IPYG has been working with approximately 846 youth organizations in 111countries around the world (as of October 2017). IPYG Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop! It is a good example of the Youth Empowerment. How much faster do they run? They participated in more than 200 activities and events in 44 countries for peace. How long? ‘Just in this year!‘ They show a great power. The reasons for that are eager for peace and youth. In particular, IPYG hosted the Peace Walk, which has been an annual event since 2013. They created a movement to promote the true culture of peace. It is based on Article 10 of the DPCW.
“For World Peace to become a reality, this is the duty of all youth, everywhere.“
IPYG Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop
It is important for young adults around the world to recognize the importance of safeguarding peace. What is the role of the youth? Owners of the future! They must make the world of peace. To fulfill such vision, IPYG continues to host the Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop. So far, IPYG’s Youth Empowerment Peace Workshops were hosted in the states of Kano, Imo and Katsina in Nigeria.
This time, it was held in Kano State, Nigeria on 14 January 2018.
Dr. Babatunde Adetuniji Oni and Dr. Hakeem Abimbola Olaniyan, Professors of Law at the University of Lagos, design a curriculum dedicated to identifying the ways of making peace a reality in Nigeria. Why do they work so hard? Because they were inspired at the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the September 18th WARP Summit. After participating in the peace education, many students expressed their grief over the current selfish and brutal reality.
A student said “Peace and wars should be clearly distinguished. I realized that peace cannot be achieved by committing wars. I believe this education should reach out to all corners of Nigeria in every field.”
This year, the Central American Parliament, also known as PARLACEN aims to benefit all the member states in the region with the same policies of social welfare and education. PARLACEN will do a substantial and active support growing for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). It could not have been approved, if it wasn’t for Hon. Deputy Paula Lorena Rodriguez Lima. Who is she? She is a current Representative of Guatemala in PARLACEN. She had sincere and honest heart for peace and inspired each of the 120 congressmen and congresswomen. What does she think about ‘DPCW‘? It is “a declaration that details the yearning of having peace in the world”.
“I do believe that the amount of wars within the countries are increasing because the values are being lost. Truly I would want that my children would never encounter a country that is deteriorating in the Central America or the world that would be losing values.” – Hon. Deputy Paula Lorena Rodriguez Lima
Overcome the obstacles!
But PARLACEN encounter oppositions within parliament. Why? Because there was some hostile information of HWPL in the internet. So they didn’t want to approve it. It was rejected in the first month, second month and so forth. Thus, she just witnessed the workings of HWPL for a long time. I’m really impressed her actions. She hopes to see the document adopted even within the organization of the American states, all other regional parliaments, and eventually make its way to the United Nations. I want to emulate someone like her who is confident and treads the path of virtue.
Exclusive Interview with
Hon. Deputy Paula Lorena Rodriguez Lima
“I’ve had the advantage of being here now for the 3rd time in Korea [for the WARP Summit]. All the things I observed were positive things. I observed all the religions here included within the organizations.
More than that, I was able to see all of the youth volunteers are intelligent youth with strong intellectual capacity. As a matter of fact, it [HWPL] is a noble organization whose only purpose is to search peace.
In all the months, I aspired to convince the deputies. During these 14 months I had to talk to every single one of congressmen and women to offer an explanation, the benefits, advantages, and the nobility of this declaration. And then it was finally approved. At last, it was approved.”
How long will we wait? We are not prepared towait forever. Is peace possible? Is it a naive desire? Nope. It is possible. It’s going to be tough but we’ll pull through it together. We‘ll make it, I tell you. If you just see yourself, maybe the world is already peaceful, Aren’t you? We really need to broaden our views. Watch whole world! Our friends are there.
We are not alone
Three Children of Syria : Cry Out for Peace
Do you remember ‘Alan Kurdi‘? You already know it. He appeared dead on the beach. While trying to go to Europe to avoid civil war, his mother(35) and his brother(5) were drowned. Then all the world wanted to help Syria refugees.
Do you remember ‘Omran Daqneesh‘? He was rescued after being buried in collapsed buildings in Syria Aleppo. One pictureshockedpeopleall over the world. He was sitting in an ambulance with stained with blood and dust. I cannot repress my astonishment.
Bana Alabed, who broadcasted the current situation in real time, is also same. She got 233,653 followers. Her first words were “I need peace”. It was retweeted over 1000 times.
This three children informed the world of the misery of the Syrian civil war. They changed world’s movement for Syria.
It is our WHY
And what more do you want?
The purpose of 3rd WARP Summit 2017
It’s more than just a conference. It declare “Everyone has arole in the peace-building process” So they make this platform to share ideas and their passion. Their slogan is “Together for peace as messengers of peace”
3rd WARP Summit 2017’s objectives
To develop the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) into a legally binding form
To develop education and a culture of peace
Ho! To foster harmony amongst religions
Three Things Looking Forward to at the WARP Summit 2017