UPF Europe Newsletter Mars 2020

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Activities

Largest UPF World Summit Concludes in Seoul

Seoul, Korea—The World Summit 2020 Assembly brought together a wide range of experts and stakeholders to offer insights and recommendations that contribute to building a world of lasting peace.


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International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)

Launched at World Summit 2019, the ISCP held its first global assembly since its inauguration on February 4, in the central hall of the KINTEX center.


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4th Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony

The 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony was grandly held at KINTEX, Ilsan, Republic of Korea on February 5th, 2020.


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Balkans Peace Initiative Consultation: Toward Lasting Peace in the Balkans

Seoul, Korea—Balkans experts gathered at a special session of World Summit 2020 to discuss the region’s progress to a peaceful future.


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International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP)

On the afternoons of February 4 and 5, three IAPP sessions were held on the theme: “Toward Peace, Security and Human Development: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, Universal Values”.


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International Media Association for Peace (IMAP)

The first official event of World Summit 2020 was a one-day conference for the newly launched International Media Association for Peace (IMAP).


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International Association of First Ladies for Peace (IAFLP)

On the occasion of the World Summit 2020, current and former first ladies among others gathered for the International Assembly of First Ladies for Peace.


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Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD)

On February 4 and 5, the IAPD Assembly consisted of three sessions on the theme “Toward Lasting Peace: The Role of Religion, Interreligious Dialogue and Faith- Based Organizations”.


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World Clergy Leadership Conference (WCLC)

The World Clergy Leadership Conference (WCLC), an initiative affiliated with UPF, hosted its first ever assembly on February 5, 2020, in the Republic of Korea.


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International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP)

The main IAAP Assembly was held from February 4-5 with prominent scholars and academics from around the world.


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International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAED)

The IAED Assembly brought together 600 businessmen and women, representatives of financial foundations and research centers, and global experts in economics to explore the role of business in world peace.


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Asia Pacific First Ladies Summit Convened in Palau

Koror, Palau—The Asia Pacific First Ladies Summit 2019 – Palau successfully concluded a series of three high-profile events, held between December 9 and 11, 2019, in Koror, Palau.


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World Leaders gather for Asia Pacific Summit 2019 in Cambodia

The Asia Pacific Summit 2019 – Cambodia was convened in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, from November 18 to 21, 2019 with over 500 international guests from 46 nations, in attendance.


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Latin America-Caribbean Summit Inaugurates Regional ISCP

Santiago, Dominican Republic—UPF’s 2019 Latin America and Caribbean Summit drew over 500 participants from 43 nations on December 14 and 15, 2019.


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First Africa Continental Summit Concludes in Niger

The Africa Continental Summit held in Niamey, Niger, was hosted by President Mahamadou Issoufou with the participation of more than 2,000 national and international delegates.


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World Clergy Leadership Conference Launches In America

Nearly a thousand religious leaders from around the world convened to inaugurate the World Clergy Leadership Conference (WCLC), an initiative affiliated with UPF, in New York City on December 27.


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International Association of Youth and Students for Peace (IAYSP)

More than five thousand young people from all over the world gathered to reignite the fire to achieve genuine peace and a longing for a peaceful reunification on the Korean peninsula.


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United Nations

World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Vienna

Vienna, Austria—A conference was held at the United Nations offices with the theme “Faith-Based Organizations and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”


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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Oslo

Oslo, Norway—UPF commemorated UN World Interfaith Harmony Week with a program titled “World Peace through Interfaith Harmony – Cooperation on Common Values.”


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Spanish Faith Leaders Meet ‘for Peace and Dialogue’

Marbella, Spain—One hundred representatives of different faiths attended the “Meeting for Peace and Dialogue: Strengthening Ties among Different Paths.”


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Delegation from Russia at the Yeosu conference

From November 11 to 14, 2019, an International Leadership Conference on the theme of “Restoring the Environment and Building a World of Lasting Peace: the Significance of the Ocean” was held in Yeosu, South Korea.


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UK Meeting Explores the Power of Forgiveness

Birmingham, United Kingdom—Forgiveness and its relevance to our lives were discussed at a meeting that drew an audience of 45.


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UPF Invited to City’s Interfaith Week Events

Odivelas, Portugal—UPF was invited to participate in the city’s World Interfaith Harmony Week events and activities.


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UN Inter-Religious Harmony Week in St. Petersburg

The traditional educational program of excursions to the churches of St. Petersburg, dedicated to the UN Inter-Religious Harmony Week, this year started on a very significant date for the city - January 27.


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Expert opinions

H.E. Jose Manuel Barroso: Address to World Summit 2020

“We can no longer say to each other, "your side of the boat is sinking;" we have to solve issues together. If there is a common problem we have to find a common solution.”


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H.E. Anneli Jäätteenmäki: Address to World Summit 2020

Women’s participation in decision making has, unfortunately, not been an area where progress has been notable. Equality in participation and decision-making in society at all levels, from grassroots to governmental positions, is important.


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H.E. Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani: Address to World Summit 2020

There is no doubt in my mind that, no matter how many fences we put up, no matter how many fortresses we build, we are each interdependent on the other.


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H.E. Enrico Letta: Address to World Summit 2020

The future of Europe and of Africa is a common future, and only by discussing together this common future will it be successful.


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