Africa and the Middle East

Conference in Nairobi, Kenya

The African continent faces many daunting challenges, from extreme poverty and environmental degradation to political instability and crises in providing basic education and health care. UPF addresses the challenges of good governance and conflict resolution through consultations, leadership education, service, and humanitarian projects.

H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss (center), President of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly, and other distinguished participants at an Africa Day celebration in New York

We do not seek peace with ammunitions and weapons any more, thanks to UPF’s philosophy of peace.
– Hon. Hussein Aideed, Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia (1995-97)


The Americas

Regional cooperation for peace and development is a key focus of UPF’s work in the Americas. Wide-ranging programs include television broadcasts, marriage and family seminars, cultural programs, poetry and art contests, martial arts training, and character development.

H.E. George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States (1989–1993) H.E. Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo, President of Uruguay (1985–1990 and 1995–2000) speaks at the Americas Summit in Washington DC



H.E. Johnson Toribiong, Former President of Palau (2009–2013)

Leadership consultations and grassroots activities seek to bridge the divides among diverse peoples, resolve conflicts, and cultivate the spirit of one family under God. Leaders from various political persuasions and religious communities work together in peace councils for the benefit of their nation.

Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr., Founding ICAPP Chairman, and Congresswoman Gina de Venecia of the Philippines greet Hon. Min Ha Kim, former Minister of Unification, Republic of Korea

The Universal Peace Federation has made it possible for so many Solomon Islanders to participate in international conferences and debate.
– H.E. Allan Kemakeza, Prime Minister, Solomon Islands (2001-2006)


Europe and Eurasia

International Leadership Conference “Russia–Europe Dialogue” in Moscow.

Issues of multiculturalism have sparked intense debate throughout Europe and Eurasia. UPF conferences create a forum for dialogue among key thinkers to explore ways to advance peace and security.

H.E. Lech Wałęsa, 2nd President of Poland (1990–1995) greets distinguished participants of Assembly 2003.