Introducing Summit 2014

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Introducing Summit 2014

  1. 1. UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION Seoul, Korea • August 9–13, 2014
  2. 2. Universal Peace Federation  The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace centered on universal spiritual and moral values. UPF and its global network of Ambassadors for Peace bring universal, spiritual principles to the task of resolving conflict and reconciling the divided human family.  International Leadership Conferences, symposia, and peace councils offer opportunities for high-level consultations. These are complemented by “track two” diplomacy and grass-roots programs that build support for a culture of peace.  UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We support and promote the work of the United Nations and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
  3. 3. Universal Peace Federation  The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace centered on universal spiritual and moral values. UPF and its global network of Ambassadors for Peace bring universal, spiritual principles to the task of resolving conflict and reconciling the divided human family. Founders: Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon
  4. 4. Universal Peace Federation  International Leadership Conferences, symposia, and peace councils offer opportunities for high-level consultations. These are complemented by “track two” diplomacy and grass-roots programs that build support for a culture of peace. Chairman: Dr. Charles S. Yang
  5. 5. Universal Peace Federation  UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We support and promote the work of the United Nations and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. President: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh
  6. 6. WORLD SUMMIT 2014 The World Summit on “Peace, Security and Human Development” will be convened on August 9-13, 2014 in Seoul, Korea. The World Summit is organized and sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
  7. 7. UPF Highlights Keynote speakers and dignitaries at World Summit 2013
  8. 8. UPF HighlightsWorld Summit 2013: Seoul
  9. 9. WORLD SUMMIT 2014 A highly selective group of delegates from around the world will be in attendance, including current and former heads of state and government, women leaders, and parliamentarians. In addition to the high-level sessions of the World Summit, delegates will be offered a wider range of opportunities to meet with high-level officials representing the government, academia, the private sector and the media.
  10. 10. UPF HighlightsWorld Summit 2013: Seoul
  11. 11. UPF HighlightsWorld Summit 2013: Seoul
  12. 12. UPF HighlightsWorld Summit 2013: Seoul
  13. 13. UPF HighlightsWorld Summit 2013: Seoul
  14. 14. Peace Peace is not simply the absence of war or a term that applies only to the relationships among nations. Peace is an essential quality that should characterize all relationships.
  15. 15. PEACE: Root Causes of Conflict Today the world faces many conflicts: political, religious, economic and cultural. Too many families struggle with divorce, abandonment, abuse, poverty and neglect. What is the root of all these conflicts? Interfaith study group in the Middle East
  16. 16. PEACE: Conflict Prevention Geopolitics, natural resources, environmental change, the global arms trade, and other factors have fueled and prolonged conflict as well as mutual mistrust and antipathy. Such prolonged conflict poses a fundamental challenge to world stability: how can such conflicts be transformed by longer-term peacebuilding efforts?Interfaith study group in the Middle East
  17. 17. UPF Highlights Peace: Audience during the World Summit 2013, Seoul
  18. 18. UPF HighlightsPeace: Prayers by faith leaders
  19. 19. UPF Highlights Peace: Interfaith youth take the stage in Jerusalem.
  20. 20. PEACE: Peacebuilding Assessments of conflicts and social ills from spiritual or religious perspectives have not been included in the UN’s studies. UPF proposes to combine statesmanship and good governance with the wisdom of the world’s faith traditions and principles of spiritual practice. Celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2012 in the United Nations General Assembly
  21. 21. PEACE When I say that Kosovo has earned a special place in world history, I refer to the path my people have taken in order to achieve peace, freedom, and democracy. Kosovo was a unit in the former Yugoslavia, a country that fell apart completely under the rule of a nationalist regime in a series of bloody wars. I am proud to have been at the forefront of people who chose human rights, dedication to peace, tolerance, and economic development -- people who cherished entrepreneurship and an open society as a way to move forward and develop our war-torn society. – H.E. Hashim Thaci Prime Minister, KosovoH.E. Hashim Thaci Prime Minister, Kosovo
  22. 22. UPF HighlightsInterfaith Peacebuilding: Peru
  23. 23. UPF HighlightsInterfaith Peacebuilding: India
  24. 24. UPF HighlightsService-learning: Israel
  25. 25. Security UPF recognizes the need for careful and measurable use of enforcement such as political, military, and civil power to sustain lasting peace. UPF has been a leading exponent of “track two” diplomacy, with particular emphasis on the role and responsibility of religious and spiritual leaders to transcend historical self-interest and pursue the ideal of “One Family Under God.”
  26. 26. UPF HighlightsPeace and Security forum: Washington, DC
  27. 27. UPF HighlightsPeace and Security forum: Washington, DC
  28. 28. SECURITY: Intra-state Conflicts Most conflicts today occur within rather than between states, with people from different ethnic groups, religions, or political allegiances fighting each other. UPF invites leaders of opposing sides for dialogue in the presence of a neutral party. Grass-roots activities such as friendly football matches and service projects help build understanding.Peace and Security forum: Nigeria
  29. 29. UPF HighlightsPeace and Security forum: Washington, DC
  30. 30. SECURITY: Freedom and Democracy While welcome winds of democracy have been blowing across the globe, freedom should be accompanied by transparency and protective security. Peace and Security forum: Washington DC
  31. 31. UPF HighlightsVatican City – Forum on the Syrian Crisis
  32. 32. SECURITY: Regional Security Regional initiatives include both high-level consultations and grassroots programs in the Middle East, Northeast Asia, South Asia, the Balkans, and the South Caucasus. Peace and Security forum in New York City
  33. 33. UPF HighlightsWorld Summit 2013: Seoul
  34. 34. UPF HighlightsPeace and Security: Japan
  35. 35. SECURITY Only when free people can freely discuss across political borders can we ever help to solve the problems that exist around the world. Only when nations are prosperous can we begin to use our knowledge and our talents to help the less fortunate. And only when free nations can continue to build strong families with a God-centered value system can we hope to become a better world. – Hon. Dennis Hastert Speaker of the US House of Representatives (1999–2007)Hon. Dennis Hastert Speaker of the US House of Representatives (1999–2007)
  36. 36. DEVELOPMENT Development needs to be seen in relationship to peacebuilding and a broadened vision of human security that complements social, political, and economic components. Furthermore, virtues such as honesty, generosity, courage, fortitude and empathy are core strengths or capacities that are needed in order for a social system to function well and result in political, social and economic development.
  37. 37. UPF HighlightsAfrica Day celebration: New York
  38. 38. UPF HighlightsAfrica Day celebration: New York
  39. 39. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Global Economic Crisis A new era of fiscal responsibility is needed to address the root causes of the world’s financial and economic crisis and address underlying ethical issues. Mrs. Isolina Da Fonseca Nhamajo, First Lady, Guinea Bissau
  40. 40. UPF Highlights Session on Peace, Security and Human Development: Africa
  41. 41. UPF HighlightsWorld Summit 2013: Seoul
  42. 42. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: RIO+20 Regarding the environment as a gift from a divine source, people of faith see themselves as stewards of a legacy of compassion and unselfishness to pass on to generations yet to come, countering prevailing values of self-centeredness and over-indulgence. Service-learning project
  43. 43. UPF HighlightsService-learning project: Nepal
  44. 44. UPF HighlightsService-learning project: Russia
  45. 45. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Achieving the MDGs A comprehensive understanding of development includes social, political, and economic components. Civil society organizations, NGOs, private sector philanthropists, voluntary associations, and faith- based organizations can be valuable partners with governments and inter- governmental organizations in advancing the Millennium Development Goals.First Ladies High Level Forum in New York City
  46. 46. UPF HighlightsSeminar on families: St. Lucia
  47. 47. UPF HighlightsEducational programs: Nepal
  48. 48. DEVELOPMENT We may wear different clothes, have different skin color, and speak different languages, but fundamentally we are all the same human beings. That is what allows us to understand each other and feel close to each other. Because we all live on this little planet, we must live in peace and harmony with each other and with nature itself. Consequently, we must help each other and share the benefits. –Mme. Mintou Doucoure Traore First Lady, Mali (2012-13) Mme. Mintou Doucoure Traore First Lady, Mali (2012-13)
  49. 49. UPF HighlightsWomen’s forum: Washington, DC
  50. 50. UPF HighlightsConference at the UN headquarters in Geneva
  51. 51. UPF HighlightsConference at the UN headquarters in Vienna
  52. 52. See you in Seoul! UPF World Summit 2014 © 2014 UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION For more information about UPF please visit: upf.org Seoul, Korea • August 9–13, 2014

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