Ukraine Crisis: Appeal for Peace and Reconciliation  The events currently unfolding in Ukraine are deeply troubling.  UPF joins with others around the world in calling for an end to violence, the withdrawal of military troops and a renewed effort to search for a diplomatic solution.  UPF remains committed to the promotion of mutual respect, cooperation and peace among the peoples and nations of Europe and Eurasia.  We call upon our political leaders, including heads of state and parliamentarians, as well as representatives of civil society, and religious leaders---Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and others---to come together in dialogue, raising their voices in a call for peace and an end to the violence.  UPF, an NGO in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, affirms the efforts of the United Nations and the Security Council, and the General Assembly, to bring about a diplomatic solution to this crisis.  In addition, the UPF community is committed to doing all that it can to bring about a swift resolution of this tragic conflict. In particular, we encourage, and are prepared to support programs dedicated to the search for a ceasefire, withdrawal of military forces, and a return to dialogue.  UPF’s primary associations---International Summit Council for Peace; International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace; Interreligious Association for Peace and Development---are prepared to engage with partners toward this end.  If we engage together on constructive, respectful dialogue, we can make a difference.     Thomas G. Walsh, Chairman, Universal Peace Federation International

The events currently unfolding in Ukraine are deeply troubling.  UPF joins with others around the world in calling for an end to violence, the withdrawal of military troops and a renewed effort to search for a diplomatic solution.

Catholic Magazine Welcomes UPF Article

Rome, Italy—The magazine of the John Paul II Foundation has published a 10-page article about UPF.

Middle East

Universal Peace Federation Staement - As we observe the recent eruption of conflict and violence in the Holy Land, our hearts are deeply saddened.

Northeast Asia Peace Initiative 2021-2022: Toward Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula

The Korean War began in 1950, 70 years ago. The war concluded not with a peace treaty but with an armistice, leaving the once unified Korean peninsula divided, despite being populated by a people with a common history, culture, and language.

In Search of Peace

The guiding principles of UPF are interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values. With these in mind, we work to build a world of lasting peace, a world wherein all people live together in harmony and cooperation, as one family under God.

In light of the rapidly developing EU response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, all in-person meetings and gatherings of UPF in Europe are now suspended until further notice. However, online and alternative services and programs are being developed and updates will be posted here.

All UPF facilities are now closed to the public, and UPF staff are being directed to work from home. We are committed to following and supporting all EU and national government guidelines.

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