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Chairman's Address to the US-UN Symposium
United States, Oct 23, 2007

A Call for Fruitful Dialogue between the US and the UN
United States, Oct 23, 2007

Statement by Ambassador Felix A. Aniokoye
United States, Oct 23, 2007

UPF-USA Celebrates the International Day of Peace
United States, Oct 03, 2007

Martin Luther King III on Faith, Service, and the UN Millennium Development Goals
United States, Sep 23, 2007



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At this critical time in history, there is need for serious examination of the existing institutions and practices of global governance. In particular, there is an urgent need for innovative models of good governance that illustrate the practical potential and effectiveness of interreligious and international cooperation in addressing critical problems in society, the nation and the world. From its inception in 1999, the IIFWP has been advocating the establishment of an Interreligious Council within the United Nations system. In this way the IIFWP works to support the United Nations, further strengthening it in its effort to solve critical global problems and “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.”

On November 10, 2003, a resolution (A/58/L.13) was tabled at the 58th Session of the General Assembly by the Republic of the Philippines. This resolution proposes to establish an Open-Ended Working Group to explore the possibility of instituting a process and/or establishing a mechanism within the United Nations system with the objective of utilizing the potential of interreligious dialogue and cooperation to strengthen the capacity of the United Nations to promote international peace and harmony. This is a challenging, exciting and necessary venture for the United Nations.

The IIFWP is also establishing an Interreligious and International Peace Council (IIPC) to be based in New York City. Regional Peace Councils are being established in Korea, Japan, the United States, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania. Members of the IIPC are leaders from various fields—religion, politics, education, civil society, etc.—who are committed to active involvement in the work of the IIPC, going beyond sectarian or national self-interests. They affirm the highest spiritual and moral principles and seek to apply them in the broadest possible way for the sake of peace and the overall well being of humanity.




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