Promoting Global Good Governance with Global Leaders
“Universal Peace Federation will renew the United Nations and lead the way for millions of Ambassadors for Peace throughout the world with true love and the ideal of true family. They will fulfill heaven’s will to re-create the world as one family under God.”
Based on the vision of “One Family Under God,” Rev. and Mrs. Moon founded the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in 2005. The organization is a non-profit peace-making organization striving for global good governance. At the establishment of the organization, the founders traveled around the world, visiting 180 countries, to meet heads of state and to bring cooperation between organization and the visiting country. Their efforts have laid concrete foundation among world leaders and advanced UPF to be at the core of the peace movement to bring global good governance. Ever since, UPF has been expanding its broad and passion-filled movement to realize world peace in this era. Currently, UPF holds general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and has a network of Peace Ambassadors in 154 countries.
To promote its mission, UPF has been holding a series of International Leadership Conferences and World Summits, where world leaders gather to discuss and find solutions to world peace agendas, such as poverty, inequality, family breakdown, global warming, refugees, and negative effects of globalization, that cannot be solved with the effort of a single country, Moreover, UPF launched and developed the Ambassadors for Peace Initiative, the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace and the Interreligious Association of Peace and Development, and oversees the work of the World Peace Road Foundation.
Especially since 2016, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon has embarked on a great journey around the world to console humanity and in particular, those who have suffered from various crises, sharing messages of love, forgiveness and unity to fulfill the God-given responsibilities under the vision of “One Family Under God.” She has stated that “True love, which is the essence of Jesus Christ, is love that gives and forgets and continues to give endlessly. There is no future nor peace in nationalism.” In setting the direction toward achieving peace, she stated, “We must become families that love our neighbors, countries, and the world and live for the sake of others. We must become families that fulfill the responsibility of parents and cultivate a culture and environment in which all future generations can live in happiness.”
Starting with the Africa Summit 2018 held in January in Dakar, Senegal and continuing into 2019, Mrs. Moon visited many countries, including Austria, Brazil, United States, South Korea, South Africa, Nepal, Japan, Albania, Cambodia, and Niger, holding various summits and rallies to light the path toward world peace. As the year 2020 marks the centenary of Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s birth, Mrs. Moon embarked on a great journey around the globe to spread the vision of peace, Humanity as One Family Under God, to commemorate her late husband’s life of devotion and sacrifice for humanity and peace.
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon giving a speech at the “Peace Starts with Me” Peace & Family Festival in Vienna, Austria, to an audience of 10,000 people. Starting with the Africa Summit held in Dakar, Senegal on January 2018, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon held various peace summits and conferences in Austria, Brazil, the United States, South Korea, South Africa, Nepal, Japan, Albania, Cambodia, and Niger.