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  • International Day of Peace Observed in France

    International Day of Peace Observed in France

    Paris, France—“Brotherhood and Religion” was the theme of an interreligious forum held to mark the 2016 International Day of Peace.

  • French Forum Focuses on Educating with Values

    UPF-France Convenes Forum on Education

    Paris, France—“The Role of the Family in Education” was the theme of a forum attended by around 60 Ambassadors for Peace and guests.

  • Intervention of Dr. Werner Fasslabend - Peace and Migration: Cross-Regional Perspectives

    Dr. Werner Fasslabend, Minister of Defence (1990-2000), Austria

    Intervention of Dr. Werner Fasslabend, Former Minister of Defence, Austria, in the session on "Peace and Migration: Cross-Regional Perspectives" at the International Leadership Conference in London in September, 2016..

  • Intervention of Mr. Jacques Marion

    Mr. Jacques Marion, Secretary General, UPF Europe

    Video of the intervention of Mr. Jacques Marion, Secretary General, UPF Europe.

  • Budapest round table

    Budapest round table

    Following up on the Vienna Round table, 17 politicians, experts, academics and NGO representatives from 5 nations gathered in Budapest on Monday 24, October 2016 for a Round table convened by Hon. Nina Nováková, member of the Czech Parliament and Mr. Jacques Marion, Secretary General of UPF Europe.

  • Intervention of Senator Latifa Gahouchi

    Senator Latifa Gahouchi

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    I cannot begin this speech without thanking the Universal Peace Federation, Jacques Marion, its general secretary and Mr. Veracx who offer me the honor and pleasure to invite me in such a prestigious place. I wish I was here for a conference on a different topic, but we are all gathered today here to talk about terrorism.

  • Intervention of Amb. Robert Vandemeulebroucke

    Amb. Robert Vandemeulebroucke

    A good starting point are the building blocks of a well-functioning modern society: the implementation of the rule of law, free and fair elections, a multi-party system, a free press, an independent justice, religious freedom, respect of minorities, sustainable economic policies to the benefit of all, good education opportunities, etc.

  • Intervention of Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges

    Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges

    Politicians with visions should see their medical doctors, I was told. Politicians without visions have the only target to get re-elected and to stay on top of the polls. Predicting what will be the world in which our children will grow up is impossible. Technology is changing so fast, that today we cannot even tell young people what will be theirs jobs in the next decade.

  • International Day of Peace Observed in Munich, Germany

    International Day of Peace Observed in Munich, Germany

    Munich, Germany—International Day of Peace 2016 was observed by UPF-Munich with an interreligious peace prayer.

  • International Day of Peace Observed in Bonn, Germany

    International Day of Peace Observed in Bonn, Germany

    Bonn, Germany—On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, a program was held to discuss the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • International Day of Peace Observed in Austria

    International Day of Peace Observed in Austria

    Vienna, Austria—An International Day of Peace celebration at the United Nations’ Vienna office examined the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

  • International Day of Families Observed in France

    Jacques Marion, president of UPF France

    Paris, France—UPF-France used the occasion of International Day of Families to hold its first Forum on Family and Religion.

  • Two German Views of Life in Lebanon

    Two German Views of Life in Lebanon

    Bonn, Germany—A German husband and wife who have made their home in Lebanon shared their insights on that country with a Bonn audience.

  • Vienna round table on family values

    Vienna round table on family values

    Some 25 politicians, experts and NGO representatives from Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Austria gathered for a Round Table on “Family Values, Family Policies, European Culture: Challenges and Opportunities in Central Europe Today” on July 8, 2016, in Vienna.

  • Engaging Civil Society to Build Security and Cohesion in Europe

    Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Vice President, Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI)

    Hosted by a member of the EU Parliament in Brussels, Flavio Zanonato, Women's Federation for World Peace Europe (WFWP-Europe) brought over 130 participants from throughout Europe to debate the theme, "Engaging Civil Society to Build Security and Cohesion in Europe" on June 29, 2016. Supporting organisations included the World Youth Alliance, the Universal Peace Federation and Women without Borders.

  • Intervention of Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges

    Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges, Former President of the Luxembourg Parliament

    Intervention of Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges, Former President of the Luxembourg Parliament and EU Committee on Culture and Education.

  • Intervention of David Fraser Harris - Rebuilding Integrity and Trust

    David Fraser Harris, Secretary General, UPF Middle East and North Africa

    Intervention of Mr David Fraser Harris, Secretary General, UPF Middle East and North Africa, at the WFWP conference at the European Parliament in Brussels on 29 June, 2016.

  • Intervention of Ms. Geertrui Lanneau

    Geertrui Lanneau, Intl Organization on Migration, Brussels

    Intervention of Ms. Geertrui Lanneau, Senior Regional Specialist on Labour Mobility and Human Development, Intl Organization on Migration, Brussels, at the Geneva Conference on Multiculturalism and Peace in September 2011.

  • « Djihâd », does it have a gender?

    Ms. Bouchra Belguellil, associate researcher at the Institute for Prospect and Security in Europe

    Ms. Bouchra Belguellil, associate researcher at the Institute for Prospect and Security in Europe, discusses the topic, "« Djihâd », does it have a gender?".

  • Intervention of Mrs Souad Sbai

    Mrs. Souad Sbai, Journalist and Professor, former Parliamentarian in Italy

    Intervention of Mrs. Souad Sbai, Journalist, Professor, former Italian Parliamentarian.

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