UPF Europe Newsletter December 2017

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Activities

IAPP Holds Conference on Radicalization at European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium—A series of IAPP inaugural meetings in Europe in 2017 culminated in a conference in the European Parliament.


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IAPP Is Launched in Albania

Tirana, Albania—Approximately 140 people attended the Albanian inauguration of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP).


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IAPP is inaugurated in Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia—Three members of Parliament were among the 50 attendees of the national launch of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace.


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Parliamentarians’ Organization Launched in Italy

Rome, Italy—The International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace had its Italian inauguration at a conference in the Parliament.


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IAPP Is Launched in Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic—The International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace had its national inauguration at a conference held in the Czech Parliament.


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Austria ‘Peace Road’

Reichraming, Austria—UPF of Upper Austria, in cooperation with three communities and their mayors, held a Peace Road bicycling tour through the scenic Steyr-Land district.


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Irish ‘Peace Road’ Passes a Battlefield and a Border

Carlingford, Ireland—The 2017 Peace Road event saw 15 participants bicycling to the border with Northern Ireland.


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United Nations

Human Rights Day: UN launches campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration

10 December 2017 – The United Nations on Sunday kicked off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary.


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UPF attended the UN Women’s Guild annual International Charity Bazaar in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 Nov. 2017 -  UPF Representatives attended and supported the 2017 International Charity Bazaar organized every year in Geneva by the United Nations Women's Guild.


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International Day of Peace Observed in Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark—About 150 people attended a UPF commemoration of the International Day of Peace held at UN City, one of Copenhagen’s well-known landmarks.


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International Day of Peace Observed in Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart, Germany—UPF and the Stuttgart House of Religions joined forces to commemorate the 2017 UN International Day of Peace.


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International Day of Peace Observed in United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom—UPF-UK commemorated the UN International Day of Peace by holding a discussion on the theme “How Do We Stop the Next War?”


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International Day of Peace Observed in Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia—“Peace Is More Than Just the Absence of War” was the theme of the UPF-Slovakia program honoring the 2017 UN International Day of Peace.


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International Day of Peace Observed in Düsseldorf, Germany

Düsseldorf, Germany—The 2017 International Day of Peace was commemorated with a discussion of Syria and a proposal for bringing peace there.


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Malta ‘Peace Road’ Held on International Day of Peace

Valletta, Malta—About 35 Maltese celebrated their nation’s Independence Day and the UN International Day of Peace simultaneously by taking part in a Peace Road event.


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International Day of Peace Observed in Paris, France

Paris, France—The 2017 International Day of Peace was celebrated at an evening program with the theme given by the United Nations: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”


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Kosovo Holds ‘Peace Road’ on International Day of Peace

Pristina, Kosovo—UPF and affiliated organizations celebrated the 2017 UN International Day of Peace by holding a Peace Road event in the capital.


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Expert opinions

A peaceful and silent revolution

Dr Miguel Cano Jiménez expands on his explanation of the need for an ethics education for peace.


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Intervention of Karl-Christian Hausmann at the European Parliament

Karl-Christian Hausmann explains the purpose of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) at the UPF Conference on "Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Europe: Focus on Prevention" at the European Parliament in Brussels.


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Intervention of Senator Jean-Marie Bockel at the European Parliament

Senator Jean-Marie Bockel describes the work of the territorial delegation of the French Senate at the UPF Conference on "Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Europe: Focus on Prevention" at the European Parliament in Brussels.


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