Ursachen der Konflikte, Flüchtlingselend und Friedensperspektiven in Syrien und im Nahen Osten
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden lud am 16. August 2016 zu einem Informationsabend ein. Vortragende waren Thomas Schellen, Journalist, Editor-at-large für das Executive-Magazine und Hermine Schellen, Generalsekretärin der UPF im Libanon.   weiter...


 

Swiss "Peace Road" Honors Peace Cyclist
Geneva, Switzerland - The 2016 Peace Road urged the UN to open an office in Korea and honored the memory of a well-known peace bicyclist. Several separate groups of participants supported the 2016 event, which was organized jointly by the Swiss chapters of UPF and Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, an affiliated organization.   weiter...


 

UPF joins Interfaith Program at UN Church Center
New York, United States - A diverse group of leaders from spiritual and peace organizations shared speeches, traditions and music during the "Interfaith Celebration for World Peace and Harmony." The meeting was held on July 11, 2016 in the Tillman Chapel of the Church Center for the United Nations, directly across the street from the UN headquarters in New York.    weiter...


 

UPF im Wiener Rathaus als erfolgreicher Kongressveranstalter geehrt
UPF Austria wurde für die im Jahr 2015 veranstalteten bzw. mitveranstalteten Konferenzen wieder als erfolgreicher Kongressveranstalter geehrt. Peter Haider und Elisabeth Cook nahmen mit 350 weiteren Kongressveranstaltern am 11. Mai 2016 in den Festsaal des Wiener Rathauses an einem Festbankett teil.   weiter...


 

Essential role of mothers and fathers - UN-New York, Holy See/UPF
On June 1 the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN in New York co-sponsored by UPF hosted an event entitled "The Importance of Motherhood and Fatherhood" in observance of the Global Day of Parents, which the UN General Assembly initiated in 2012.   weiter...


 

Festival der Nationen: Miteinander leben - Miteinander feiern
Am 19. Juni 2016 fand im Heeresgeschichtlichen Museum zum siebenten Mal das Festival der Nationen statt - eine Reise um die ganze Welt mit Musik, Tanz, Spiel und Spaß. Auf der Bühne haben Kulturvereine, Chöre, Folkloregruppen sowie Kinder und Jugendliche aus verschiedensten Nationen getanzt, gesungen und musiziert.   weiter...


 

Sudan - das Land, wo Weißer und Blauer Nil zusammenfließen
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden (UPF-Austria) lud am 3. Juni 2016 im Rahmen des Projekts "Horn of Afrika"-Friedensinitiative zu einem Informationsabend über den Sudan und andere Länder am Horn von Afrika ein.   weiter...


 

Russian 'Angels' build Bridges of Peace in Italy
Turin, Italy - Using traditional songs and dances of Russia, a group of youthful performers touched the hearts of adults and children in northern Italy. The Angels of Peace, a group of Russian boys and girls between 10 and 15 years of age, visited the northwestern city of Turin and the surrounding Piedmont Region for a series of performances from April 26 to May 6, 2016.   weiter...


 

Global Peace Index 2016 - Global Rankings
The 2016 Global Peace Index media pack includes key media contacts, media releases, research highlights, infographics and key images for download and use by journalists and bloggers.   weiter...


 

Spiritualität und Familie - Basis für eine nachhaltige Zukunft
UPF-Austria veranstaltete von 28. - 29. Mai 2016 in der "Villa Riehl" in Seebenstein gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation für Weltfrieden und der österreichischen Frauenföderation zum Internationalen Tag der Familien ein 2-tägiges Symposium.   weiter...


 

Countering Corruption for Social Peace: Interstate and Intercultural Challenges
UN Crime Commission (CCPCJ) side event organized by the Universal Peace Federation and ACUNS: Wednesday, 25 May 2016 at 1.10 p.m. in the Vienna International Centre, M-Building, M6.   weiter...


 

Why World Peace is Possible - US Perspectives in the Year of Presidential Elections
(Friday, May 20th 2016 um 18:30, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Lecture evening with Paul K. Chappell is a West Point graduate, former army captain, Iraq war veteran, and now international speaker and Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. In cooperation with Peace Museum Vienna.    weiter...


 

Musikalische Frühlingsgrüße - von der Wolga an die Donau
Künstler aus Moskau gestalteten am 17. April 2016 einen musikalischen Nachmittag mit russischen Romanzen, Volksliedern und bekannten Opernmelodien.   weiter...


 

Bosnia in Ukraine - How to break the devil's leg
(eurozine.com) In Ukraine, I confirmed what I learned from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Firstly, you have to talk to your enemy even in the middle of a war, secondly, that dialogue will not be at all easy or pleasant, and thirdly, it is worth trying, since when it does take place, it is almost certain to yield useful results.   weiter...


 

Brazilians Walk for Peace
On April 16, 2016, UPF-Brazil in partnership with the Palhoca City Hall held the 8th Walk for Peace in the Upper Aririu neighborhood of Palhoca. Approximately 800 people - Ambassadors for Peace, families, teachers, students, and local organizations participated in the walk.   weiter...


 

Eurasian Peace Council: Interethnic Cooperation and Interfaith Dialogue for Sustainable Development
Moscow, Russia - Prominent representatives of NGOs, science, and government attended the inaugural meeting of the UPF Eurasian Peace Council. The conference held on April 9, 2016, in Moscow at the historic National Hotel across the street from the Kremlin.   weiter...


 

Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions
Vienna, February 5th 2016 - In the Vienna International Center (United Nations), 250 guests attended the World Interfaith Harmony Week conference on the theme "Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions".    weiter...

Video 1. Session

Video 2. Session


 

Religion and the Sustainable Development Goals

Indonesia: A Model of Moderate Islam

The Role of Religious Studies in Peacemaking


 

International Women's Day observed in Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Eight distinguished Argentinian women were acknowledged for their accomplishments during a celebration of International Women's Day on March 10, 2016. The theme for this year's day was "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality."   weiter...


 

World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - UPF-Malaysia commemorated UN World Interfaith Harmony Week by organizing a one-day pilgrimage to places of worship on February 27, 2016. The program began with welcoming remarks given by Tan Sri Dr. Devaki Krishnan, president of UPF-Malaysia, and an orientation at the Peace Embassy.   weiter...


 

International Leadership Conference Held in Korea
Seoul, Korea - An International Leadership Conference (ILC) convened from Feb. 12 to 16, 2016, in Seoul, Korea, to discuss the theme "Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: The Role of Governments, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations". More than 340 international delegates from 60 nations, including 140 current parliamentarians and 13 government ministers attended the conference.   weiter...


 

Cultural Performance by the Little Angels and the Universal Ballet
Universal Arts Center - The Little Angels theatre in Seoul, February 15th 2016   weiter...


 

Consultations on the Crisis in Syria
Since 2012 the Universal Peace Federation has convened or contributed to a number of civil-society forums on the crisis in Syria.    weiter...


 

Middle East Peace Programs
The Middle East Peace Initiative has been promoting peace since 2003 through dialogue, people-to-people diplomacy, fact-finding trips, interfaith pilgrimages and conferences. It brings religious leaders, parliamentarians, academicians, women leaders, youth and civil society representatives together in Israel, Palestinian Territories and Jordan. Forums explore Track II approaches to the crisis in Syria.    weiter...


 

Informations- und Kulturabend über Eritrea
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden lud am 23. Januar 2016 gemeinsam mit der Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN in Vienna und UNCAV zu einem Informations- und Kulturabend über Eritrea ein.   weiter...


 

UPF-Nepal Chair Appointed As Peace and Reconstruction Minister of Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal - Hon. Ek. Nath Dhakal, chair of UPF-Nepal and South Asia, has been appointed as the Peace and Reconstruction Minister of Nepal, by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. After the oath ceremony Hon. Dhakal and his wife visited UPF-Nepal's Peace Embassy building, where they were greeted by members of UPF-Nepal and Ambassadors for Peace.   weiter...


 

Gesegnete Feiertage und ein erfolgreiches und glückliches Jahr 2016
Die Mitarbeiter der Föderation für Weltfrieden wünschen Ihnen und Ihrer Familie gesegnete Feiertage und allen Friedenstiftern viel Erfolg im Jahr 2016.    weiter...


 

Czechs discuss Human Rights of Children
Prague, Czech Republic - UPF held a conference in the Czech Parliament on the theme "Human Rights and Children in the 21st Century." The conference date of December 14, 2015, was chosen to commemorate Human Rights Day (December 10). Five of the panelists were members of the Czech Parliament, and other speakers came from Slovakia and Austria, with both academia and civil society being represented.    weiter...


 

Toward Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Jerusalem, Israel - From December 1 to 3, 2015 UPF held a Middle East Peace Initiative program at the Jerusalem Dan Hotel. Interfaith leaders, parliamentarians, scholars and civil society leaders from the U.S., Europe and Israel gathered for the three-day conference to consider and formulate prospects for peace in the region.   weiter...


 

Balkans: Mutual Understanding and Cooperation for Peace, Security and Human Development
About 130 participants attended the event, which took place on November 21 and 22, 2015 in the Tirana International Hotel. Speakers came from 12 nations, including seven Balkan countries: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Greece.    weiter...


 

Impressionen von einer Reise nach Brasilien
(Freitag 11. Dezember 2015 ab 18:00 Uhr, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Kultureller Abend - Reisebericht: Peter und Dominique Haider - Musik: Ita Moreno - Buffet mit brasilianischen Spezialitäten.   weiter...


 

Europe-Eurasia Dialogue: Building Trust and Securing Cooperation for Sustainable Development
(Vienna - Austria, October 30th and 31st 2015 at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstrasse 15a, 1040 Vienna) The event is the fifth in a series of Europe-Eurasia leadership conferences aiming at developing partnership and cooperation between the two regions, in place of the friction and at times, open antagonism that has been marking their history, and in light of their critical role for world peace in the 21st century.    weiter...


 

40th Anniversary Celebration organized by UPF-Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil: UPF-Brazil organized an event to celebrate the 40th annivesary of the Unification Movement in Brazil on November 21, 2015 at the Sorocaba Convention Center. Among the more than 200 attendees were the vice president of the legislative assembly of Sao Paulo state and a Brazilian Olympic gold medalist.   weiter...


 

Press release on the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris
Faced with the unprecedented violence which pummeled France on November 13, in the name of the Universal Peace Federation we offer our prayers for the many victims and we express our pain and our sympathy to their families.   weiter...


 

Friedensnobelpreis geht an tunesisches Dialogquartett
Der Preis werde für die Bemühungen um eine pluralistische Demokratie in dem nordafrikanischen Land im Zuge des "arabischen Frühlings" vergeben - so die Begründung für die prestigeträchtige Auszeichnung. Zu dem nationalen Dialogquartett in Tunesien schlossen sich im Sommer 2013 der Gewerkschaftsbund (UGTT), der Arbeitgeberverband (UTICA), die Menschenrechtsliga (LTDH) und die Anwaltskammer zusammen.    weiter...


 

International Day of Peace Observed in Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand - UPF-Thailand observed the U.N. International Day of Peace 2015 with events at more than 1,500 schools and government offices throughout the country, involving more than 1 million people. Since 2009, it has commemorated the day with a one minute of silent prayer, meditation for peace and reading of peace messages.    weiter...


 

International Day of Peace
Each year on September 21, the UN invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities and commemorate the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.    weiter...

Dignity for All - Message of Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations Messengers of Peace


 

10 Years ago: Lincoln Center Address Launches Universal Peace Federation
Can everlasting world peace take root, or are we doomed to repeat the 20th century's dark and oppressive history of war and conflict?"   weiter...

UPF feierte 10. Geburtstag in Seebenstein


 

Prescriptions for Peace Offered at World Summit
Seoul, Korea - More than 200 delegates attended the 3rd World Summit on "Peace, Security and Human Development" held at the InterContinental Hotel August 27-29, 2015.   weiter...

World Summit - Religion's Role in Peacebuilding - Europe and Middle East - Attention to Asia-Pacific


 

First Sunhak Peace Prize Is Awarded in Seoul
Seoul, Korea - The first Sunhak Peace Prize was awarded to Kiribati President Anote Tong and fisheries scientist Dr. M. Vijay Gupta on August 28, 2015. More than one thousand dignitaries, including current and former presidents and other leaders of parliament, academia, business, media and religion from Korea and around the world attended the Ceremony.   weiter...


 

Commemoration of the 3rd Seong Hwa Ceremony of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in Austria
On Sunday, August 30th 2015, the Vienna community of the Unification movement gathered for the celebration of Rev. Moon's third Seong Hwa Anniversary. The day before the event the two halls of the Headquarters of the Unification Movement were carefully prepared for the event. Finally on Sunday we could welcome more than 200 participants - 150 members and 50 guests!   weiter...


 

Netherlanders March for Peace
The Hague, Netherlands - More than 100 people took part in a "Great March for Peace" as the Netherlands' contribution to the Peace Road international initiative. Under the slogan "Renewal of the Road to Peace in Europe and the World," 106 persons took part walking either 10 kilometers or 5 kilometers past 24 famous institutions and monuments in The Hague.   weiter...


 

UPF Celebrates 1st International Day of Yoga
New York, USA - June 21, UPF International celebrated International Day of Yoga at New York's Lincoln Center as a co-sponsor of a program organized by the Global Citizen Forum, founded by Dr. B. K. Modi. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations was also a co-sponsor, and was represented by the High Representative, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.   weiter...


 

Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates Announced
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - Indian fisheries scientist Dr. M. Vijay Gupta and President Anote Tong of the South Pacific island nation of Kiribati have been selected to receive the inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize, a prestigious award given annually to individuals and/or organizations that contribute to global peace through their commitment to environmental sustainability and innovative solutions to conflict-causing crises.   weiter...

Sunhak Peace Prize


 

Festival der Nationen: Miteinander leben, Miteinander feiern
Am Sonntag, den 14. Juni 2015 fand bei freiem Eintritt zum sechsten Mal das Festival der Nationen im Heeresgeschichtlichen Museum statt. Auf der Bühne traten Kulturvereine, Chöre, Folkloregruppen sowie Kinder und Jugendliche aus verschiedensten Nationen auf und ermöglichten so an einem Tag eine unvergessliche Reise um die Welt.    weiter...


 

The UN at 70: Toward a Resolution of Tensions on the Korean Peninsula
Vienna International Center (UN Building), Monday, May 11th 2015, 13:00-17:00. Alongside this year's celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2, two other significant milestones are the 70 years that have elapsed both since the founding of the United Nations and since Korean independence.    weiter...


 

The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea in Vienna
The group's dances are based on Korean legends and regional dances and its costumes on traditional Korean styles. Choral singing by the troupe in many languages is also featured.   weiter...

The Best of Little Angels from Korea

May 2015: Vienna - Fankfurt - London

The Little Angels - Drum Dance


 

25 Years Horn of Africa News Agency
(Friday, 24th April 2015, 12:00 to 13:30, Vienna International Center, Rotunda) Introduction and African music in the Rotunda of the VIC in coordination with the UNIS, AWETHU and UNCAV.The Horn of Africa News Agency (HORNA) has the pleasure to invite you to its 25 years anniversary celebrations.   weiter...

Online Registration


 

The Relevance of Interreligious Dialogue to Sustainable Development
New York, USA - "Both UPF and the UN Alliance of Civilizations share the belief that the promotion of intercultural and interfaith dialogue is the path for people and nations to live in peace and security" stated H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.   weiter...

UNAOC: H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on the Relevance of Inter-religious and Inter-civilizational Dialogue
In September, leaders will converge for the United Nations special summit to adopt the Post-2015 development agenda. We gather here today to affirm the importance of interfaith dialogue as bedrock of sustainable development.   weiter...


 

Holy See: Religions are partners for sustainable development
New York, UN - "Religions and faith-based organizations are partners for sustainable development, and will be potent agents of the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals."   weiter...


 

Beyond the Challenges of Our Time: Transforming the Society, Nation and World
Approximately 150 leaders from around the world gathered in Seoul, Korea, from February 28 to March 4, 2015, to discuss multidimensional solutions to present-day crises and global conflicts at a UPF International Leadership Conference entitled "Beyond the Challenges of Our Time: Transforming the Society, Nation and World."    weiter...


 

The Imperative of an EU-Russia strategic reset
Vienna, Austria - 120 people gathered on February 26, 2015 to attend the panel discussion "The Imperative of an EU-Russia strategic reset" organized by UPF Austria in cooperation with the International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies. Panel: H.E. Anwar S. Azimov, Moscow, former Russian ambassador to the OSCE HQ Vienna and the RF's Delegation Head, the EU - Russia Strategic Dialogue and Dr. Walter Schwimmer, former Secretary General of the Council of Europe.   weiter...


 

UPF Signs Working Agreement with U.N. Group
New York - UPF has signed a working agreement with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a group founded 10 years ago to promote dialogue between the Western and Islamic worlds.   weiter...


 

Nepal Backs UPF Founder's Call for UN Interreligious Council
The prime minister spoke on the occasion of the 16th South Asia Leadership Initiative conference, which was held under the theme "The Increasing Challenges from Extremism to Democracy: Issues and Responses." It took place on Feb. 20/21 2015 at the Malla Hotel in Kathmandu.   weiter...


 

Mitgliedschaft bei der "Föderation für Weltfrieden"
Unsere Föderation ist als gemeinnütziger Verein konstituiert, der sich durch die Beiträge der Mitglieder sowie durch Spenden finanziert. Sie können Ihr Interesse an unseren Aktivitäten dadurch bekunden, dass Sie Mitglied unseres Vereins werden.   weiter...


 

The Importance of Interfaith Cooperation for Securing Peace in the 21st Century
(February 6th 2015, 13:00-18:00, Vienna International Center, C-Building Room C1) The UN designated the first week of February every year as World Interfaith Harmony Week. UPF celebrates this week each year, in a way that encourages understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths.    weiter...


 

World Interfaith Harmony Week
First proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan, just under a month later it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.   weiter...

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 - UN Vienna


 

Jerusalem and the Holy Sites: A Call for Peace at a Time of Crisis
Conference in Jerusalem, January 11-13 2015: Topics in cluded "The Temple Mount and Jerusalem - Spiritual, Religious and Moral Aspects, Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Soft-Power Solutions, Jerusalem and the Holy Sites - Political, Regional and International Aspects".    weiter...


 

Russian Students and the Value of Volunteerism
The forum organizer was the Kirov Region youth organization YUKONA, which seeks to encourage social activity among young people, with support from the Kirov Administration for Youth, Physical Culture and Sports and the Kirov City Department for Education.   weiter...


 

Mein Leben für den Weltfrieden
(Kando Verlag) Erste deutschsprachige Auflage der Autobiografie von Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. "Moon hat sich auf der globalen Bühne als großer Friedenstifter etabliert. Als führender Kopf im interreligiösen Dialog trägt er zur Verständigung zwischen Menschen unterschiedlichster Provenienz bei und damit zum Frieden und zur Sicherheit in der Welt", Alexander Haig.   weiter...

Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon - 1920-2012


 

Moldova: Eurasia-Europe Dialogue for Peace
Chisinau, Moldova - The conference "Eurasia-Europe Dialogue for Peace" took place Dec. 5-7, 2014 in the capital city of Moldova. Before an audience of 120 participants, the conference was opened by the First Lady of Moldova Mrs. Margareta Timofti, she was followed by distinguished guest speakers from Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine.   weiter...


 

Activities and Perspectives of UPF International
UPF Austria organized on Dec 7th 2014 a special event with the president of UPF International Dr. Thomas Walsh, who was on a short visit to Vienna after attending a conference in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, on "Eurasia & Europe: Dialogue for Peace".    weiter...


 

Malala: "Will, dass überall Frieden ist"
(orf.at) "Mir ist aufgefallen, dass Menschen mich ganz unterschiedlich beschreiben." Manche nennen sie "das Mädchen, das von den Taliban angeschossen wurde", andere nun Nobelpreisträgerin. "Soweit ich weiß, bin ich einfach nur eine engagierte und sture Person, die eine gute Ausbildung für alle Kinder, gleiche Rechte für Frauen und Frieden in jeder Ecke der Welt sehen will."   weiter...


 

Afghanistan - a Country in Transformation: Promoting Peace and Development through Art
The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna, ACUNS Vienna Liaison Office and UNODC organized a colloquium: "Afghanistan - a Country in Transformation: Promoting Peace and Development through Art" on 2 December 2014 in the Vienna International Center. There the Ambassador for Peace Award was granted by UPF to the best known Afghan singer and UN Goodwill Ambassador Farhad Darya, who was the keynote speaker of the event.   weiter...


 

Forum in Geneva on De-escalation in the Korean Peninsula and East Asia
Geneva, Switzerland - UPF organized this forum at the Palais des Nations (UN headquarters) in Geneva on Oct. 31, 2014. Among the topics discussed was a proposal by South Korea to build a large regional UN complex inside the demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea.    weiter...


 

Eine musikalische Reise: Wien-Lemberg-Kiew-Moskau-St.Petersburg
Das Ensemble RONDO DANUBE VIENNA gestaltete am 23. November 2014 einen Abend mit Musik von Johann Strauss bis Tschaikowski. Dazu gab es Gesangs- und Balletteinlagen.   weiter...


 

Global Citizenship & My Faith
On October 14th Youth UPF in Vienna came together to discuss about the role of religions in a pluralistic Europe and a globalized world. Inputs to the discussion about the topic Global Citizenship & My Faith were given from young religious representatives.   weiter...


 

BRICS as a Counterbalance to US and Europe
The BRICS members are all developing fast-emerging economies. Their sixth summit was held in July 2013 in Brazil and hosted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The acronym BRICS was coined by economist Jim O'Neill in a 2001 Goldman Sachs paper entitled "Building Better Global Economic BRICS."    weiter...


 

Is Religion the main Cause of Conflict today?
New report challenges myth of religious violence. The research found no general causal relationship between religion and conflict when looking at all of the current conflicts in the world.   weiter...


 

Indonesia University Hosts International Youth Convention
Medan, Indonesia - In the early morning of Oct. 8 2014, more than 3,000 students lined up to enter the main auditorium of the University of North Sumatra for the International Youth Convention on the theme "Young People of Character-The Hope of the Future" co-hosted by UPF-Indonesia and USU.   weiter...


 

Dialogue & Alliance Interfaith Journal
It promotes conversation and understanding among people of faith for the sake of peace. Now in its 26th year, it is published twice a year.   weiter...


 

International Day of Peace der UNO
Am 21. September 1981 verkündete die Generalversammlung: Dieser Tag soll offiziell benannt und gefeiert werden als Weltfriedenstag (International Day of Peace) und soll genützt werden, um die Idee des Friedens sowohl innerhalb der Länder und Völker als auch zwischen ihnen zu beobachten und zu stärken.    weiter...

Botschaft von UNO-Generalsekretär Ban Ki-Moon


 

Ban Ki-Moon urges leadership to move from 'turbulence' to peace
24 September 2014 - Warning that the world's "fasten seat belt" light is illuminated, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the 69th annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly with a call for decisive leadership at a time when the ghosts of the Cold War have returned and much of the Arab Spring has gone violently wrong.    weiter...


 

Youth UPF-Europe Holds Training in Sweden
Kloten, Sweden - UPF-Europe hosted its first Youth Leadership Training in the scenic village of Kloten in Bergslagen, Sweden. Aug. 20-24, 2014.   weiter...


 

World Summit 2014 addresses Peace, Security and Development
Seoul, Korea - Convened at a time of heightened global concerns about security, UPF's World Summit 2014, August 9-13 was addressed by heads and state and government and first ladies, as well as distinguished leaders from civil society, religion and the private sector. They addressed the issues from national, regional and global perspectives.   weiter...


 

ATOMIC BOMB AWARENESS DAY - GENBAKU-NO-HI 8.8.
(August 8th 2014, UN Vienna International Centre) Mrs. Yuko Gulda in cooperation with UPF, ACUNS and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs Vienna organized the 2014 GENBAKU-NO-HI celebration.   weiter...


 

40 Jahre kulturelle Revolution der Afrobrasilianer
Die "Föderation für Weltfrieden" lud am 18. Juli 2014 gemeinsam mit dem Verein ABRASA ein: Präsentation von Bildern der Ausstellung "A flor da pele" des Malers und Fotografen Marcelo Mendonca aus Bahia. Maria Quiteria, Präsidentin der Uniao dos Municipios da Bahia (UPB) sprach über "Zukunftsperspektiven des Bundestaates Bahia".   weiter...


 

Geneva Conference Links Family to Economic and Social Well-being
Geneva, Switzerland - A conference on "Family Values and Their Link to Economic Well-being and Social Outcomes" took place at the UN headquarters in Geneva June 30-July 1, 2014.   weiter...


 

Middle East Peace Projects
The Middle East Peace Initiative was established in 2003, dedicated to promoting peace and development in the region, with emphasis on interfaith dialogue, people-to-people diplomacy, service projects, conferences and interfaith pilgrimages to the holy sites.   weiter...


 

Angels of Peace - Kindertanzgruppe aus Moskau
Die "Angels for Peace" präsentierten russische Volkstänze und Lieder. 100 Jahre nach dem Ausbruch des ersten Weltkrieges brachten Schulkinder eine Botschaft der Versöhnung.    weiter...


 

Friedensmuseum in der Wiener Blutgasse
In Wien werden die Passanten, die durch die sinnige Blutgasse hinter dem Stephansdom gehen, in Zukunft von vergrösserten Bertha-von-Suttner-Bildern in Fenstern begleitet. Sogenannte "Fenster für den Frieden". Dieser neu gestaltete Innenstadt-Abschnitt ist Teil des "Friedensweges" und des Wiener Friedensmuseums.   weiter...

The Best of the World: Peace Museum opening in Vienna

Die gebeugte Bertha: Suttners Ende in Wien
Die Waffen nieder! machte sie über Nacht berühmt, sie begeisterte Karl May, Tolstoi und Johann Strauss. Aber Bertha von Suttner starb verzweifelt und verhöhnt, genau eine Woche vor dem Attentat in Sarajevo.   weiter...


 

From Conflict to Dialogue on the Korean Peninsula
Vladivostok, Russia - An international conference on "Towards a road map for peace and development in Northeast Asia: From conflict to dialogue on the Korean Peninsula" took place on May 30, 2014 in Vladivostok. The event was attended by 100 experts from Russia, the US, South Korea, China and Japan who discussed issues of security and cooperation in the Northeast Asia.   weiter...


 

Families Matter for the Achievement of Development Goals
UPF-Austria, Vienna - In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family UPF-Austria hosted a conference in Vienna on May 17th 2014. "Strong, well-functioning families can help reduce poverty, improve the wellbeing of mothers, promote gender equality and uphold human rights."    weiter...


 

Ernst Florian Winter: Leiser Abschied eines Weltbürgers
Ernst Florian Winter ist tot. Er heiratete eine Tochter aus der weltberühmten Trapp-Familie und war als Diplomat in 83 Staaten tätig.   weiter...

1945 als erster (österreichischer) US-Soldat im Innviertel

Ernst Florian Winter im Gespräch


 

The History of European Integration and Its Relevance to Japan and East Asia
Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan organized a series of programs April 3-5, 2014 dedicated to the theme, "Peacemaking Processes in Europe: Proposals for East Asia." The featured speaker was Dr. Walter Schwimmer, the former Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and author of "The European Dream".   weiter...


 

Dialogue between Europe, Russia and Eurasian countries
UPF has started several initiatives and organized conferences on this topic like the Baltic Dialogue Initiative and the South Caucasus Peace Initiative. A conference in 2012 in Vienna had as theme "Europe and Russia - Partners in a globalized World".    weiter...


 

The Role of Religions in promoting a Culture of Peace
UPF organized a conference celebrating the World Interfaith Harmony Week in Vienna on Friday, February 7th 2014 in the Vienna International Center (UN).   weiter...

World Interfaith Harmony Week


 

Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria: Religion and Civil Society
Geneva, Switzerland - UPF convened a special program entitled "Geneva: Track II" in Geneva, Switzerland on Jan. 23-25, 2014, concurrent with the "Geneva II" inter-governmental conference that aims to bring about a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Syria.   weiter...


 

Pontifical Academy on "Syria: Can we Remain Indifferent?"
Vatican City - UPF's president Dr. Thomas G. Walsh was invited to attend and to offer support to the great work of the Vatican, under His Holiness Pope Francis, in bringing an end to the violence in Syria.   weiter...

The Pontifical Acadamy of Sciences on Syria


 

Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria
Amman, Jordan - The world is painfully aware of the horrific suffering in Syria and yet unable to find a way to end it. A UPF conference from 11.-13. Oct. 2013 was originally called as a small consultation, designed to facilitate in-depth discussion, but it quickly doubled in size.   weiter...

Amman Interfaith Declaration on Peace in Syria


 

Peace Day: Nobel Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu in Vienna
On the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace, UPF-Austria in cooperation with the ACUNS and Art of Reconciliation organized a conference with Nobel Price Laureate Mrs. Rigoberta Menchu at the UN in Vienna on September 20th 2013. The event was supported by UNIS Vienna and the Embassy of Guatemala.   weiter...

Rigoberta Menchu, Peace Nobel Price 1992


 

UPF Celebrates Pan-Africanism and Africa's Rising
New York, USA - Africa Day 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity. A New York 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration for Africa Day was held in then Manhattan Centre.   weiter...


 

CarnaViena 2013 in the Vienna UN: Culture and Creative Economy as basic elements for Sustainability
(Friday July 5th 2013, Vienna International Center) UPF Austria in cooperation with ACUNS Vienna and the Best of the World Network organized a conference as part of the cultural event "CarnaVienna 2013" by ABRASA, an Afro-Brazilian Cultural Point in Vienna.   weiter...


 

Interfaith Pilgrims Gather in Jerusalem for Peace
Jerusalem - Faith leaders from diverse traditions descended on the Holy City of Jerusalem on May 14, 2013 as part of the Middle East Peace Initiative.   weiter...

A Religious Model in Action: Middle East Peace Initiative


 

Dialogue & Alliance: Religion and Peace in the Middle East
Scholars, religious leaders, and peace activists from the Middle East, Europe, and North America share insights and experiences in a setting of mutual respect.   weiter...


 

Culture of War/Culture of Peace
There are many histories of war, but since the dialectic concept of culture of war/culture of peace is a new concept, this is the first time that anyone has attempted to write a history of the culture of war.    weiter...


 

5th Global Forum - UN Alliance of Civilizations
(Vienna 27/28 February 2013) The Global Forum brings together decision-makers, experts, and a variety of stakeholders in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue from all over the world. At a time of dizzying change on a global scale, the Vienna Forum will focus on the promotion of Responsible Leadership in Diversity and Dialogue.   weiter...


 

Interfaith Harmony Week 2013: Conference in the UN
150 people gathererd on February 8th 2013 at the Vienna International Center (UN Headquarters in Vienna) to commemorate the World Interfaith Harmony week 2013. The half-day conference entitled "Cooperation among Religions for a Culture of Peace" was hosted by the Austrian Chapter of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and other organizations.   weiter...

UN Secretary-General's message


 

Dialogue & Alliance: Religion and Peace in the Middle East
(Dialogue & Alliance - A Journal of the Universal Peace Federation, Vol. 26, No. 2, Winter 2012) Interfaith, Multi-Track Diplomacy and Peace, Religion as an Obstacle to Peace? The Arab Spring: Myth or Reality? The UN and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, No Future Without Forgiveness.   weiter...


 

Culture as basic element for sustainability and human rights
(Vienna International Center - UN building) Conference of the Universal Peace Federation in cooperation with ACUNS Vienna and IDEA Society initiated by ABRASA, an Austro-Brazilian NGO.   weiter...


 

Geneva hosted Conference on the Family
(July 5-6 2012) Geneva, Switzerland - UPF-Europe, the Women's Federation for World Peace, the Fribourg Peace Forum and the GIIA organized a conference on the stimulating theme "The Contribution of Families to Peace, Human Development and Prosperity."   weiter...


 

UPF: "Erfolgreicher Kongressveranstalter 2011 in Wien"
Mehr als 300 VeranstalterInnen, die 2011 einen internationalen Kongress nach Wien gebracht haben, wurden am 9. Mai 2012 zu einem Empfang mit festlichem Abendessen in den Festsaal des Wiener Rathauses eingeladen und für ihren Einsatz als "Erfolgreicher Kongressveranstalter 2011 in Wien" ausgezeichnet.    weiter...


 

A New Vision for Peace and Human Development
Paris, France - UPF's first European Leadership Conference of 2012 took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris April 12-13 under the patronage of the Permanent Delegations of the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Kenya to UNESCO.   weiter...


 

Conference in Vienna on Interreligious Dialogue
Vienna, Austria - Two young musicians greeted the audience with the language of music, which can be understood beyond culture and nationality, as they arrived for a conference on "Interreligious Dialogue: The Role of the United Nations and Peace in the 21st Century."   weiter...


 

Europe, Africa and the Culture of Peace
(Malta, November 7th 2011 - Conference Report) Over the decades since the end of European colonisation, the relationship between Europe and Africa has inevitably undergone many changes. A new drive for self reliance has shown a desire to resolve the unfortunate aspects of their colonial legacy.    weiter...


 

Geneva Conference on Multiculturalism and Peace
In recent months Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarcoczy all referred to multiculturalism's failure to deliver cohesive communities with a core of shared values. Cameron stated: "We have failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong."   weiter...


 

Culture of Peace: Scientific Approach
(culture-of-peace.info) This website provides the key research and action papers from David Adams, the director of the United Nations International Year for the Culture of Peace (2000), and from the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace called for by the UN Resolution for a Culture of Peace.   weiter...


 

Communicating Change: Youth Perspectives on Peace
Intergenerational Cooperation brings inspiration to the UN in Vienna: Pictures and reports on the ELC (July 1st-3rd 2011).   weiter...

European Leadership Conference, Wien


 

Nigeria's New Hope for Peace
Abuja, Nigeria - The International Conference Center in Abuja, Nigeria, has hosted many prestigious events in the twenty years since the new federal capital was founded in 1991, but the eleventh stop on the UPF Founder's Peace Tour 2011 on July 17 was surely one of the most memorable.   weiter...


 

Buchtipp: Kultur des Friedens - Bilanz und Perspektive
(friedensnews.at) Mit dem Buch "Culture of Peace. A Concept and a Campaign Revisited" liegt nun eine erste Bilanz des UN-Projekts Friedenskultur vor. Zu Wort kommen die Architekten des Programms wie Federico Mayor Zaragoza, sowie ExpertInnen aus vier Kontinenten.   weiter...


 

Interfaith, the United Nations and Peace in the 21st Century
(Vienna, Dec. 8th 2010) Consultation on an "Interreligious Council" as an organ of the United Nations, introduced by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon in a speech delivered in New York in August 2000, when its establishment at the UN was proposed for the first time.   weiter...


 

Africa reshaping Global Agenda: Africa Day
Speaking at the New York City celebration of Africa Day, May 25, 2010 hosted by the African Union and the United Nations African Ambassadors' Spouses Group (UNAASG), in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that peace and sustainable development in Africa was one of the world body's priorities.   weiter...


 

World Peace Blessing in Wien
(21. Februar 2010, Radisson SAS Hotel, 1010 Wien) Programm: "World Peace Blessing" - Zeremonie, gemeinsames festliches Abendessen, musikalischer Abschluss.   weiter...


 

Global Citizen of Peace
Celebrations of publication of Rev. Sun Myung Moon's best-selling autobiography "As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen" continue to take place around the world. More than 1500 political, media, and community leaders gathered in Washington DC on October 1st.   weiter...


 

Reconciliation: NGO conference at the UN in Vienna
Three hundred participants representing more than 40 NGOs and leaders from civil society gathered in one of the biggest NGO meetings ever held in the United Nations building in Vienna in the UNIDO board room to attend the Austrian event of the Global Peace Tour 2009.   weiter...

Global Peace Festivals


 

London Peace Festival opens in the House of Commons
The London Global Peace Festival began with a plenary discussion on the topic "New Paradigm in a Time of Global Crisis." Rev. Marcus Braybooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths: "We must address the moral vacuum at the center of our society, and we need leaders whose humility is reflected in their public and private life."   weiter...


 

Mongol Costumes - Fashion Show
The Universal Peace Federation in Austria hosted Mongol Costumes presenting one of their three shows of national cultural garments as ambassadors for their culture while the Convention of World Mongolians was held in Vienna.    weiter...


 

Building Bridges to Bethlehem
13 palästinensische Jugendliche aus Bethlehem verbrachten auf Einladung der Initiative 'Building Bridges to Bethlehem' die ersten zwei Juliwochen in Österreich.    weiter...


 

Bericht: Gründungsfeier der Universal Peace Federation
Mehr als 3000 Euro wurden bei Benefizveranstaltung für Baby Hospital in Bethlehem gesammelt. Der "Vienna Peace Choir" sorgte für musikalische Umrahmung, Bericht über Weihnachten in Bethlehem, Vortrag: "Gottes ideale Familie - Modell für den Weltfrieden".   weiter...


 

Der Ort der Religion im säkularen Europa
(iwm.at) Jose Casanova   weiter...


 

Universal Peace Federation - Founders
(September) The UPF and the Peace Councils, which have grown out of the global community of Ambassadors for Peace, are poised to make a significant contribution to peace.   weiter...


 

Gründungsversammlung des Interreligious and International Peace Council - Inauguration in Austria
The IIPC was founded on October 3rd 2003 in New York City where 304 delegates, including 52 guests from the United Nations-all together representing 149 nations-attended the 4-day Inaugural Assembly.   weiter...

Bericht von Heinrich Krcek


 

Towards an Interreligious Council in the Unites Nations
(Vienna, Conference, 31.8.2003) Against the background of growing regional conflict zones and the worldwide threat of terrorist activities, IIFWP calls for political and religious figures to come together to work for common solutions for the world's most urgent problems.   weiter...

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