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines
By UPF International  
Thursday, 07 November 2013

UPF wants to do all it can to help the people of the Philippines, a nation where the UPF has been very active throughout the past decade. We are appealing for aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines Nov. 7, creating massive destructive loss of life and displacement of persons without adequate water, housing or sanitation. Friends and Ambassadors for Peace are encouraged to contribute as much as they can.

Service Project in Georgia Brings Together South Caucasus Youth
By UPF - Georgia  
Sunday, 28 July 2013

Zugdidi, Georgia - A Religious Youth Service project July 20-28 in western Georgia's historic province of Samegrelo included renovating the social center, doing ecological activities, visiting places of worship of various religions, participating in character education activities, and competing in sport programs. There were memorable opportunities for international participants to do sightseeing, enjoy fun activities, and go on cultural visits.

UPF Offers Aid to Marshall Islands Drought Victims
By Kenichi Ito, Secretary General, UPF-Marshall Islands  
Monday, 17 June 2013

Majuro, Marshall Islands - The northern part of the Marshall Islands has experienced severe drought for the past several months. With no rainfall and lack of water for irrigation, crops have been dying, and people are suffering from a shortage of drinking water. UPF-Marshall Islands offered a donation of US$600 on June 17 to the government to help provide relief.

Global Day of Parents Observed in Hong Kong
By UPF - Hong Kong  
Sunday, 16 June 2013

Hong Kong, China - The UN Global Day of Parents was the occasion to share gifts and expressions of love to families and elderly people in Hong Kong on June 16.

Free Juice Distributed on Buddha Jayanti in Kathmandu
By Dr. Robert S. Kittel, Director of Peace Education, UPF-Asia  
Saturday, 25 May 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - Free juice was distributed on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, May 25, 2013, in Ananda Ktu Vihar, Swoyambhu, a World Heritage Site sacred to Buddhists in Kathmandu, Nepal. From morning until evening people from all walks of life paid their respects to the Buddha. Overall, more than 5,000 people attended. UPF volunteers offered juice and mineral water to children, women, the elderly, devotees, scouts, security personal and people in general.

Spring Week of Goodness Campaign Launched in Moscow
By UPF - Russia  
Friday, 26 April 2013

The long-awaited Spring Week of Goodness under the motto "We are creating our future together!" was launched in Russia on April 20. Each year there is a growing number of people wishing to participate in cleaning streets and parks, planting trees, giving charity concerts, assisting children and war veterans, and taking part in sports activities. Each year, UPF and the Young Ambassadors for Peace organize various events during Russia's Spring Week of Goodness. This year events took place in Moscow and Novosibirsk.

Taiwan and Nepalese Medical Volunteers Serve in Nepal
By UPF - Nepal  
Friday, 15 March 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - The International Cultural Educational Foundation (ICEF) of Taiwan and Nepal along with UPF-Nepal jointly organized free medical service programs in Nepal on the theme “Health Is Happiness” held March 12-15 in two cities with more than 1,500 people being given free medical services.

Youth Discover Value through Love and Service in Argentina
By UPF - Argentina  
Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Buenos Aires, Argentina - “I came to Argentina with one question: Where does my value come from?” said David Albuquerque when he began his reflection on the different community services that the Generation Peace Academy youth developed in the country beginning January 17.


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