UPF to Hold Conference in Bangkok UN Building

From the Manila Star:

Rep. Jose de Venecia Jr. of the fourth district of Pangasinan will not attend the [ State of the Nation Address] and will instead go to a United Nations conference Bangkok, Thailand.

He said this would also be the launching of the Southeast Asia Peace Initiative organized by officials of the Thai government and the Universal Peace Federation…He said the UN meeting would be offering solutions to the problems in Muslim Mindanao, East Indonesia, Southern Thailand, Sri Lanka, among others.

A look at the website for United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), which is based in Bangkok, reveals the following:

International Leadership Conference (28 July 2008), Conference Room 1, organized by the Women’s Federation for World Peace (Thailand) (WFWP)

The WFWP was founded by the world’s “True Mother”, Rev. Moon’s wife, and it is part of the UPF. It should be noted, though, that the ESCAP website lists this event as a “non-ESCAP” event – so it’s not quite a “United Nations conference”.

Moon’s attempts to gain influence at the UN were discussed in this 2001 essay.

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