UPF Europe Newsletter March 2019 Special Edition

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Activities

World Summit 2019

The UPF World Summit 2019 was held from February 7 to 11 in Seoul, Korea. 1200 participants including current and former heads of state and government, members of parliament, religious leaders and NGO representatives from 110 nations attended the event.


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Inauguration of the International Summit Council for Peace

Inauguration of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) at World Summit 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.


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2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Awarded to Waris Dirie and Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina

The 2019 Sunhak Peace Prize was awarded to Waris Dirie and Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.


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Acceptance Speech by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

Acceptance Speech by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina at the 2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony.


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Acceptance Speech by Ms. Waris Dirie

Acceptance Speech by Ms. Waris Dirie at the 2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony.


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Global Assemblies of IAPP and IAPD

On February 8, the World Summit featured concurrent global assemblies of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) and the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD), two projects of UPF representing a multi-track approach to peace and conflict resolution.


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ICUS, PWPA and Segye Times banquet

World Summit 2019 featured several side events, including the 25th International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences, International Symposium of the Hyo Jeong Academy of Arts and Sciences and Segye Times banquet.


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International conference on Peace in the Korean Peninsula

The World Summit 2019 featured an international conference on Peace in the Korean Peninsula jointly sponsored by the Segye Ilbo and the Washington Times newspapers.


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United Nations

World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at UN in Vienna

Vienna, Austria—UPF-Austria organized a conference on the theme of “Migration and Interreligious Understanding in the Age of Globalization.”


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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia—World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019 inspired a discussion of “Fanaticism and Tolerance – Obstacle and Impetus for Interfaith Dialogue.”


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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in London

London, United Kingdom—Eminent speakers from Parliament and religious groups attended an interfaith program held with UPF support.


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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic—UPF co-organized an interfaith meeting titled “Passing on the Tradition and Faith and the Freedom of Choice.”


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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Bonn

Bonn, Germany—UPF hosted an event attended by participants from various religious backgrounds and worldviews as a part of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019.


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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Norway

Oslo, Norway—UPF held its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week event in partnership with the largest mosque in Oslo.


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Expert opinions

Speech by Hon. Dick Cheney

Speech by Hon. Dick Cheney, Vice President (2001-2009), USA, at World Summit 2019.


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Speech by H.E. Debbie Remengesau

Speech by H.E. Debbie Remengesau, First Lady, Palau, at World Summit 2019.


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Speech by H.E. Jerry Rawlings

Speech by H.E. Jerry Rawlings, President (1981-2001), Ghana, at World Summit 2019.


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