Johannesburg, South Africa—Former heads of state and government were among the more than 450 participants of the Africa Summit and Leadership Conference 2019.
Prague, Czech Republic—UPF held a conference examining “Family and the Media” and “Why We Need the Family.”
Speakers emphasized that because the family is sacred, the day that commemorates families should be honored.
Vienna, Austria—UPF organized a side-meeting to the 28th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
Vienna, Austria—Fifty guests attended a conference titled “Family as the Basis of a Sustainable Future,” held to commemorate International Day of Families.
Eighty senior experts in Northeast Asian and Korean affairs discussed multi-track diplomacy as a means of bringing peace and security to the Korean Peninsula.
Almè, Italy—"Family - Education - Wellness” was the theme of the International Day of Families commemoration held in a small town outside Bergamo.
New York, United States—A large audience gathered at the UN headquarters to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Families.
A survey conducted by UPF found that Muscovites’ awareness of the UN-designated day is growing.
Tirana, Albania—About 120 persons attended a UPF celebration of International Day of Families held in the National History Museum.
UPF co-sponsored a conference on interfaith cooperation and the family, held at the World Council of Churches.
Excerpt of Intervention of Professor Dr. Isabel Apawo Phiri, deputy general secretary, World Council of Churches, at the commemoration of the International Day of Families in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 May 2019.
Excerpt of Intervention of H.E. Archbishop Ivan Jurkowich, head of the mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, at the commemoration of the International Day of Families in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 May 2019.
Excerpt of Intervention of Rev. Dr. Peniel Rajkumar, executive director, Interfaith Program, World Council of Churches, at the commemoration of the International Day of Families in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 May 2019.
Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands—Thirty participants gathered at a beautiful North Sea resort town for a seminar on the “UPF Vision and Peace Principles.”
Moscow, Russia—Experts on Northeast Asia analyzed the prospects for peace, security and development in the region.
Kyiv, Ukraine—Students were given the chance to be diplomats as they participated in the first youth model of the G20 Summit in Ukraine.
Los Angeles, United States—More than 200 participants from nine countries attended the National Convocation of the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) and the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP).
In March 2019, Mr. Peter Haider, President of UPF Austria, accompanied a delegation to Pakistan.
Tirana, Albania—Former heads of state and government and members of parliament attended a Balkan Leadership Conference organized by UPF.
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