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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.




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Dialogue & Alliance

In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons.
Herodotus

Washington DC Forum: Human Trafficking and Poverty, a Critical Connection

Washington DC, USA - A Peace and Security Forum on the topic "Human Trafficking and Poverty, a Critical Connection: Creating a Culture Free of Slavery" took place in Washington DC, USA, on Nov. 6. According to new research, putting the majority of efforts into addressing the demand will result in substantial reductions in modern-day slavery. A cultural shift is needed in order to change the mindset of those promoting the commercialization of the human body.

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Super-Marathon Runners to Link Baltic Nations

St. Petersburg, Russia - An international group of long-distance runners are making plans to “run for peace” in a super-marathon that will take them through four nations bordering the Baltic Sea in the autumn of 2014.

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UPF Appeals for Aid to Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

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.

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Taking UPF's Peace Vision throughout Peru

Building on the momentum of September's International Day of Peace forum in the Peruvian Congress, a number of Ambassadors for Peace traveled throughout the nation to share UPF's peace vision during the month of October. Weekend trips to Oxapampa, Cerro de Pasco, Puno and Trujillo were filled with interviews, marches, rallies and programs explaining UPF's peace principles.

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European, African and Middle Eastern Youth Converge in Malta

Qawra, MaltaThirty-six young people from the United Kingdom, Finland, Austria, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel and Palestine gathered in Malta Oct. 20-27 to share experiences and explore perspectives on the topic of creating “real social change.” The first three days were devoted to getting to know each other. Then participants teamed up to create visual and dramatic presentations to catalyze positive transformation. To read their blog, click here.

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Art Festival and Day of Solidarity in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina  - A colorful art festival and day of solidarity in Buenos Aires on Oct. 19 raised funds for UPF-Argentina's many initiatives and activities. Anticipating Mother’s Day, which was celebrated the following day, UPF's Peace Embassy featured displays of artwork and international cuisine for people to sample while enjoying lively music and dance numbers.

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Religious Youth Service Project in New Delhi

New Delhi, India - St. Stephen's College of the University of Delhi collaborated with UPF to host a Religious Youth Service project Dec. 16-22. Participants had a living experience of India's diverse religions and cultures and made an impact by renovating the Deenbandu Development Center, which offers training and shelter to children in the slums.

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UPF Chapters in Russia and Georgia Celebrate United Nations Day

Calling attention to the challenges of peacebuilding and introducing the UN International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022), UPF chapters in Georgia and Russia organized celebrations of United Nations Day, Oct. 24. "This year again, we saw the United Nations come together on armed conflict, human rights, the environment and many other issues," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "On United Nations Day, let us pledge to live up to our founding ideals and work together for peace, development and human rights." Read reports of programs in Georgia and Russia.

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International Observances

International Day of Families, May 15
Global Day of Parents, June 1

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