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Genesis 43.23

United Nations News

Mission of Kenya to the UN Hosts Tea Ceremony
By Genie Kagawa, UPF Office of UN Relations  
Friday, 25 May 2012

New York, USA - The Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya, H.E. Ms. Josephine Ojiambo invited 13 diplomats to the Kenya Mission at the UN for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on May 25, 2012.

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UN Plans 20th Anniversary of the Year of the Family
By UPF International  
Tuesday, 15 May 2012

New York, USA - The UN Focal Point on the family invites feedback on preparations for the observance of the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014.

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Side Events of the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
By UPF Office of UN Relations  
Wednesday, 14 March 2012

New York, USA - In parallel and side events during the 56th Session of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women in February and March 2012, UPF representatives emphasized strengthening the family and combating human trafficking.

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Iraq Mission Hosts Event for UN Secretary-General
By Genie Kagawa, UPF Office of UN Relations  
Monday, 05 March 2012

UN Headquarters, New York - The Permanent Mission of Iraq hosted a luncheon on March 5, 2012 with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as keynote speaker on the theme of “The Role of the Secretary-General and the UN in the Empowerment of Women.”

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NGO Conference on Healing the Wounds of History
By Genie Kagawa, UPF Office of UN Relations  
Wednesday, 15 February 2012

New York, USA - The Spiritual Council for Global Concerns Working Group of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (CSVGC-NY) at the UN held a conference on “The Price of Violence and Dividends in Healing the Wounds of History” at the Nigeria House, on Feb. 15, 2012.

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UPF Staff Attend UNITAR Arms Trade Workshop
By UPF Office of UN Relations  
Friday, 10 February 2012

New York, USA - UPF staff participated in a Feb. 10, 2012 workshop entitled “Key Issues for the Negotiation of the Arms Trade Treaty,” co-sponsored by the UN Institute for Training and Research and the Permanent Mission of Australia.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in UN General Assembly Hall
By Dr. Michael Balcomb, Director of Communications, UPF International  
Tuesday, 07 February 2012

A World Interfaith Harmony Week celebration took place on Feb. 7, 2012, at the UN General Assembly hosted by the President, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Explores Visionary Leadership
By Genie Kagawa, UPF International  
Friday, 28 October 2011

New York, USA - The Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, Oct. 20-28, 2011, focused on visionary leadership as a key to solve the challenges facing the United Nations and the world.

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Happy Birthday, United Nations!
By UPF International  
Monday, 24 October 2011

New York, USA - On the 66th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, Oct. 24, 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for unity as the world seeks solutions for the key challenges facing humanity.

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UN Remembers 9/11 Attacks on Tenth Anniversary
By Genie Kagawa, Office of UN Relations  
Wednesday, 14 September 2011

On Sept. 9, 2011, the UN General Assembly convened for a special Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in hopes of moving forward for a better and more secure future for generations to come.

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Missions to the UN Join in Africa Day Celebration in New York
By UPF-International  
Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Top dignitaries from the African Union and the UN, NGOs, families and friends gathered for an Africa Day celebration in New York on May 31, 2011, with the theme “Africa and the Diaspora.”

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International Day of Families Forum Hosted by African Union Mission
By Genie Kagawa, Deputy Director, UPF Office of UN Relations  
Monday, 16 May 2011

New York, USA - Five Permanent Missions to the UN and the NGO Committee on the Family joined UPF in presenting a program on “Addressing Poverty by Strengthening Families” at the Office of the Permanent Observer of the African Union to the UN on May 16, 2011.

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Mission of Tunisia to the UN Hosts Tea Ceremony
By Genie Kagawa, Deputy Director, UPF Office of UN Relations  
Wednesday, 27 April 2011

New York, USA - A Japanese Tea Ceremony was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the UN on April 27, 2011, at the Tunisian House.

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Parallel Event of the 55th Commission on the Status of Women
By UPF International  
Wednesday, 02 March 2011

New York, USA - “Women and the World at a Turning Point”, a parallel event of the UN’s 55th Commission on the Status of Women was held at the Nigeria House on March 2, 2011, hosted by H.E. Mrs. Joy Ogwu, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Focuses on Culture and Peace
Friday, 29 October 2010

New York, USA - The Committee of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns honored the UN’s designation of 2010 as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures in a week of events Oct. 22-28, 2010, that explored the UN's commitment to peaceful resolutions of international issues.

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