UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated, “An unprecedented volume of landmines and unexploded weapons contaminates rural and urban war zones, maiming and killing innocent civilians long after conflict has ended. Mine action is vital.” To bring attention to this issue the General Assembly of the United Nations established the 4th of April as International Mine Awareness Day. It is estimated that approximately 110 million landmines still remain in the ground in various countries around the world.
“Advancing Protection, Peace and Development”
These landmines clearly show the lasting effects of war that continue to cause damage and loss of life even after the active conflicts have ceased. Articles 1 through 3 of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) address the prohibition of acts of aggression and the banning of weapons of war. According to Article 2 Clause 3 of the DPCW “States should take measures to ensure that existing weapons of mass destruction, weapons capable of causing widespread and unnecessary suffering and weapons incompatible with international humanitarian law are gradually dismantled or destroyed.”
In May 25, 2013 ‘The Declaration of World Peace’ was proclaimed.
In Sep 16-19, 2014 World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit
ln Sep 18-19, 2015 Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts
ln Nov 12-13, 2015 Committee meeting convenes to draft the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
In March 14, 2016 New international law was proclaimed by HWPL International Law Peace Committee(more info). It was called DPCW(Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War). (DPCW is here)
Now ‘Legislate peace campaign’ is carrying on
DPCW Article 9 – Religion,ethnic identity and peace
1. States should engage in multilateral consultations to deal with situations where differences attributable to religion or ethnicity pose a threat to peace sothat necessary remedial action may be taken and to identify the root causes of a situation causing tension between different religious or ethnic groups, in order to adopt necessary measures to promote mutual understanding between the groups concerned.
2. States should take measures to ensure that religious belief or ethnic identity are notutilised as a pretext for gross and systematic acts of violence. In circumstances where individuals or groups perpetrate or assist in such acts in the name of their religion, states should take adequate measures that lead to the prosecution and punishment of such activities.
3. Recognising the threat to peaceful coexistence that violent religious extremism may cause, states should implement, in good faith, legal measures against individuals or groups attempting to perpetrate or assist in gross and systematic acts of violence in the name of religion. Such measures should, in extreme cases, include the proscription of faith groups – including sects or cults – that perpetrate acts of violence against the territorial integrity and political independence of any state.
“The very work that we are pursuing is the work of healing of nations. Once implemented, this Law will be engraved in the hearts of many people to have a peaceful life.“ – Chairman Lee
IPYG, a group of young leaders, devoted their youth to achieving world peace. IPYG youth, with the vision of world peace, like shining stars, becomes the model of the world peace movement. The members ofIPYG are accepted by good examples of world peace movements. They are really passionate. One of the key activities is IPYG world Peace Walkheld 25 May every year around the world. DPCWParade!
“Ordinary people’s ordinary peace“
The IPYG, an organization of international youthleaders, is carrying out peace activities to protect the future of the earth by becoming messengers of peace.
“If there is we cannot do, and we don’t do it. That’s not the way it should be. Let us become one heart. And, the objective will surely be achieved. – representative of IPYG“
IPYG : We Youths, Become One Heart
“IPYG youth around the world are united in one purpose-to share in the love and life granted from heaven through peace projects and campaigns”
“For World Peace to become a reality, this is the duty of all youth, everywhere.” – IPYG
Text of a speech in 3rdWARP 2017
“We have grown and developed in many ways. More than anything, we have been working advocacy campaigns so that the declaration of world peace and cessation of wars will become legally binding and it will truly bring all wars to an end.
We have been able to produce good results and you will be able to confirm this through the various sessions that had begun today. Our objectiveis world peace where there are no more wars. Until this objective is achieved, we must allfollow the leadership of chairman Lee of HWPL and go forthone direction.
If there is we cannot do, and we don’t do it. That’s not the way it should be. Let us become one heart. And, the objective will surely be achieved.” – representative of IPYG
“Immediatelyand very quickly, we have to work on for every nation and leader to sign up international law to implement and the declaration of 10 articles and 38 clauses. So distinguished guests, you already have an answer. Now, we need to takean action to it – chairman of HWPL“
It is really a shocking news. I have had an eye on Nobel Peace Prize candidates because I have a lot of interest in peace. What news? 7 members of ‘White Helmet‘ were killed by unidentified armed men. I don’t know how many. They were shot in the head. Do you know what it means? “Execution” What kind of crime? The international community is angry. It is even more because 7 members are private volunteers who worked tirelessly to save lives in an extraordinarily dangerous environment. We should make it as an opportunity. 7 Dead White helmet is not dead.
The best way to commemorate their deaths is to follow their will. It is unnecessary to talk many things. If we don’t do anything, we should be more angry. So, what is their will? White helmet is made up of Tailor, bakers, carpenters, electricians and other over 3,000 people. Their goal is to save anyone hurt. They claim to advocate moderation. Eventually, what theymost wanted is peace. “A world free from wars” Anton Chekhov said ‘We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds’I didn’t want their death to be in vain. Dead White helmets must be alive in our heart.
How we can do it?
HWPL’s Two wings : IWPG & IPYG
We already know that war settles nothing and to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.(AgathaChristie) Actions are necessary now, not words. We should really achieve peace. I want to recommend ‘HWPL‘. “Groundbreaking and substantive” solutions of HWPL is impressive. The chairman of HWPL said “We have the answer to achieve Peace” HWPL‘s SOLUTIONS are ‘International Law for Peace and Cessation of War‘ and ‘Alliance of Religions‘. (more info) and other postings
There is no path to peace. Peaceis the path. – Mahatma Gandhi
Do you have any something stuffy? But you don’t know how to release, don’t you? Radiate your youthfulness! Youth imagine Youth challengeYouth act and Youth well done! It is a slogan of 2017 World Youth Festival. It takes place in Gwangju, Korea from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6. Originally I went to Australia to study abroad. In summer vacation, I came to my hometown. I’ll show you things I actually taken. You might be surprised by their energy.
DJ Party : 2017 World Youth Festival
Who created this festival? Who participated in this festival? Youth! But It is not made to eat and just play. I think this festival want to say somethiing. As I see it, it want to make ‘new culture’. “Youth can do it! Not only just do, but also do very well!” There are many lethargic young man who lose their will. They think “What can I do? It is nothing.” I was like that at one time. But now, this is notime to keep still. There are many young people our age in all over the world. What do they think? It may be different. Can you hear?
There is a someone who worry for a living, who are afraid of crimes and who are angry at enemy that kill my comrade. But we are one! We should help each other. This is why Youth cry out Peace! The war must be done away. Politics seem to start most wars. But Politician don’t go to war. Who go to? It is Youth! Youthkill each other. Who died? It is Youth! Not Politician. Why do we fight? For country…? Can you say it is for country? Ask to your conscience. We want to achieve PEACE! We Are One!
Didn’t you see a lot of green around? It is a 2017 color of the year. “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone’s color consulting arm, said. What is Pantone? It determines the color trend of the world. Fashion, beauty and many industries are affected. Greenery is symbolic of “new beginnings” What does it mean to you?
Greenery Peace Color : New beginning
It’s meaning is very cool. I feel like it is same as ‘breeze’. Is it time to start something before? Are you planning a trip? Aren’t your heart throbbing with joy? Revitalize! It maybe a mission of the young people. Have you ever think color of the peace is what? I think it fits well ‘greenery‘ I will name it a ‘Greenery peace color‘. Fresh, second wind, new beginnings, vitality! It is not important what to wear. “Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.” Coco Chanel said. It means that it is more important who you’ll be. What is in your mind? Peace’s new wind is blowing. I’ll show you ‘Blowing in The Wind – Bob Dylan’.
You wake up, but there is no friend to meet? You feel like it’s you against the world. You are lonely but you maybe don’t want to talk about this. You can say ‘I’m not alone.’ Yes I think it is true and you are honest. I just want to talk. You can do whatever you want. There is no answer. I just want to tell you. You’re not that kind of guy. You have enough capacity to do that.
The funniest Dance : Surprising!
You will be really surprised. He is dancing alone and editing it himself. Just imagine. He put a great deal of effort to make this one video. During the day he had worked as a pharmacist. He seems really quiet and shy. Why did He do? He started it to change his personality. I think he is really brave. It is not saying to do the same thing. You knowwhat I’m saying. Good luck! It’s up to you!
What do you think is the most terrible thing in the world? Snake? Ghost? I think it’s a ‘Syrian jail’. Do you know ‘Sednaya Prison‘?It is amilitary prison near Damascus in Syria. A Aleppo boy(15 years old) was imprisoned for 10 months two years back. The awful thing is that Sednaya Prison is called killing field. Recently, this boy sent ‘a record of Syrian prison’ to the Guardian, British daily.
His Voice in the Syrian jail
“Today is the UN’s International Day for Support of Victims of Torture. Unfortunately in Syria, there is no shortage of victims of torture. Tens of thousands of us have been thrown in Assad’s prisons and tortured beyond what our bodies and minds can take.”
“When I was first arrested, I was taken to security branch headquarters near Damascus, where I was tortured during sessions of interrogation for 58 days straight. After 58 days of this treatment, I had no choice but to sign false confessions that the interrogator himself wrote. I put my name to offences I had never committed, and confessions about people I had never met. I was even forced to sign a document that accused my brother of being an armed rebel.”
Saydnaya is where you go to die
“I was held in that branch for four-and-a-half months, then moved to the political security administration at Fayha’ in Damascus. Here I was tortured in even more ways. I was given electric shocks on sensitive parts of my body; suspended from the ceiling; tortured using brutal methods known as “wind carpet”, “the wheel”, and “the bed”. This went on for another three months.”
“This is when I was transferred to Saydnaya military prison. The Living Persons’ Graveyard. The Human Slaughterhouse. These are names that describe Saydnaya.”
“We survived on scraps of rubbish for food. We became so starved that our bodies stopped looking human. And we were whipped, beaten, starved, given electric shocks. We saw people taken to be hanged en masse. There are stories of prisoners being forced to rape each other, or of guards raping prisoners. There are stories of guards forcing prisoners to kill their own friends and family, or be tortured and executed. Saydnaya is hell on Earth.”
“In October 2015, after 10 months of detention, I won my freedom. But my mind will never be free. I’ve been taken hostage by the cries of my fellow prisoners”
This is why we need peace
This video is not related with Aleppo boy. But I insert it because of your understanding.
25 May, 2017 4th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace! Many peoples were gathered in the world for peace walk. It was more than 300,000 people. We are passionate and powerful! It’s so funny and touching. Very Hot but we became One! There is no one who don’t know why we walk. We cry out for peace! Each of us has a different story. Our stories are heartbreaking in our own lives. But we have one dream! one voice and one movement!
Cessation of War for future generations!
You Can See it now-now
Another tragedy : Absence of empathy
We can easily see the horrors of war. You can’t overemphasize the tragedy of war. But it is no use that if you didn’t feel deep down in the heart. It is another tragedy! The absence of empathy. I hate just words, just a pity. Of course I’m very thankful for cheerful words but I just want to change their future actually. It’s maybe our future that my children will live in, aren’t you? You need to feel more.
This cardsection of IPYG is a story about ending of war. You can think about one more time. It not only posed problems of war but also suggested Solutions. My friend Kes was in tears
Check it yourself. you can feel
Feel in the flesh
Is it a naive desire? Nope
If you can’t believe us, you can see works. I didn’t these works but just I am interested in HWPL‘s walk. Its practical and substantive approach for peace is really attractive. Many things happened in 4 years.
In 2013, The Declaration of World Peace was proclaimed.
In 14 March, 2016 New international law was proclaimed by HWPL International Law Peace Committee(more info). It was called DPCW(Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War).
‘Legislate Peace Campaign‘ was active to present DPCW to the United Nations.(campaign page) Now 300,000 people is moving fast. For Peace! Finally, they call on world leaders and governments to develop and enforce a law based on the principles of the DPCW. They are passionate and strong.
Let us Legislate Peace. Sign Your Support.
World peace and restoration has begun at the same time this declaration is proclaimed.
Thank you. – Chairman of HWPL
Wow It’s a very hot day but my heart is cool. Now that I have had their say, It’s like cold water. I Did you havelunchwell? I’m full!!! Although I didn’t eat a lot of rice, this impression is really feeding my soul. Did you listen passionate shouts? We are one!!!!! Cry out for Peace!!! The energy in the field here is amazing!!! I want to be with you.
HWPL chair man : Man-hee Lee
If the current international law is perfect, we didn’t legislate an international law. All young men want peace, not war. Everyone should agree this international law proposed in the UN.
Not bring peace to someone who stand still. We have to make peace. If incumbent presidents aren’t doing works of peace, future generations would have a bone to pick with presidents. In Peace! We Are One!
Religion should be one and country, global village should also be one!
Nothing can stop the orders of the sky and it is the hope of mankind. I come here everything behind because Solution of Peace is here! Mothers are hope for peace! If you believe in a can-do attitude, you can do it!
Bad leadership stop change, but also start a war and violence. Youth is awakening! If we work together, we can make a better world. Although a stumbling block is here, we have a hope! We count on Lee’s leadership! Youth!!! has your hope!!!