The 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)1 is to be held on 14 March 2019 in Seoul, Korea and other major cities around the world under the subtitle, “Civil Society’s Role for Peaceful Unification of the Korean Peninsula.” This event will serve as a platform to share the outcomes of activities undertaken to introduce the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW to the United Nations.
Introduce the DPCW to the United Nations
Support at the national level
Starting with Seychelles, Eswatini, and Comoros, official support for the DPCW at the governmental level is increasing.
Expanding support at the international level through IGOs
International organizations’ support and participation for the DPCW have continued. PARLACEN (Central American Parliament) passed a resolution in support of the DPCW. The Pan-African Parliament, which is the legislative body of the African Union consisting of 55 African countries, and the International Centre for Black Sea-Baltic Studies and Consensus Practices signed memoranda of understanding. Also in May 2018, at the UN Headquarters in front of the UN Permanent Representatives of 145 countries, HWPL made known the importance of introducing the DPCW to the UN in the form of a draft resolution and establishing a binding instrument for peace.
Expanding civil society’s movement for the DPCW advocacy
HWPL’s “Legislate Peace” Campaign is an advocacy campaign at the civilian level in support of the DPCW and its implementation, and it is taking place in 174 countries around the world. This campaign includes peace education that can raise awareness of peace among citizens, students, and refugees, “Peace Letter” Campaign where the youth call for peace in letters to national leaders, and peace projects and advocacy activities for improving women’s rights.
3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)
“14 March Peace Letter Day”
At the 14th of Mar., 2019 16:00pm(GMT+9)
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