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Global Peace Council Member

Dr. Ramon Martinus De Freitas

UPF Launches Weekly Radio Program in Suriname

June 18, 2015

Paramaribo, Suriname—UPF-Suriname is hosting a radio program every Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. on the government radio station Radio Boskopu 93.5 FM.



C. Bakboord: The Orchestra of Love and Peace

February 13, 2014

We have to move to the next level and make people aware that violence is wrong and that the consequences have an adverse impact on peace and human development. I will keep on empowering women and educating men their responsibilities. And this time I ill not do that only from an “against violence” approach but also from one in favor of love, peace and harmony.


Training in Suriname for a Domestic Violence Hotline

November 30, 2013

Paramaribo, Suriname - Ambassadors for Peace participated in a training program on Nov. 30 about helping men with an impulse for domestic violence. Eleven people attended the five-hour training offered by Dr. Iwoma Smoktunowiscz, a psychiatrist from the Netherlands.


Rally in Suriname about Preventing Domestic Crimes

November 2, 2013

Paramaribo, Suriname - “How can perpetrators or potential perpetrator of domestic crimes be helped not to engage in such behavior?” was the theme of a Nov. 2 rally at in Paramaribo. The issue was addressed from spiritual, political, and legal perspectives.


Day of Families Observed in Suriname

May 14, 2013

Paramaribo, Suriname - UPF-Suriname held a conference for Ambassadors for Peace celebrating the International Day of Families on May 14. The peace principles of UPF were presented as a solution to domestic violence, followed by a question and answer period.


Women's Day Program in Suriname Addresses Domestic Violence

March 8, 2013

Paramaribo, Suriname - A program about Domestic Violence took place at at the Ons Huis in Paramaribo on March 8, International Women's Day. There were 35 participants, 30 women and 5 men The evening opened with the national anthem and prayer.


Day of Families Observed in Paramaribo

May 15, 2012

Paramaribo, Suriname - UPF-Suriname celebrated the International Day of Families on May 15 with 35 Ambassadors for Peace in attendance.


Religious Youth Service Alumni Meet Suriname's First Lady

May 19, 2011

Paramaribo, Suriname - The First Lady of Suriname, Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring, asked Suriname youth at a May 19, 2011 meeting to build on the spirit of volunteerism embodied by Religious Youth Service and a visiting "Generation Peace" team and initiate a national volunteer organization.


Religious Youth Service Alumni Help Host Friendship Americas Concert in Suriname

May 14, 2011

Paramaribo, Suriname - Under the patronage of the Director of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Religious Youth Service alumni and volunteers from Generation Peace in the US hosted a “Friendship Americas” concert on May 14, 2011.


S. Moestadja: Address to the International Leadership Conference

February 8, 2011

In order to achieve the goals of development, all relevant actors must be included; every link in the development process must be consulted. Tolerance and solidarity must replace discrimination and lack of understanding. Governments have the obligation and responsibility to create and sustain a peaceful world with sufficient opportunities for the next generations.


Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Paramaribo

February 1, 2011

Paramaribo, Suriname - UPF-Suriname held a forum on the family in Paramaribo on Feb. 1, 2011 to launch World Interfaith Harmony Week.


New Board to Be Installed for UPF-Suriname

December 31, 2010

Paramaribo, Suriname - A new board will be installed for UPF-Suriname on January 4. The program will include a PowerPoint presentation about the goals and principles of the Universal Peace Federation.


RYS Helps Set up Cattle Farm for Catholic Girls' Home in Suriname

September 20, 2009

Saramacca, Suriname - The Maria Internaat, is a girls' home run by Catholic nuns in Suriname. On September 18-20, 2009, RYS alumni collaborated with the Suriname Youth Parliament to assist the nuns in setting up a cattle farm.


"Fixabroko" - Repairing the Broken in Suriname through Religious Youth Service

August 26, 2008

Brokopondo, Suriname - Twenty-one Religious Youth Service participants spent Aug. 15-26, 2008 clearing bush and debris from the war-torn community of Brokopondo, clearing a path to a multipurpose court which had also been abandoned since the time of the military coup in 1980, and restoring playground equipment.


RYS Participants' Testimonies about their experience in Suriname

August 26, 2008

Brokopondo, Suriname - Testimonies from two Religious Youth Service participants about their experience in Brokopondo, Suriname.


Religious Youth Service Brings Youth Leaders Together in Suriname

August 30, 2007

Paramaribo, Suriname - Participants in a Religious Youth Service project in Suriname Aug. 18-30, 2007, immersed themselves in the Muslim and Christian communities as they cleaned and cared for animals at a zoo and did landscaping and made new friends at a home for the elderly.