Moderator Niko Faber opens the International Day of Families program in the city of Korça.
The event is held at Korça University’s Faculty of Human and Natural Sciences.
Economist Mersivona Shushi gives a presentation.
Niko Faber, a former member of Parliament and the former chair of the Korça Peace Council
Mersivona Shushi, the current chair of the Korça Peace Council
Klara Cela, the chair of the NGO “Korça’s Women” and an Ambassador for Peace
Dr. Mangalini Vampo, a professor at Korça University
Dr. Gjergji Pendavinji, dean at Korça University
The writer and actor Andrea Pepi
Jorgjeta Babliku, the director of human resources at the local department of schools and an Ambassador for Peace
Gani Rroshi, the president of FFWPU-Albania
Kadim Rufati, a theologian and teacher at an Islamic high school in Korça
Marilda Menkshi, a lawyer and an Ambassador for Peace
A representative of the Catholic church
The conference schedule and framed Ambassador for Peace certificates waiting to be awarded
Lavdie Ruci, a gender expert who works at the Albanian Institute for Public Affairs and is also an Ambassador for Peace
Lavdie Ruci with new Ambassador for Peace Dr. Gjergji Pendavinji
Dr. Kozeta Apostoli (right) with her Ambassador for Peace certificate
Lavdie Ruci with new Ambassador for Peace Andrea Pepi
Dr. Mangalini Vampo (right)
(From left to right) Lavdie Ruci, Niko Faber, Dr. Mangalini Vampo, Mersivona Shushi, Dr. Kozeta Apostoli, Dr. Gjergji Pendavinji and Andrea Pepi

Korça, Albania—About 120 guests attended a UPF conference held in honor of UN International Day of Families with the theme “The Importance of Family Values in an Era of Global Crisis.”

Among the many values that UPF promotes, promoting the family is of prime importance. UPF views the family as the center of society, maintaining that the family is the school of love, where one’s character is formed and relationships start that later develop and expand to the level of society.

The conference was held on May 26, 2017, in cooperation with Korça University’s Faculty of Human and Natural Sciences. UPF Ambassadors for Peace and other distinguished individuals from civil society, NGOs, education, and other fields were among the attendees.

The conference discussed the history and path of the family, views toward the family throughout the years, children’s education, juridical rights for children’s protection, and leadership in education. The UPF views on the family were described, as were the views of various religions.

This conference was made possible by European supporters of UPF and its affiliated organization, the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU). In particular, UPF-Albania is grateful to a team from Switzerland that arrived in Korça before the conference to help with its organization.

The event concluded with the attendees offering their impressions and with the appointment of four new Ambassadors for Peace: Dr. Gjergji Pendavinji, Dr. Mangalini Vampo, Dr. Kozeta Apostoli, and the well-known actor Andrea Pepi.

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