world summit 2019
World Summit 2019
World Summit 2019


Universal Peace Federation (UPF), an international and interreligious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from religion, government, civil society and the private sector, is dedicated to achieving world peace. An NGO in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, UPF supports the work of the United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peacebuilding, peace education, and the strengthening of marriage and family.


There are many critical challenges facing our world at this time, from poverty and climate change to conflict and inequality. At the same time, the rise of civil society initiatives and the expansion of “track two” diplomatic efforts involving people-to-people relations, provide new dynamics that can complement and support the work of governments in the search for solutions to our world’s most pressing problems. UPF has developed a strong track record of accomplishment. Our commitment to service, partnership and cooperation are hallmarks of our work. Through forums, seminars, conferences, service programs and interfaith peace initiatives, UPF is building a global network of peacebuilders to contribute to a world of sustainable peace in which everyone can live in freedom, harmony, cooperation and prosperity. We invite you to join our effort, share your ideas and contribute to this global effort to build a world of sustainable and lasting peace.


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 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. 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. UPF offers relief and humanitarian programs, service-learning projects, character education and sports programs with a special focus on personal leadership and peacemaking skills.

Core Values

  1. We are one global family.
  2. The highest qualities of the human being are spiritual and moral.
  3. The family is the “school of love and peace.”
  4. Living for the sake of others through service is the way to reconcile the divided human family.
  5. Peace comes through cooperation beyond the boundaries of ethnicity and nationality.

Focus Areas

  1. Renewal of the United Nations
  2. Interfaith peacebuilding
  3. Peace and security
  4. Marriage and family
  5. Education and human development
  6. Youth and service

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About the Founders

Ambassadors for Peace