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Online-Conference "Reflecting on 75 years since WWII - Towards a vision for Global Peace & Development Post-Covid-19"
(Tuesday, May 26 2020, 18:00) UPF Europe and the Middle East are pleased to announce the second Peace Talks Webinar. It will feature leading politicians from differeent countries of Europe, who will express their views on the theme.   weiter...


UPF Africa invites to an Online-Conference "Creating an interdependent and prosperous Africa"
(May 25 2020, 15:00 Vienna time) The Africa Day celebration is always an opportunity to reflect on the African Union's transformation and achievements and also to renew commitments to realize the Africa Agenda 2063. UPF has been an active supporter of Africa Day for the past 8 years, hosting events in New York in partnership with the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union at the United Nations.   weiter...

Africa Day - UPF Switzerland (May 25 2020, 18:00 Vienna time)


Peace Talks: USA, China and International Relations in the Post-Covid Era: Cold War or Rapprochement?

A Circle of Light: Statement by Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman of the Universal Peace Federation
There is no "business as usual." The global economy, the global balances of power, and the very process of globalization are all shifting in ways that defy reliable projections in terms of outcomes, or visions of what kind of world we will "return to" post-coronavirus.   weiter...


Internationaler Tag der Familie - offizieller Gedenktag der UNO
(Zoom Online-Konferenz am 14. Mai 2020) 1993 wurde der Internationale Tag der Familie durch das Dokument RES/47/237 in der UNO-Generalversammlung beschlossen und 1994 zum ersten Mal gefeiert. Seit 1996 gibt es jedes Jahr ein anderes Motto, das vom UNO-Generalsekretär und von der Division for Social Policy and Development bestimmt wird.   weiter...

Video von der Konferenz


Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations holds First Webinar
UPF International, New York - The first program for the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations' Spirituality and Justice Initiative webinar series, on the topic "Faith-Based Organizations, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Addressing the Urgent Challenges of Our Time," had over 120 participants from 24 countries. Opening remarks, introducing the mission of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations, were given by Dr. Thomas Walsh and Dr. Michael Platzer (co-chairs, Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations).    weiter...


Reflektion über den World Peace Summit 2020 in Korea - Ausblick auf eine Welt nach "Corona"
(Zoom Online-Konferenz am Donnerstag, den 9. April 2020 von 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr) Sprecher/in: Dr. Afsar Rathor, Projektmanager in UNO-Organisationen und Dr. Ilse Ennsfellner, Consulting in den Bereichen Qualitätsmanagement, Prozessmanagement, Projektmanagement, Beratungskompetenz, WirtschaftsMediation.   weiter...


UPF Europe Newsletter with a special focus on World Summit 2020
From February 3-8 2020 former and current heads of state, parliamentarians, religious leaders, media professionals, academics and businesspeople gathered for an intense five-day program involving conferences, academic symposia, a youth rally, top-class artistic performances and a lot of networking. The summit coincided with the celebration of UPF co-founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon's 100th birthday. For his wife, UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, it was the culmination of a seven-year course since the passing of her husband, during which she has endeavored to carry forward his vision for world peace.   weiter...


Sunhak Peace Prize Recognizes Leading Peacemakers: Ban Ki-Moon, Senegal President Macky Sall and Bishop Munib A. Younan
Seoul, Korea - The 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize award ceremony was held in a grand manner during the World Summit 2020 General Assembly. UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and Sunhak Peace Prize Committee Chair Dr. Il-shik Hong each awarded a medal and plaque, as well as a monetary prize, to the laureates. The ceremony, which was held on February 5 in the main hall of the KINTEX Center outside Seoul, was attended by more than 5000 people, including former and current heads of state and representatives from various governmental, academic, media and religious organizations worldwide.   weiter...


Interreligiöses Frühstückstreffen
Die "Föderation für Weltfrieden" lud am 7. März 2020 gemeinsam mit der "Familienföderation für Weltfrieden" zu einem Interreligiösen Frühstück ein. Nach einem gemeinsamen Frühstück begrü&szlte Peter Haider, Präsident der UPF Austria die ca. 50 Gäste. Mag. Victoria Lobas berichtete über ihre Eindrücke von der heurigen Veranstaltung in der UNO zur "World Interfaith Harmony Week". Nachher sprachen mehrere Teilnehmer des "UPF World Summit 2020 in Korea" über ihre Erlebnisse bei den dortigen Veranstaltungen.    weiter...


The Universal Peace Federation convenes Spectacular World Summit 2020
Seoul, Korea - The World Summit 2020 Assembly took place February 3-8, 2020 in Seoul, Korea. The summit was aimed at addressing critical challenges facing humanity, from climate change to poverty and conflict, bringing together a wide range of experts and stakeholders to deliberate collaboratively, offering insights and recommendations that contribute to building a world of lasting peace. More than 6000 delegates representing 170 countries attended the opening session, including former and current heads of state and government, former and current lawmakers, ministers, religious leaders, journalists, businesspeople, women and youth leaders, Nobel laureates and scholars.   weiter...

World Summit 2020 Participants share Reflections

Academics at Summit Conference Launch Peace Association


World Interfaith Harmony Week - Faith Based Organizations and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
UPF Austria, Vienna International Centre (United Nations), January 31st 2020 - Following up on conferences of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations in Vienna, New York and San Francisco and supported by UNODC, UPF, Growth4Peace, the Women's Federation for World Peace, UNCAV and Youth&Students for Peace organized a conference in commemoration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week.   weiter...

Short film about the conference


Kultur als Botschaft des Friedens
Am 25. Januar 2020 lud UPF Austria zu einem Kulturabend im Rahmen des Festivals "Zauber von Wien" ein. Mehr als 60 Kinder aus der im Ural gelegenen russischen Stadt Tscheljabinsk präsentierten traditionelle Tänze, Musik, Folklore und Gesang.   weiter...


Interreligiöses Frühstückstreffen
Am 11. Januar 2020 lud UPF-Austria gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation für Weltfrieden ein zu einem "Interreligiösen Frühstück" mit dem Thema "Treffen religiöser Leiter aus der ganzen Welt". Vom 27.-29. Dezember 2019 fand in New York, USA, eine Konferenz zur Gründung einer weltweiten Zusammenarbeit zwischen Leitern unterschiedlicher Religionen statt. Sprecher aus allen Kontinenten der Erde bekräftigten ihre Entschlossenheit, durch konfessionsübergreifende Zusammenarbeit zum Frieden in der Welt beizutragen.   weiter...


Herzliche Glückwünsche für das neue Jahr 2020!
Mit einem kurzen Bericht von unserer weihnachtlichen Feier mit Rückblick auf 2019 wünschen Ihnen die Mitarbeiter der Universal Peace Federation Austria ein friedvolles und erfolgreiches neues Jahr 2020. Herzlichen Dank für Ihre/Eure Unterstützung.   weiter...


Africa Continental Summit Convened in Niger
Niamey, Niger - The Africa Continental Summit successfully convened Nov. 27-29, 2019 with the participation of more than 2000 national and international delegates, including current and former heads of state and government from 70 nations across Africa and around the world. Centered on the theme "Building a Peaceful and Prosperous Africa: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values," UPF organized the summit with the full cooperation and endorsement of Niger's government and the support of the representatives of the African Union, ECOWAS and the G5 Sahel.   weiter...


Interreligiöses Frühstück - Franziskus und der Sultan
UPF Austria lud am 30. November gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation für Weltfrieden zu einem Interreligiösen Frühstück mit dem Thema "Franziskus und der Sultan" ein bei dem 80 Personen teilnahmen. Vor achthundert Jahren segelte Franziskus von Assisi nach Ägypten los und erfüllte einen lang gehegten Traum, den Muslimen die Hand zu reichen.    weiter...

Reise als Meilenstein: Papst Franziskus in den Arabischen Emiraten


Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
San Francisco, United States - The Spirituality and Justice Initiative of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations organized two side-meetings to the annual conference of the American Society of Criminology. Building on the momentum of previous meetings held in Vienna, Austria, the coalition hosted a working group meeting at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel on November 12, 2019, and an interfaith program at the historic Grace Cathedral the following day.   weiter...


Southeast Europe Summit explores Peace and Development
Tirana, Albania - Participants from over 50 nations attended the Southeast Europe Peace Summit organized by UPF. The summit, held from October 25 to 27 2019, featured a wide range of activities, which were introduced to the media by former Albanian president H.E. Alfred Moisiu, former US Ambassador to the Balkans Christopher Hill and Summit Secretary General Gani Rroshi. Three main events were held at the 3000 seat Tirana Congress Hall.   weiter...


Interreligiöses Frühstück
Die "Föderation für Weltfrieden" lud am 19. Oktober 2019 gemeinsam mit der "Familienföderation für Weltfrieden" zu einem interreligiösen Frühstück mit dem Thema "Das Zusammenwirken der Religionen im 21. Jahrhundert" ein. Mehr denn je sind wir heute herausgefordert, Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen Religionen und Kulturen zu finden.   weiter...


Spiritualität und Justiz - Kooperationsfelder?
Am 7. Oktober 2019 wurde in Wien eine neue interreligiöse Plattform, die "Coalition of Faith based Organizations" gegründet, die sich in die UNO einbringen und die Rolle der Religionen in der UNO zur Geltung bringen will. Zu Beginn der abendlichen Veranstaltung mit dem Thema "Spiritualität und Justiz - Kooperationsfelder?", bei der über 100 Personen teilnahmen, fasste der österreichische Diplomat Martin Pammer, im Aussenministerium für den Dialog der Kulturen verantwortlich, in seinem Statement den Grundtenor der neuen Initiative zusammen: Religion müsse Teil der Lösung von Konflikten sein und nicht das eigentliche Problem.   weiter...


Spirituality and Justice Initiative
The UN Office of Drugs and Crime on October 7th 2019 hosted a day long event on "Spirituality and Justice" about collaboration with Faith based Organizations (FBOs) at the Vienna International Centre (United Nations) and elswhere. It was opened by the UNODC Director of Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, Dr. Jean Luc LeMahieu and the Permanent Representative of Spain Ambassador Senen Floresa. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Belarus, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Jordan, Lebanon, and Morocco also attended the four sessions. A list of potential topics for discussion was prepared by the Civil Society Team of UNODC.   weiter...


International Day of Peace - Reflecting on a "Peace Road" trip to Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia
On September 29th, 2019 UPF Austria observed the International Day of Peace by holding an interreligious service reflecting on a "Peace Road" trip to Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia which had been undertaken a few weeks before. All the participants of the journey were invited, as well as the members of the Vienna Family Federation.    weiter...


Narrative der Hoffnung: Das urbane Phänomen - Zukunft einer unendlichen Geschichte
(Freitag, 27.9.2019 um 19 Uhr, Seidengasse 28 im Hof rechts, 1070 Wien) In Zeiten großer Veränderungen wird eine immaterielle Ressource zum entscheidenden Faktor für die Weiterentwicklung gesellschaftlicher Systeme: Die Hoffnung. Mit dieser These möchte Stadtforscher Ian Banerjee das Publikum auf eine Reise mitnehmen.    weiter...


PEACE ROAD - A Peace Trip to Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Short film
(6.-10. September 2019: Wien - Zagreb - Orasje - Belgrad - Srebrenica - Sarajevo - Bihac - Wien) Ziel: Frieden, Versöhnung, Kulturaustausch, Freundschaft und Gerechtigkeit. Organisation: Frauenforum Mimosen, Universal Peace Federation, Frauenföderation für Weltfrieden.    weiter...


The ancient science of Kriya Yoga
On 4th September 2019 UPF Austria was delighted to host Paramahamsa Prajnanananda for an informative lecture on "The ancient science of Kriya Yoga" which was attended by 100 guests.    weiter...


Seoul Conference on "Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values"
Seoul, South Korea - More than 300 international participants from 60 nations met from August 15 to 18, 2019 convened for an international conference sponsored by UPF. In addition, delegates were invited to attend a special event to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the passing of UPF co-founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon.   weiter...


UPF Delegation meets with Pope Francis at Vatican
Vatican City - A delegation from UPF International had a private meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis at the pope's office in the Vatican. The delegation consisted of Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, the chair of UPF International, Dr. Tageldin Hamad, vice president of UPF International, and H.E. Hisham Badr, the ambassador of Egypt to Italy and the president of the World Food Programme Executive Board. The thirty-minute meeting took place on July 1, 2019, in the pope's office around a simple desk with His Holiness, the UPF delegates, and an interpreter.   weiter...


Youth & Students for Peace (YSP) - What can I do for peace?
On June 26 2019 YSP Austria organized the first Information and discussion evening about YSP in Vienna, which took place in the office of IAPD Europe that is connected to Peace Museum Vienna. The topic we set for this event was: "What can I do for Peace?"   weiter...

Peace Starts with Me - Vienna Youth Assembly


Economic Potentials and Opportunities in Afghanistan
The Austria-Afghanistan Society in cooperation with UPF and VIDC organized a panel discussion: In times of protracted crises, armed conflicts, deteriorating security and peace talks in Afghanistan, this panel discussion focused on an underestimated, but very important topic: The economy crisis in Afghanistan that has severe implications for the population and is directly related to human security. In this context, the panelists were not only focusing on the big economic picture, but in particular on potentials and opportunities for the population, exploring bottom-up approaches, alternative livelihoods, remittances and how to make a living with small businesses.   weiter...

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Botschaft des Friedens

Gibt es einen Traum, der allen Menschen unabhängig von Geschlecht, Alter, Zeit oder Ort gemeinsam ist? Die Geschichte hindurch sehnten sich die Menschen nach der Verwirklichung einer idealen Welt des Friedens. Friedensbewegungen erreichten unweigerlich ihre Grenzen und scheiterten letztlich, weil sie von unvollkommenen Menschen getragen waren.
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