3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)

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3rd Annual Commemoration of the DPCW

Subtitle: Civil Society’s Role for Peaceful Unification of the Korean Peninsula

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 4:00 PM (GMT+9)

The 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was held on 14 March 2019 in Seoul, Korea and other major cities around the world. They shared the outcomes of activities undertaken to introduce the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW to the United Nations and the present status of the international community’s support.

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Mr.Pravin H. Parekh, President of the Confederation of Indian Bar and HWPL International Law Peace Committee Chairperson

Mr.Pravin H. Parekh, President of the Confederation of Indian Bar and HWPL International Law Peace Committee Chairperson, said “I am very happy to attend the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the DPCW to review and discuss the inclusion of DPCW in the curriculum of law school students in order to achieve real world peace. Mr.Man Hee Lee created the right consciousness of students and teachers around the world. The Chairman Lee is committed to ensuring that all countries and citizens have a dream of achieving world peace.

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He says that world peace can be achieved when there is supports from all countries around the world, as well as the support of UN, UNESCO and UNICEF. Mr.Lee continues to contact not only the United Nations and other international organizations, but also the rulers and intellectuals of other countries for world peace. Young people, including schools and universities, are huge supporters of HWPL. We are fighting for a harmonious world against clearly exceeding cruelty, violence and imbalance.

At this moment, every young man, every woman, every citizen is sending Peace Letters to representatives of each country. Peace Letter appeals to the presidents of each country to support DPCW to be introduced to the United Nations. And we will adopt DPCW through the United Nations. Today will be remembered as an important day in an effort to achieve global peace. We are one.”

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3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)

Also, around 30,000 participants discussed the role of civil society for peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula. Through a lecture on “Civil Society’s Role for Peaceful Unification, Exchange, and Cooperation of the Korean Peninsula,” there will be a discussion on cooperation for building up social consensus on peace and unification among civil society. They also had time to write peace letters to President Moon Jae-in as a kind of “Peace Letter Campaign.” What did they say to the president?

The President Moon is now in Malaysia. ASEAN is very important to Korea. At the interview with Asia News Network, President Moon emphasized “Peace & Prosperity.” He’s really made a lot of effort for peace so far. From the PyeongChang Peace Olympics to Inter-Korean summits with Kim Jong-un, Moon placed the greatest value on peace.

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Peace Letter to President Moon Jae-in

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Hello, Mr. President. I am a college student who loves peace. I know that you are always trying to make peace and that you are still working hard. But I know it’s a lot of trouble. Like Socrates, you’re acting as a midwife, but there are times when things don’t work out. As a Korean, I am studying abroad in Sydney now, but I am very sorry.

I remember you, Mr. President, who was a human rights lawyer. Human-centered politics has touched the hearts of countless people. Also, I remember you said at the UN General Assembly that “ending the Korean War” is an “urgent task.” (Reference) I completely agree with you. But why hasn’t it been done yet? Do you know how to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula? How on earth can we do this?

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President Moon Jae-in addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. AP

The answer is “Civil Society.” The Role of Civil Society is really important. That’s why HWPL associated with IPYG and IWPG. IPYG brings 1.8 billion young people from all over the world together and IWPG brings 3.7 billion women from all over the world together. If citizens around the world shout in one direction with one voice, which leader can stop it? We can do it. You can’t do it because you don’t.

Is this just a young man’s dream? Is it naive? If that’s my only story, of course, it could be. But HWPL makes a difference. Because there’s a huge number of people coming to HWPL. Why is that? HWPL is considered by foreign media and experts to be the most powerful and practical international NGO. The real reason is that HWPL has the answer to peace, “the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).”

DPCW, declared on March 14, 2016, was created by 21 prominent international law professionals, “The HWPL International Peace Law Committee.” H.E. Viktor Yushchhenko, Former President of Ukraine, said “The Declaration on Peace and the Cessation of War (DPCW) is a full and measured document and it is worth supporting political leaders and citizens around the world.” In particular, I think the Article 5 of the DPCW can help us. Some of the following are excerpts.

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Article 5 – Self-determination

1. The duty of every state to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any other state includes the duty not to engage in any action that would result in the dismemberment of any state, or force the secession or annexation of any territorial unit from that state.

2. Subject to the right to self-determination of peoples, states shall not engage in any intervention that seeks to divide or separate a state in a manner that is contrary to the rules of international law.

3. Subject to the provisions of the present article, States should encourage identifiable nation-states that have been divided by longstanding external or historical factors to engage in co-operation and dialogue. States should ensure that divided peoples are provided with their right to self-determination, including, inter alia, measures which may result in unified government.

President Moon Jae-in,
if you really love the people and the country, please sign the DPCW!

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IPYG all over the world is urging presidents from around the world to sign the DPCW. In less than a year, 165,782 Peace Letters were collected. DPCW already has national supports such as Seychelles, Eswatini, and Comoros. In 2017, the central american parliament passed a resolution in support of the DPCW. Also, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), which represents all citizens of 55 countries of the African Continent, the International Centre for Black Sea-Baltic Studies and Consensus Practices (Centre BBS), which consisted of former European Presidents, and 145 United Nations officials also supported the DPCW.

Please support the DPCW to be introduced into the U.N. resolution and to be legally binding all over the world.

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“Korean War in pictures, 1951-1953 (12)” / manhhai / flickr.com

It’s our Korea that put a gun to our fellow countrymen’s chest. You know the pain of war, don’t you? Why should we be divided under longstanding external and historical factors? It is the only divided country in the world. Who can pay back the lives of countless young men who died in the war?

Mr. President, I don’t want to die. I want to love, dream and sing. Your choice is very important now. Please sign the DPCW. If not, please let me know why. We can do it! Why not?

I don’t want you to be remembered as a president to future generations who wanted war. I hope you to be remembered as the president who took the lead over anyone else for peace. Pleas write back.

Thanks for reading my peace letter, President Moon Jae-in.

Sincerely,

Ming Taylor
Student of Medical School
Sydney, Australia

Official:
http://hwpl.kr/en/news/view/190310379/0/3rdAnnualCommemorationoftheDeclarationofPeaceandCessationofWarDPCW

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

IPYG Peace Letters to All Presidents

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On 6th of June, 2018, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution 2419 (2018) to call on increasing the representation of young people. The resolution was crafted to recognize the role youth could play in conflict prevention and resolutions while “advancing sustainable peace” and “spreading a culture of peace.”

Now, what should young people do?

Reference: http://hwpl.kr/en/news/view/180806322//PeaceLetterstobeDeliveredtotheTwoHeadsofStates

IPYG Peace Letters initiative

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In order to develop the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) into a legally binding form, it is essential to raise awareness and mobilize support from heads of states and nations. To that end, the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) has been urging the heads of state and government officials for their support by delivering Peace Letters written and gathered through youth and civil organizations.

Youth, holding a pen instead of weapon

Youth of 23 countries have participated and the handwritten peace letters have been delivered to 9 former/current presidents and prime ministers in 8 countries.

In particular, as Korea still remains the only divided nation in the world, Korean youth have been writing to mayors, lawmakers, prime ministers and the president of Korea with a hope that the DPCW will realize peaceful reunification on the Korean Peninsula. About 165,782 letters have been collected so far (as of Feb 2019)

Why is DPCW the Answer to Peace?

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What is the difference between existing international law? The biggest problem with international law at present is that it is not legally binding. Therefore, DPCW includes the direction of legally binding and legal force.

The existing international law contains elements in which a powerful nation can create disputes along its interests. According to Article 1 “Prohibition of the threat or use of force” and Article 3 “Friendly relations and the prohibition of acts of aggression”, States should abstain from interference in other States, whatever its motives or purposes. And States should condemn the illegal occupation of territory and should criminalize in their domestic law.

10 Articles of the DPCW consisted of “Conflict prevention (Article 1~5) “, “Conflict mediation (Article 6~7)” and “Securing sustainable peace (Article 8~10).” Conflict prevention encourages states to cooperate in gradual disarmament, repurpose weapon-manufacturing facilities for the benefit of humanity. And don’t invade. When there are interstate problems, the state itself decides its own fate.

How can do the DPCW mediate Conflict? Through the UN Security Council, the International Court of Justice, other judicial bodies, regional judicial arrangements, the DPCW will settle disputes. Then you may be able to ask this question. “How can international peace be maintained through the UN Security Council when the UN Security Council is now composed primarily of powerful nations?” But the DPCW involves changing international organizations like the United Nations Security Council to function properly.

Lastly, Securing sustainable peace is important for future generations. Religion is the most important part of people’s ideology. In other words, this is a factor that can cause conflict among people. In fact, it accounts for 80 percent of the causes of war. Therefore, religion should be united, and religious leaders should take the lead in the peace movement. And through peace education for young children, it creates an eternal culture of peace.

Reference: http://hwpl.kr/en/initiative/lawForPeace

How can peace be achieved with DPCW?

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The answer is “Civil Society!” That’s why HWPL works with IPYG and IWPG. Peace comes when all citizens around the world are watching. The President cannot ignore the people. The owner of the state is the people, and the president is not at his disposal because the people vote. When citizens around the world shout in one voice, in one direction, nothing can ever ignore it. A national leader can’t help but keep up with the citizens.

The HWPL is where 1.8 billion Youth and 3.7 billion Women gathered to achieve peace. So, in order to achieve the ultimate goal of implementing a legally binding international instrument based on the DPCW, HWPL is encouraging states for the submission and adoption of the document at the UN General Assembly. It must get votes in favor at least two-thirds of the 193 ambassadors of the United Nations member states.

Already, UN permanent representatives of 145 countries recognize the need for the DPCW. In 2017, the central american parliament passed a resolution in support of the DPCW. In Africa, HWPL and the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) signed MOU to support the DPCW. The PAP is the legislative body of the African Union consisting of 55 countries of the continent of Africa. This means the support of the entire continent of Africa.

In Europe, the International Centre for Black Sea-Baltic Studies and Consensus Practices (Centre BBS), which is headed by a group of former European national leaders, signed the MOU with HWPL. Not at all, Seychelles, Eswatini, and Comoros expressed support for the DPCW at the NATIONAL LEVEL.

Reference: http://hwpl.kr/en/news/lists/24

3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)

Civil Society’s Role for Peaceful Unification of the Korean Peninsula

At 14th of March, 2019, It will be held all over the world. On 14th of March, Everyone in the world should write Peace Letters to support the DPCW. “Dear President, Here is the Answer to Peace. Why not? Do you want war? If you really love your country and people, you should support the DPCW.” What is your choice? Endless War or Peaceful Future? This choice now we do will be remembered forever in future generations. Sign the DPCW!

Mr. President, did you receive our peace letters? Please write back. This is a time of peace. All things have helped us. So, our beginning is a success.

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

The Chairman Man Hee Lee Quotes #4

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HWPL PHOTO/Man Hee Lee Quotes

On the 16th of September, The ‘Goseong Peace Conference’ was attended by the International Centre for Black Sea-Baltic Studies and Consensus Practices (Centre BBS), which is headed by a group of former European national leaders.

Mr. Man Hee Lee was stressing the responsibilities of global leaders to work together for peace according to the pledge contained in this peace agreement.

Also Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL said, “I hope this talk would create a new future and form a peaceful world. We know that everyone wants peace and the end of war. I haven’t seen anyone who wants war. When we achieve peace, our future generation will remember us forever.

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!