Universal Peace Federation

Founded in 2005 in New York and inaugurated in over 120 nations in the same year.

The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace in which everyone can live in freedom, harmony, cooperation, and prosperity. 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.

UPF encourages all religions to dialogue and cooperate for peace based upon the recognition that human dignity derives from a universal divine source that is the basis of harmony and unification and that all people are ‘One Family Under God.

UPF advocates renewal of the United Nations, including a proposal that the UN create an interreligious council within its structures.

UPF implements its programs through a global network of Ambassadors for Peace. Launched in 2001, Ambassadors for Peace has become the world’s largest and most diverse network of peace leaders. They come from all walks of life representing all races, religions, nationalities, and cultures, and commit themselves to:

 

• Stand on the common ground of universal moral principles, committed to promoting reconciliation, overcoming barriers, and building peace.

• Form a global network of leaders representing the religious, racial, and ethnic diversity of the human family as well as all disciplines of human endeavor.

• Participate in peace initiatives and programs that promote reconciliation and cooperation beyond traditional boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity, and nationality.

• Promote and practice the ethic of “living for the sake of others” as the guiding principle for building world peace and a global community.

SunHak Peace Prize

The Sunhak Peace Prize was established in order to help resolve worldwide suffering, conflict, poverty and threats to the environment, by promoting a comprehensive, future-oriented vision of peace.

Sustainable peace in the 21st century can only be accomplished by resolving the tensions and conflicts we find throughout the world, by developing a global culture of mutual respect and cooperation.  Based on the Founder’s vision of “One Family Under God,” the Sunhak Peace Prize encourages all people to dedicate themselves to achieving a peaceful world by resolving to exercise dialogue and cooperation, over conflict and competition.

The responsibility of the present generation toward future generations

“Future generations” refers not only to our own physical descendants, but also to  all future generations to come.  Since all the decisions taken by the current generation will either positively or negatively affect them, we must take responsibility for our actions.

Humankind is one universal family consisting of successive generations

The Sunhak Peace Prize sees humankind as a community of love connected by consecutive generations. Therefore, as parents care for their children with unconditional love, those living today should create an environment of peace for future generations. Until now, discussions concerning the ethics of peace have been confined to current problems. However, the concept of peace underlying the Sunhak Peace Prize is based on the reciprocity between current and future generations.

World Summit 2020

The World Summit 2020 Assembly, which was sponsored by UPF, took place February 3-8, 2020, in Seoul, Korea.  The summit was aimed at addressing critical challenges facing humanity, from climate change to poverty and conflict, bringing together a wide range of experts and stakeholders to deliberate collaboratively, offering insights and recommendations that contribute to building a world of lasting peace.  

The three core values or principles that guided discussions were interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values. All the world benefits when we improve the lives of everyone, moving toward equitable and mutual prosperity. 

More than 6,000 delegates representing 170 countries attended the opening session, including former and current heads of state and government, former and current lawmakers, ministers, religious leaders, journalists, businesspeople, women leaders, youth leaders, Nobel laureates and scholars. 

The assembly culminated in the adoption of the World Summit 2020 Resolution, which affirms “a global community of peace-loving citizens whose tireless efforts in the areas of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values help resolve the conflicts and discords caused by religion, ethnicity or nationality.” 

The resolution concludes with the following Call to Action: “To support and strengthen the six primary associations of the UPF that have been formed as instruments of peace, and which work as parts of one unified whole, guided by the principles of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values, each with unique vocations that contribute to humanity’s well-being.”

Family Federation for World Peace and Unification

Founded in 1994 by Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon

Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) is comprised of families from around the world striving to establish a world of peace and unity among all peoples, races, and religions, to embody the ideal of true love as taught in the Divine Principle, the core teachings of the Unification Movement.

FFWPU champions three ideals: 

Family

Peace

Unification

With God as our Heavenly Parent, we all share the same equal and divine value. We seek to equip individuals with the knowledge needed to develop a personal relationship with God and with each other based on that premise.

As our parent, God longs for us to experience the full range of relationships in our lives. It is through the experience of love as children to our parents, as brothers and sisters, as husbands and wives, and as parents to our children that we inherit God’s heart as our own and are then able to embrace the world with God’s love and create one family under God.
 
By working together with affiliate organizations, partners in the professional world, and inter-religious organizations, we seek to collaborate and find practical ways to improve humanity’s relationship with the environment, each other, and improve our understanding of the cosmos, ultimately bringing about a world of peace and prosperity. Acting on God’s behalf with intentional acts of love, we can expand the culture of heart in the world.
 
 

Women’s Federation for World Peace

Women working together to realize one global family

The Women’s Federation for World Peace is a women’s organization that promotes women as an essential ingredient in creating a peaceful global society. The organization is united globally by this vision while addressing the unique issues and barriers in each region on the grassroots level and through high-level events.

 

WFWPI was founded in 1992 in the Republic of Korea and quickly expanded to over 100 countries. Only five years later, WFWPI was granted General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Vision

Women working together to realize one global family rooted in a culture of sustainable peace.

Mission

Empowering women as peacebuilders and leaders in the family to transform the community, nation and world. Through education, advocacy, partnership, reconciliation and humanitarian service, WFWPI aims to create an environment of peace and well-being for future generations and people of all races, cultures and religious creeds.

Youth Organizations

Creating a World of Peace by Living for Others

Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP)

CARP was founded by the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon. Their vision for young people was that they would be educated in serving the world before serving themselves, their families, and their nations. The way they saw it, the passion that young people have is enough to move nations, and when young people commit to something, they are tenacious. Rev. and Dr. Moon hoped that CARP would provide the stimulation and environment these young people need to flourish not just intellectually and financially but, most importantly, in heart.

 

We are an organization of chapters on college campuses, created for students by students. We create programs, events, and activities promoting principles and raising leaders. Student leaders engage others in thoughtful and meaningful discussion as well as deep and long-lasting relationships for peace and growth.

 
 CARP and the Berlin Wall

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOUTH AND STUDENTS FOR PEACE (IAYSP)

Our Mission

To advance world peace by empowering youth and students to become global citizens through character education and peace projects supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals 

“What if the next generation of young people, our future leaders,  grew up with a global mindset where they think of others more than themselves? In essence, isn’t this the heart that makes a hero? What if such “heroes” became business owners, educators, doctors, politicians, environmentalists and public service workers? Wouldn’t this culture of heroes bring about sustainable peace in families, societies, nations and the world? The vision of International Youth and Students for Peace is to create a culture of peace in every part of the world where it becomes a norm to seek the benefit of others even above myself.” 

Our Values

Responsibility

Integrity

Service

Empathy

The Peace Road Initiative

Dates back to 1981, when the late Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon proposed an international highway

The Peace Road and the World Peace Road Foundation are global goodwill projects of the Universal Peace Federation. The project dates back to 1981, when the late Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon proposed an international highway that will physically connect all people of the world. 

The Peace Road initiative promotes two projects in particular: an undersea tunnel between Korea and Japan, and the Bering Strait Project to connect Alaska and Siberia.

Until today, there has never been a road or highway specifically conceived and built as a highway to world peace.

 

The International Peace Highway epitomizes Rev. Moon’s conviction that humanity is one family under God and that if people could meet each other in daily life, through culture, trade, and travel, the historic fears and misunderstandings that often divide us from our closest neighbors would break down.

Dr. Hak Ja Han’s World Tours 2019

Peace and Development in Southeast Europe

Tirana, Albania—Participants from over 50 nations attended the Southeast Europe Peace Summit organized by UPF. The summit, held from October 25 to 27, 2019, featured a wide range of activities. 

Three main events were held at the large, 3,000-seat Tirana Congress Hall. On the morning of October 26, the summit’s Opening Plenary was attended by the founder of the Universal Peace Federation Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon; the president of North Macedonia, H.E. Stevo Pendarovski; and the president of Kosovo, H.E. Hashim Thaçi; as well as ten former heads of state and government and key political figures from the Balkan region.

 

On the afternoon of October 26, a rally of Youth and Students for Peace, an organization that is affiliated with UPF, drew more than 2,000 young participants to attend cultural performances and discuss peace projects. On the afternoon of the next day, October 27, the summit concluded in the Tirana Congress Hall with a standing-room-only Family Blessing Festival.

 

More than 70 current and former parliamentarians and government ministers attended the event, including Dr. Enver Hoxhaj, the deputy prime minister of Kosovo; H.E. Skender Reçica, the minister of labor and social welfare of Kosovo; and H.E. May Chidiac, the minister of state for administrative development of Lebanon.

 

Dr. Moon said that she envisioned a bright future for Albania and for the Balkans. Pointing to the historical role of peninsulas as cradles of civilization, she compared the Balkan Peninsula with the Korean Peninsula and expressed her conviction that the Balkan nations had come to a time of opportunity. Instead of lamenting the rejection by the EU, she said, if Albania and the Balkan nations focus on strengthening their base with strong families and spiritual values, they will become a transforming power for Europe. Quoting the Bible and drawing great applause from the audience, she concluded that although Albania was considered last in Europe after a long history of suffering, the time had come for the last to become the first.