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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.



Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza

Ambassadors for Peace Print E-mail


Launched in 2001, Ambassadors for Peace is the largest and most diverse network of peace leaders. They come from all walks of life representing many races, religions, nationalities, and cultures, and commit to:

  • Stand on the common ground of universal moral principles, promoting reconciliation, overcoming barriers, and building peace.
  • Form a global network representing the religious, racial, and ethnic diversity of the human family and all disciplines of human endeavor.
  • Promote reconciliation and cooperation beyond traditional boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity, and nationality.
  • Practice “living for the sake of others” as the guiding principle for building world peace and a global community.
Qualifications
  • Affirmation of UPF’s vision and principles of peace
  • Demonstration of leadership qualities in a given sphere of activity
  • Recommendation by a Senior Member of UPF or an organization affiliated with UPF 

To apply, contact your national chapter (click name for contact information).

Read about the Ambassadors for Peace Women's Initiative and Youth UPF Europe.

Watch videos of Ambassadors for Peace in the UK.
Read a sampling of quotes about peace by Ambassadors for Peace.
Watch a video with quotes from different faiths about one human family under God.

Leadership and Good Governance Award

The UPF Leadership and Good Governance Award is presented on behalf of the Founders, Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, to individuals and organizations manifesting the highest standards of excellence in leadership, integrating professional excellence and practical wisdom with moral and spiritual principles.

Candidates from all fields and realms of governance are considered, including leaders from religion, government, non-governmental organizations, corporations, and educational institutions. Past recipients include current and former heads of state and government, parliamentarians, and religious leaders from throughout the world.

The Leadership and Good Governance Award recognizes those who have demonstrated the leadership principles of the UPF, including fairness, honesty, accountability, transparency, and inclusiveness, based on UPF’s core values of:

  • living for the sake of others in service to God and humanity
  • promoting harmony and cooperation beyond barriers of race, religion, nationality, and culture
  • strengthening marriage and the family as the school of love
  • affirming universal spiritual values

Recent recipients include H.E. Nassir Abdulazziz Al-Nasser, High Representative, UN Alliance of Civilizations; Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, former Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur, and H.E. Henry Konan Bédié, former President of Cote d'Ivoire. To nominate a candidate, contact your local chapter. For a description of good governance distributed by the UN, click here.