UPF Is Co-Organizer of Global Forum on Human Settlements

September 5, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—UPF inspired the participation of over 150 guests at UN forum examining the theme “Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era.”


Ethiopians Explore the Empowerment of Women

November 27, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—UPF-Ethiopia leaders and four Ambassadors for Peace took part in a conference on women’s role in Africa’s sustainable development.


UPF-Ethiopia Assists Charity for Women and Children

November 1, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—UPF-Ethiopia visited the Muday Charity Association for needy women and children in order to offer aid and services.


Ethiopians Discuss Human Rights and Peace

October 25, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—Eighteen Youth Ambassadors for Peace attended a seminar on human rights and peace.


International Day of Peace Observed in Ethiopia

September 19, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—UPF-Ethiopia marked the UN International Day of Peace with a forum under the UN theme “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All.”


Ethiopian Ambassador for Peace Credentialed as Peacebuilder

August 15, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—A UPF-Ethiopia Ambassador for Peace has completed a training course in nonviolent conflict transformation.


Scottish Ambassador for Peace Visits Ethiopia

June 13, 2014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - After a pilgrimage to Mecca at the beginning of Ramadan, Mr. Aftikhar Ahmed visited Ethiopia June 11-13, 2014, continuing a tradition of annual tours in East Africa by an interfaith delegation of UPF-England and Scotland.


Ethiopian Permanent Mission Hosts Japanese Tea Ceremony

April 22, 2014

New York, United States— Fourteen diplomats from the United Nations participated in a Japanese tea ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations.


Special Leadership Conference Planned in Addis Ababa

March 18, 2014

Abuja, Nigeria - UPF-Nigeria in collaboration with UPF-Ethiopia and Global Educators for All Initiative is pleased to announce the convening of a Special Leadership Conference March 27 – 29, 2014, at the African Union Commission headquarters and Nexus Hotels in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference is a local follow up to the February International Leadership Conference held in Korea and will provide opportunities to address issues of education, peace and human development on national and regional levels.


T. Alemu: Address at the Celebration of Africa Day 2013

June 26, 2013

We are now indeed in a new beginning in Africa, as is witnessed in the general good performance of many African economies, even during the period when the international economic situation is not so conducive for economic progress.


UPF Participates in Day of Peace Forum at African Union Headquarters

September 21, 2012

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - UPF-Ethiopia participated in a forum on the International Day of Peace September 21 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The theme was the role of African women in bringing about peace.


In Memoriam: Abuna Paulos I

August 16, 2012

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - It is with feelings of regret that we announce that His Holiness Abuna Paulos I, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, passed away in the early morning of August 16 at the age of 76.


European Interfaith Group Visits Ethiopia

June 29, 2012

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - An interfaith group of four Europeans arrived in Ethiopia on June 29, 2012, for a series of meetings with religious leaders and youth groups.


Day of Families Observed in Addis Ababa

May 28, 2012

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - UPF-Ethiopia organized a celebration of the UN Day of Families on May 27 in partnership with Ambassador for Peace Ato Getachew Wolde Hanna, founder of the Ethiopian’s Family Association and owner of Tesfa (Hope) primary school in Addis Ababa.


Meeting with the Interreligious Council of Ethiopia

July 10, 2011

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - An interfaith delegation from UPF-Europe visited Ethiopia July 9 and 10, 2011 to promote interreligious dialogue and cooperation between people of different faiths.


Congratulatory Address upon the Appointment of Ambassadors for Peace

February 5, 2011

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Excerpts of the Congratulatory Address at the appointment of H.E. Girma Wolde-Giorgis, president of Ethiopia, and H.E. Omot Obang Olom, President of Gambella State, as Ambassadors for Peace on February 5, 2011.


Ethiopia's President Appointed Ambassador for Peace

February 5, 2011

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The president of Ethiopia, H.E. Girma Wolde-Giorgis, and the president of the state of Gambella, H.E. Omot Obang Olom, attended the appointment of 257 new Ambassadors for Peace and were presented with certificates as Ambassadors for Peace.


In the News: 2010 - A Year of Peace and Hope in Africa

January 31, 2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - During the Year of Peace and Security in Africa, in each of the 53 Member states of the African Union, a Flame of Peace will travel around the country in order to promote the initiative and to involve all African citizens.


Character Education Seminar in Addis Ababa

April 8, 2009

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A one-day character education seminar took place at the Nefas Silk TVET College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 8 for students from different departments and specializations, based on their high performance and grades in the Civic and Ethical Education course.


Peace Rallies Held throughout Ethiopia

November 22, 2007

Twelve meetings were held throughout Ethiopia November 11-22 to introduce the Universal Peace Federation and its peace message to a wide variety of people. Guest speakers included Rev. Ho Jin Lee, who came from Korea, and the Assistant Continental Director of UPF-Africa, Rev. Sue Eun Ryoo.