Geneva, Switzerland—A consultation on creating a chapter of the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) was held at the World Council of Churches offices.
Novazzano, Switzerland—Twelve teams of children from Switzerland and Italy competed in the football tournament known as the Peace Cup.
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.
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland—Twenty couples, representing different faiths and cultural backgrounds, took part in an International Peace Blessing ceremony.
Geneva, Switzerland—The 2017 Peace Road recalled the visits to Switzerland between 2005 and 2011 of the late UPF founder.
Novazzano, Switzerland—Ten teams of schoolchildren took part in the 2017 Peace Cup soccer tournament, which “entertains and socializes [and is] not just a competition.”
Geneva, Switzerland -UPF organized a forum on "The Role of Dialogue and Understanding Towards a De-Escalation on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia" at the Palais des Nations (UN headquarters) in Geneva on Oct. 31, 2014.
Mr. Walter Baar, Director of the Institute for Trends Research in Austria presented his statistical research in response to the question: Where is our world heading and why does the family need to be protected?
Director of the WFWPI UN Offices, Mrs. Carolyn Handschin’s presentation was “Family: The Place where Human Rights Values meet Peace and Human Development”.
The European Union views families as a source of economic prosperity, in which member states focus on child well-being, gender equality.
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Other than the UN commemoration of international family day, there so many treaties, organizations and institutions, so we have so many opportunities:
The very striking testimony of Mr. Dražen Vukotić, Vice-President, In the Name of the Family-Croatia, showed the power of civil society that brought about the Referendum in Croatia to protect marriage and family in the National Constitution through a constitutional amendment.
Mr. Timothy Miller representing the Unificationist perspective as a Vice- President of FFWPU Europe, explained about his personal experience as part of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Moon’s Cross Cultural Marriage Wedding /Blessing and the vision of “World Peace through Ideal Families”.
The first presentation was given by Ms. Lynn Walsh, Office for Marriage & Family of UPF and co-chair of UN NGO Committee on the Family in New York. She mentioned the consistent failure to include the family in policy at the UN.
The first presenter, Mr. Harry Benson, Research Director of the Marriage Foundation-UK asked, “Has government made the problem worse”?
Mrs. Maria Hildingsson, SG of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) based in Brussels, spoke about the value of marriage to society.
Mr. Stephen Stacey, Educator and Marital-family Policy Specialist from Finland asked the question, “Is a parent’s right to happiness more important than a child's right to get a good start in life?”
Executive Report of the UPF Geneva Track 2 Consultation on «Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria: The Significance of Religion, Faith-Based Organizations and Civil Society »,Geneva, Switzerland, January 23-24, 2014
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