Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones – The Role of Religions

Date(s) - 27.01.2017
13:00 - 17:30

VIC UN Vienna, Austria


Föderation für Weltfrieden – UPF Austria – Infoservice,

NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in cooperation with partner organizations is inviting you to a conference on the theme

Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones – The Role of Religions

Registration link (required)



 Friday, January 27th 2017, 13:00-17:30 (1:00 pm – 5:30 pm)
Vienna International Center, C-Building – Conf. Room C1, 2nd floor

Picking up the UN day pass: 13:00 – 14:00 (Gate 1)

1st Session: 14:00 – 15:30

(A Culture of Peace versus a Culture of Violence and War, Toward an Interreligious Council at the UN)

2nd Session: 16:00 – 17:30

(Programs for Peace in the Middle East, in the Ukraine and on the Balkans)

End of Program: 17:30

Speakers: Religious representatives, academics, diplomats and leaders of NGOs.


A ground pass is required to enter Vienna International Centre (VIC). If you do not have a permanent pass, please register not later than January 23rd. Those, who would like to enter the VIC and attend the conference on January 27th 2017, are requested to present their identity document at Gate 1 of the VIC. The VIC, 1220 Wien, Wagramerstrasse 5, is best reached by Subway U1 (Kaisermühlen).



World Interfaith Harmony Week
First proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010, just under a month later it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

This age of globalization needs enlightened people in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that can benefit all humanity as well as those that preserve each religion’s identity. UPF and its network of Ambassadors for Peace celebrate this week each year, in a way that encourages understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths for the well-being of our communities and peace in the world



Universal Peace Federation – United Nations Correspondents Association Vienna – International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan studies – Women’s Federation for World Peace

Further Information: Peter Haider, Tel.: 0650 2588846


Über den Autor

Founding member of WFWP-Austria