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Marriage and family

Much of the success and fulfillment in life depends on creating healthy relationships, yet this is one of the most challenging tasks. Through the marriage and family movement, many educational programs and approaches have been developed to give people the knowledge and skills for creating successful relationships.
  • Family Policy in Modern Western Society – Where do we stand?

    Mr. Josef Gundacker, President, Family Forum, Austria

    "Family policy is concerned with the creation of a legal, social and economic framework, as well as instruments and measures that further family development and the well-being of family life." Josef Gundacker, Family Forum Austria Geneva, July 5, 2012

  • The social and economical contribution of the Family, combating poverty and crime

    by Mr. Heiner Handschin, Director, UPF Office for UN Relations and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva

    The family is the building block for the society. Healthy families are the foundation for a healthy society by Mr. Heiner Handschin, Director, UPF Office for UN Relations and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva.

  • The Contribution of Families to Peace, Human Development & Prosperity

    Dr Yong Cheon Song, Former Chair, UPF Europe

    Universal Peace Federation, European Leadership Conference, "The Contribution of Families to Peace, Human Development & Prosperity", July 5-6, 2012, Opening Plenary Address of Dr Yong Cheon Song, Chair, UPF Europe

  • Intervention of H.E. Mme. Soline Nyirahabimana

    H.E. Mme. Soline Nyirahabimana, Former Ambassador of Rwanda to the UN

    The loss of key elements of traditional culture which established respect and order in Rwandan society, as a result of the impact of colonisation, was a substantial factor in a level of disorder and complete lack of moral restraint which expressed itself in the horror of genocide.

  • Is the family still relevant in today’s society?

    Dr. Rudolf Gehring, Former Chair Christian Party of Austria

    Is the family still relevant in today’s society? Questions on family policy in modern Western societies.

  • Day of Families Observed in Geneva

    Geneva, Switzerland - The Chapel of the World Council of Churches in Geneva was filled to overflowing with an exciting intergenerational, international, and interreligious mix to explore the theme "A New Paradigm for Global Family in a Culture of Peace" on May 13, 2011.

  • UPF Founders Speak in Geneva

    UPF Founders Speak in Geneva

    Geneva, Switzerland - The majestic circular room of the Palais des Nations at the UN headquarters in Geneva was filled to capacity on May 13, 2011, for an address by UPF Founders Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon.

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