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Seiko Lee Benefizkonzert für Syrische Flüchtlingsfamilien
Samstag, 21. Oktober 2017, Einlass 16:00 - Beginn 17:00, Kulturzentrum St. Ephrem, Stefan Fadinger-Platz 1, 1100 Wien. Eintrittsspende: 15 EUR für Familien - 10 EUR Einzelticket - 5 EUR Studenten. Lieder: Mascagni's Ave Maria, O Mio Babbino Caro, The Rose ... und mehr weiter...
Beyond Refugee Crisis and Human Trafficking, Perspectives for the Youth in the Horn of Africa with a special Focus on Eritrea
(Friday, November 3rd 2017 at 6:00 pm in Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Speakers: Adem Osman, Embassy of Eritrea to the UN in Geneva. Dr. Walter Lichem, retired Austrian Ambassador. DI Abdallah Sharief, Pres. of UNCAV. Fartun Omer from Somalia. Yared Tesfay, Director Media Affairs Embassy of Eritrea to UK. weiter...
Peace Road Austria 2017
UPF OÖ beteiligte sich am 30. Sept. 2017 am weltweiten Projekt Peace Road mit einer Radtour vom Friedensdenkmal in St. Ulrich hinein ins Ennstal, über Ternberg bis zur Friedensbrücke vor dem Forstmuseum in Reichraming. weiter...
Die Schönheiten Tschechiens in 3D
(Donnerstag, 12. Oktober 2017, 19:00 Uhr, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) 1. Teil: Vortrag von Günther Gerlich - 3D Brillen werden zur Verfügung gestellt. 2. Teil: Präsentation des Kurortes Luhacovice, der aufgrund seiner Mineralquellen und günstigen Klimabedingungen als bedeutendster und ältester Kurort Mährens gilt. weiter...
Gegen Atomwaffen: Friedensnobelpreis an ICAN-Kampagne
Die Internationale Kampagne für die Abschaffung von Atomwaffen (ICAN) wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2017 ausgezeichnet. Die Organisation erhalte die Auszeichnung für "ihre Arbeit, Aufmerksamkeit auf die katastrophalen Konsequenzen von Atomwaffen zu lenken", gab das Nobelkomitee in Oslo bekannt. weiter...
Culture and Peace in the Balkans: The Role of Parliamentarians
On September 23-24, 2017 the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace was launched in the Balkans in Pristina, Kosovo. The main event was held in a hall at the Kosovo Parliament Building. The conference was attended by highly respected leaders in the Balkans: former President Moisiu of Albania, former President Mesic of Croatia, former President Sejdju of Kosovo and Macedonian Speaker of the Parliament Talat Xhaferi. weiter...
Perspectives for Sustainable Peace in Europe: The UN Vision, the Role of Parliamentarians and Civil Society
Vienna International Centre (United Nations), September 15th 2017 - The Universal Peace Federation and partnering organizations convened a conference commemorating the United Nations International Day of Peace with a special focus on researching the role, which parliamentarians are able to play in securing peace for Europe and its wider neighborhood. Parliamentarians from Italy, Ukraine and the Czech Republik as well as parliamentarians from all political parties represented in the Austrian Parliament presented their perspectives on sustainable peace in Europe. weiter...
Parliamentarians play important role in strengthening foundations for peace, OSCE PA President Muttonen says in Vienna at UPF Conference
Increased contact between civil society actors is a powerful way to reduce tensions and promote co-operation. As parliamentarians, we can help make these contacts happen, by building bridges where others only see walls, said President Muttonen. weiter...
Nepal Delegation visits North Korea
Kathmandu, Nepal - A high-level delegation from Nepal, which included Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, co-chair of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace and former cabinet minister of Nepal, visited North Korea to promote peace and friendship. weiter...
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launches Action Plan for Religious Leaders to prevent Incitement to Violence
Around the world, we see how religion is being twisted and cynically manipulated, stressed the Secretary-General, speaking at the launch of an initiative to prevent atrocity crimes, which include genocide, crimes against humanity weiter...
Launch of the Global Plan of Action for Religious Leaders
ASMARA - City of Dreams - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Vienna, July 15th 2017 - 150 guests attended an event with the title "ASMARA - City of Dreams" celebrating the designation of the capital of Eritrea as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. This proclamation ends a long-running quest by Eritrean authorities. The event was organized by UPF Austria together with the Permanent Mission of Eritrea at the UN in Vienna, UNCAV and the "Horn of Africa" Peace Initiative. weiter...
ASMARA - Symbol of Pride - Video-Report
International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace launched in Myanmar
Naypyidaw, Myanmar - The Myanmar chapter of IAPP was launched on July 3, 2017, at the Hilton Hotel in Naypyidaw, the country's capital. Prior to the launching, in the morning of that day, the state counsellor and minister of foreign affairs of Myanmar, H.E. Aung San Suu Kyi, received a courtesy call from the UPF delegation. weiter...
Preventing Radicalization was discussed in House of Lords
London, United Kingdom - The House of Lords was the setting for an important and timely discussion, organized by UPF-UK, on preventing radicalization. The event, held on June 28, 2017, was kindly hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma. Emmanuel Dupuy, a journalist, consultant, teacher in geopolitics and researcher in geopolitical issues, offered a French perspective. weiter...
Inauguration of the IAPP in Israel
Jerusalem, Israel - The national inauguration of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was held at Israel's parliament, the Knesset, on June 21, 2017. Seven current Knesset members and one former Israeli government minister, as well as an international delegation, comprising parliamentarians from five nations, led by UPF International president, Dr. Thomas Walsh participated in the program. weiter...
Sarajevo, the Jerusalem of Europe - Building bridges between the Orient and Europe
(Friday June 16th 2017, 18:00 (6:00 pm), Seidengasse 28 im Hof rechts, 1070 Vienna) Speaker: Univ. Prof. Mirnes ef. Kovac, Professor of the Islamic Theological University of Sarajevo, editor of PREPOROD, the Official Journal of the Islamic Community of Bosnia. weiter...
One - The Light Common to Everyone
(Mirnes Kovac - huffingtonpost.com) First Cannes Lion(s) for Bosnia and Herzegovina! The book "One" won two bronze and one silver Lions in Cannes. The project was jointly produced by Serbian agency New Moment New Ideas Company and Y&R Dubai for Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina. weiter...
Interreligious Celebration - UN International Day of Families
UPF Austria, Vienna, May 14th 2017 - The UN International Day of Families was celebrated at the Vienna HQ of the Unification movement by UPF, the Womens' Federation and the Family Federation. The topic given by the United Nations for this year was "Families, education and well-being". weiter...
Populism, Integration & the future of Europe
On May 22nd 2017 Youth UPF Austria organized a panel discussion at the University of Vienna. Continuing a series of discussions under the theme "Walls or Bridges?", the discussion reflected on the roots and meaning of populism, as well as the new challenges for integration in Europe and Austria. weiter...
Zeitzeugen der Aufbruchszeit nach dem 2. Weltkrieg im Gespräch mit der Jugend des 21. Jahrhunderts
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden lud am 25. April 2017 zu einem Gespräch mit Dr. Walther Lichem ein. weiter...
UPF World Summit 2017 in South Korea
Seoul, Korea - The fourth World Summit on "Peace, Security and Human Development" concluded with a new assembly of parliamentarians for peace and the return of a historic assembly of scientists. weiter...
International Parliamentarians in the Korean National Assembly
World Summit 2017 concludes with IAPP and ICUS Assemblies
UPF OÖ: Was verbindet die Religionen der Welt?
Universal Peace Federation OÖ und die Friedensakademie Linz veranstalteten drei Abende zum Thema: Was verbindet die Religionen der Welt? Vom ehemaligen katholischen Konzilstheologen Hans Küng stammt die Idee eines "Weltethos". weiter...
World Interfaith Harmony Week: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones - The role of Religions
UPF Austria, Vienna International Centre (United Nations), January 27th 2017 - Commemorating the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017, the Universal Peace Federation organized a conference addressing the role of religions in conflict situations, which was attended by 200 guests. It was the 5th annual celebration of this special week since 2013. weiter...
SUNHAK Peace Prize
Dr. Gino Strada, an Italian surgeon, and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, an Afghan women's education professor, were selected as co-recipients of the prize. The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony was held on February 3rd 2017 in Seoul, Korea, at the Jamsil, Lotte Hotel World. Over 800 people from more than 100 countries around the world were in attendance, including current and former parliamentarians. weiter...
Südsudan - der jüngste Staat Afrikas
(Dienstag, 10. Januar 2017, 19:00 Uhr, Seidengasse 28 im Hof rechts, 1070 Wien) Die Republik Südsudan erlangte am 9. Juli 2011 die Unabhängigkeit vom Sudan. Zuvor war das Gebiet von 1972 bis 1983 und erneut von 2005 bis 2011 eine autonome Region innerhalb des Sudans. weiter...
Syria: Opening Lines of Communication and Soft Power Approaches to Peace
Larnaca, Cyprus - UPF convened a conference seeking solutions for Syria in Cyprus from December 17 to 19, 2016. Amidst the background of global despair and disbelief at the wholesale destruction that heralded the fall of Aleppo in Syria, UPF set modest goals for the conference, aware that doing the alternative would raise false hopes and effectively diminish the sense that anything can be done. weiter...
Search for Balkan Consensus at Sarajevo Conference
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Consensus and cooperation in the Balkan region were the focus of a conference held on December 15, 2016. The conference, held at the Hotel Holiday, was organized by UPF in partnership with the International Institute for Middle East and Balkans Studies, and the Association for B&H-Asia Cooperation, Understanding and Sophistication. weiter...
Washinghton: Launch of International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace
Washington D.C., United States - The conference was held from November 28 to December 1 2016, at the J.W. Marriott hotel under the theme "Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: The Role of Government, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations." More than 200 leaders from 54 nations attended the assembly, which was organized jointly by UPF and The Washington Times Foundation. weiter...
Sunhak Peace Prize 2017 Laureates announced
2017 Sunhak Peace Prize focuses on the Global Refugee Crisis: On November 29, 2016, Dr. Gino Strada from Italy and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi from Afghanistan were revealed as the recipients of the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize at a banquet held at the International Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. weiter...
Walls or Bridges?
(Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2016 19:00 - 21:00 Uhr, Lassingleitnerplatz 2/3, 1020 Wien) Youth UPF Austria invites you to our discussion on the topic of migration, from an individual perspective to a global one. In order to provide you a time and space to gather information and reflect on this pertinent issue, we offer the two following panels: Storytelling - My Journey, My Vision & New Trends in Global Politics: Migration and the Rise of Populism. weiter...
Dialogue & Alliance
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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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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) was
founded in the hope of building a world in which peoples, cultures, races,
religions, and nationalities could live together in harmony, mutual respect,
cooperation, and universal prosperity.
A unique feature of UPF's vision is the inclusion of the world's religious
leaders, who bear the wisdom of their respective traditions, in the pursuit
Peace and Security
Marriage and Family
United Nations Relations
Religious Youth Service
Bering Strait Project
Ambassador for Peace
Renewing the UN
Middle East Peace Initiative
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