[Replay] HWPL’s 8th Peace Walk

HWPL’s 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace

Subtitle: Citizen-Led Peacebuilding Initiative for Global Coexistence and Harmony

Date: May, 25th, 2021


The replay I missed so much came out on YouTube! I think we can turn on the subtitles!

I’m always grateful when I watch videos of HWPL. Because I feel so relieved that there are still people in the world who shout for peace.

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On May 25, 2021, HWPL’s 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace was held online and attended by 3,000 people from 150 countries around the world.

There have been many peace walking events, and May 25 was a truly meaningful peace festival.

I’ve walked with them before, too. It’s different from Santiago’s pilgrimage, but it’s the same. Why do people walk? I think it’s to find the answer. HWPL peace walking has a clear answer!

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This year’s event aimed to discuss a citizen-led peace movement and cooperation to promote coexistence and harmony in the global community, and to overcome global challenges that stem from hatred, conflicts, misunderstanding, and lack of communication in this current pandemic era.

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The event commemorated the Declaration of World Peace, proclaimed on May 25th in 2013. From this peace initiative, HWPL says that millions of global citizens for 8 years have participated in promoting peace projects.

These projects are locally fitted to creating a favorable environment of peace, including education, relief, and forums to offer public policies to meet the needs of the community.

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Chairperson Pacale Isho Warda of Hammurabi Human Rights Organization(HHRO) in Iraq, who was appointed as Minister of Migration and Displacement by the UN from 2004 to 2005, introduced a legislation project of law that prevents violence against women and children in cooperation with IWPG.

Women and children are too prone to be victims of war. Especially these days, there are a lot of crimes, so I’m worried. What’s wrong with the world?

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Ven. Ashin Htavara, General Secretary of All Burmese Monks Representative Committee in Norway, who went through the Saffron Revolution in 2007, stated that 3 HWPL Peace Libraries were established in Payapon, Myanmar and that a fourth library is currently being prepared.

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He is a strong leader. He is a 625 veteran and is now approaching 90. But he is busier than anyone else for peace. Out of common sense, he’s really doing his best day by day. I admire him.

That’s all for the photo review. It’s best to see for yourself!

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

A tremendous online roar of peace! We are one!

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE A tremendous online roar of peace! We are one! Peacewalk IWPG IPYG Peace Walk hwpl peacewalk HWPL Declaration of World Peace chairman Lee #525_peacewalk

On May 25, 2021, HWPL’s 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace was held online and attended by around 3,000 people from 150 countries around the world.

The event is held annually by an international peace NGO named Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in association with its affiliated groups, International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG).

It couldn’t be opened last year due to Corona, but I’m so grateful that it’s reopened this time. As expected, COVID-19 cannot stop the flow of peace.

The Declaration of World Peace was proclaimed on May 25th in 2013. From this peace initiative, millions of global citizens for 8 years have participated in promoting peace projects.

There are too many to list, but the HWPL is the most substantial and powerful peace organisation I know. The scariest power is that people serve only peace for nothing. Are there people like this around you? I’m sure he’s a nice guy.

What is at the heart of this event?

  • the cooperation of each state to establish international law for peace
  • the role of the media in contribution to sharing information of peace
  • the active peace movement of youth and women

Why youth and women? They were the biggest victims of the war. But that’s why they’re trying to be the greatest actors for peace.

Chairwoman Pascale Isho Warda of Hammurabi Human Rights Organization(HHRO) in Iraq, who was appointed as Minister of Migration and Displacement by the UN from 2004 to 2005, introduced a legislation project of law that prevents violence against women and children in cooperation with IWPG.

Regarding the importance of peace activities through education, she said, “We need to learn the mechanism of guiding everyone to become a tool of peace, strengthening from daily life, and sometimes throughout the simplest matter of life, starting with personal peace with oneself, in the family, and with others.”

Ven. Ashin Htavara, General Secretary of All Burmese Monks Representative Committee in Norway, who went through the Saffron Revolution in 2007, stated that 3 HWPL Peace Libraries were established in Payapon, Myanmar and that a fourth library is currently being prepared.

“There are too few libraries for children in Myanmar. I wanted to give hope to these little children. In the future, the library will conduct peace education, peace activities, and peace campaigns, and we will do everything that can help achieve peace,” he said.

Is there a possibility of peace in the future?

No one knows about it. But the only thing I can be sure of is that it goes our way. One might be skeptical of us as naive people. But I believe in the power of words and writings. I believe in the power of thought. We will be just as we thought.

Do you know a miracle in Maowusu(毛鳥素) desert? It is a story about a woman(Yin Yuzhen, 殷玉眞) who has worked for decades to create dozens of kilometers of forest in the desert.

Twenty years old, she did not give in. She woke up at 3 a.m., went to a seedling farm 19 kilometers away, bought seedlings and grass seeds, and when grass grew, the hard labor of planting trees on them. It became her daily routine for 20 years.

Let us all leave peace as a legacy of future generations.

“It is we in this day who have to do all the necessary things to make peace and prevent our globe from being destroyed. War does not end with words, but it comes to an end with our practical actions. I believe that this can be achieved since no one in our global village is not willing to see peace,” highlighted Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL.

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

UN Youth Envoy speaks on the Role of Youth in Peace

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Jayathma Wickramanayake, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, addresses the Security Council meeting UN Photo/Loey Felipe

On 17th of July 2019, Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN’s Youth Envoy, visited the Security Council on Wednesday with a simple message “young people care about peace.” She said especially young women can be labelled on a “small minority” easily. These stereotypes and myths skew young people’s full potential for peace. The fact is that most young people are in fact not involved in violence.

“In the past months I have noticed with grave concern, incidents of young peacebuilders and young human rights defenders being subjected to threats, intimidation, violence, arbitrary arrest and retaliation by State and non-State Actors.” She emphasized the need to protect these young peacebuilders.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE UN Youth Envoy speaks on the Role of Youth in Peace Youth4Peace Youth2030 Youth Peace and Security agenda WE ARE ONE We Are Here UN Youth Envoy Peace walk Peace Letter letter of peace letter for peace Jayathma Wickramanayake IPYG Peace Walk IPYG peace letter campaign IPYG hwpl peace walk HWPL Peace Letter hwpl peace legislation hwpl peace initiative HWPL DPCW António Guterres
A wide view of the Security Council meeting 17 July 2019 UN Photo/Loey Felipe

She reminded the Council that the Youth, Peace and Security agenda is being recognized and institutionalized within the UN as “core” to the Organization’s priorities for young people. So, the UN Youth Strategy, Youth 2030, will promote an environment that recognizes young people’s important and positive contributions to peace and security, while creating safe spaces and expanding opportunities for young people.

I totally agree with her. Young people have enormous potential. Protect them and help them grow tremendously. There’s something she and the young men of the United Nations are pushing now, and I think it’s so good that I’d like to introduce it. #Youth4Peace #Youth2030

https://twitter.com/UNYouthEnvoy/status/1151567223565246464
I follow her and enjoy her content. 🙂

We Are Here, We Are One

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE UN Youth Envoy speaks on the Role of Youth in Peace Youth4Peace Youth2030 Youth Peace and Security agenda WE ARE ONE We Are Here UN Youth Envoy Peace walk Peace Letter letter of peace letter for peace Jayathma Wickramanayake IPYG Peace Walk IPYG peace letter campaign IPYG hwpl peace walk HWPL Peace Letter hwpl peace legislation hwpl peace initiative HWPL DPCW António Guterres

At the First International Symposium on Youth Participation in Peace Processes, which was held last March in Finland, the youth envoy officially launched the policy paper “WE ARE HERE: An Integrated Approach to Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes.” (Here)

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, said “It analyses how young people can influence such efforts using diverse and innovative approaches. Around the world, young women and men are striving for justice, inclusion, gender equality and human rights. We must make the most of their power as drivers of a culture of peace.”

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE UN Youth Envoy speaks on the Role of Youth in Peace Youth4Peace Youth2030 Youth Peace and Security agenda WE ARE ONE We Are Here UN Youth Envoy Peace walk Peace Letter letter of peace letter for peace Jayathma Wickramanayake IPYG Peace Walk IPYG peace letter campaign IPYG hwpl peace walk HWPL Peace Letter hwpl peace legislation hwpl peace initiative HWPL DPCW António Guterres

Ms. Wickramanayake said “I hope this is the beginning of a process… for concrete actions to bring peace. Sustainable peace must be democratized to include the communities most affected. Young people are our best chance in succeeding at that.”

International Youth Peace Movement

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In the last two decades, over 1,000 peace agreements have been signed globally. It is estimated that 408 million youth live in a state or province affected by armed conflict. The co-authors, Ali Altiok and Irena Grizelj, said “No comprehensive studies have assessed the role and impact of young people in these peace agreements. This paper takes the first step towards providing emerging evidence that youth inclusion in peace processes can yield positive results.”

All we need for ‘We Are Here’
is ‘We Are One’

I’m reading this paper. Looking at it, I feel confident that peace can be achieved. How? Only, it would be necessary for all of us to work together as one. All we need for ‘We Are Here’ is ‘We Are One’. I also remember International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), a youth peace organization that is emerging most recently. It is a subsidiary organization of HWPL, international peace NGO affiliated with the UN ECOSOC and the UN DGC.

IPYG shouts “We Are One!!!”

IPYG, which represents 1.8 billion young people, is affiliated with 805 organizations of 110 countries. The number of total members is 4,600,000. In IPYG Peace Letter Campaign, 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.

On 14th of March 2019, all youth of the world had sent to their respective President or Prime Minister in 192 countries with the expectation of a response from these heads of state. On 25th of May 2019, the “6th IPYG Peace Walk” was held in around 126 locations in 77 countries around the world, including Australia, China, Germany, India, Russia, South Africa, the Philippines, and United States of America. (What is Peace Walk?) There is enthusiastic support from young people all over the world, and this huge flow is unstoppable.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE UN Youth Envoy speaks on the Role of Youth in Peace Youth4Peace Youth2030 Youth Peace and Security agenda WE ARE ONE We Are Here UN Youth Envoy Peace walk Peace Letter letter of peace letter for peace Jayathma Wickramanayake IPYG Peace Walk IPYG peace letter campaign IPYG hwpl peace walk HWPL Peace Letter hwpl peace legislation hwpl peace initiative HWPL DPCW António Guterres
6th Peace Walk / Santa Monica, LA

These young people are now doing all they can to get the DPCW, the best international law to put an end to the war, to the U.N. (What is DPCW?) Like UN Youth Envoy, the world is full of young people of passion for peace. Their potential can never be ignored. If all the peace groups of each country come together, and all of them shout in one voice, which country can start a war? No one will suffer any more.

Reference: https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/07/1042711
HWPL Official: http://hwpl.kr/

Peace is up to you 🙂 Good luck!