2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)
“A Call for Building a World of Peace and Realizing Justice“
On March 14, 2018, I sat at a quiet cafe and watched ‘2nd DPCW’ live broadcast in Australia. The sky was so clear today. Maybe you don’t know, now I’m studying abroad in Australia. I’m from Korea. Unlike Korea, here seems to be more relaxing. ‘Did I come this far and learn all the things to learn?’ ‘Why am I here?’ On these thoughts, I heard the news from HWPL. Today is the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the DPCW. I know a lot of peace groups, but I don’t believe any one. Because they are only saying about peace, not moving. But I can’t help putting my trust in HWPL. We can know them by their walking. This time, we check more about this commemoration.
71 Countries Cry out for DPCW
The 2nd Annual Commemoration of the DPCW in Seoul was held in conjunction with 166 cities in 71 countries including Los Angeles and Washington D.C. in the United States, Germany, Ukraine, Britain, and China totaling approximately 150,000 worldwide participants. They shouted together around the world. Representatives of religion, government and civic groups expressed their solidarity for the passage of an international peace law at this commemoration. But the beginning was definitely one. In a few years, so many people are joining. What’s gonna happen in a few years? Join in the vast flow of peace that can’t stop.
HWPL is an international peace nonprofit organization registered with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Messengers of Peace are crying out
“Rather than waiting to take peace for granted, it is we who should put an end to war to protect humanity and our globe, and leave peace as a legacy for future generations,” said Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL. “Laws of today cannot compensate for the lives sacrificed from war. What we need is an instrument that protects human life, the very law that prevents war,” said Lee.
Mr. Pravin H. Parekh, President of Confederation of Indian Bar, who participated in drafting the DPCW said, “No human being and no animal on planet Earth can survive from weapons (of mass destruction). Even an error or an accident can cause widespread, irreparable damage to human life and property. We all have to work 365 days and 24 hours together for peace as a messenger of peace.”
“We urge all those yearning for peace and justice to take the right path, not the path marked with lies, and join the effort to build peace together.”
– Chairman Lee of HWPL