What do you think is a peace walk? “HWPL’s 10th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and the Peace Walk” is organized in 89 locations across 59 countries in May.
When do we think of peace in our daily lives? I get up in the morning, do morning routines, and have a simple breakfast. When I go to work and take care of my backlog, lunch time is approaching.
After saying anything with my colleagues, I work again in the afternoon. I have a dinner appointment, so I enjoy my meal, go to the gym, or run in the park. I come back home, read, do night routine, and then go to sleep.
There is no room for peace here. Isn’t this our daily life? Shouldn’t we need a way to make peace even a little bit once a year, once every six months, even once a month?
In that way, peace events and peace walking are really great ways!
525 Peace Walk has begun!
On May 25, 5,000 participants were gathered at the Peace Gate of Seoul Olympic Park in South Korea, and other thousands of individuals around the world, including France, the United States, China, Japan, Australia, and Germany, are expected to join the events until the end of this month.
What is peace? I don’t think it’s a bad idea to take a descriptive test. Like Baccalaureate in France!
Baccalaureate can describe his thoughts on important human problems for hours. The whole nation is interested in this year’s problems and there is a culture of expressing their opinions.
In the event, the “Joint Statement of the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of World Peace” was unveiled.
The statement said that the Declaration developed into the “Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War” (DPCW) to pursue “a transition from the rule of power to the rule of law” based on principles of “democracy, justice, civil liberties and equality, religious freedom and responsibility.”
Through the joint statement, HWPL and participating organizations affirmed their commitment to institutionalizing peace through international cooperation, aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, justice and strong institutions.”
I’m also very interested in SDGs! Isn’t it so cool? The sight of humanity working together to achieve their goals!
Actually, there are many shortcomings in reality, but I think it would be good if we put our hearts together and work together! How can we do that? It’s definitely possible if we all make up our minds.
This time, design props came out! I got it when I participated in the SNS event.
The Power of Restarted Offline Walking
This time, design props came out! I got it when I participated in the SNS event.
Recalling HWPL’s peace activities for the past 10 years, Chairman Lee Man-hee said, “Since we pledged to work together for world peace 10 years ago, we have been calling for peace all over the world. We have advocated that peace should be taught at home and at school, and that everyone should become messengers of peace. I went to the battlefield in Mindanao, Philippines to raise the voice of peace and we were promised not to begin war again.”
He also emphasized, “Everyone should be one under the title of peace and work together to create a good world and make it a legacy for future generations. This is what we need to do in this era in which we live.”
Since then, numerous speakers have attended and various events have been held, so I’ll post a YouTube link! I hope you can see it.
Since the pandemic, the peace walk, which has been conducted only online to comply with each country’s quarantine guidelines, will be held offline again.
HWPL’s 10th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and the Peace Walk
Subtitle : New Decade, Making Institutional Peace Take Root
On May 25, you will be able to see a march of peaceful walking in major cities around the world, shouting “Legislate Peace (LP).”
In order to achieve the goal of “establishing a peace system,” the HWPL will continue to promote DPCW’s resolution to the UN General Assembly, implement peace education through governments and official institutions, regular communication channels to promote understanding and resolve conflicts between religions.
First, we need a basic understanding of the country of Cameroon.
On December 2018, the United States assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Tibor Nagy, raised the issue of Cameroon as among the world’s most dire conflicts, stating: “I fear that [the crisis] could get much, much worse.”
The United Nations conservatively estimates that the ongoing conflict has killed more than 3 000 people and displaced nearly 700 000 more in the Anglophone regions, a staggering number that comprises about 20% of our country’s population. Most recently, on February 14, about two dozen villagers, including 14 children and a pregnant woman, were massacred in the village in the northwest region.
In fact, this is a really difficult problem. How many people died, and why did they die? The difference between ideology and thought… The resentment and anger of it do not go away. 🙁
We don’t need Violence and Weapons
So what the hell should we do? Should we just stay still? Should we turn away because we don’t know anything? What should never be done is the attitude of maintaining the status quo.
If you look at the reference article, I agree with Maurice Kamto, the president of the opposition Cameroon Renaissance Movement and a former political prisoner in Cameroon, in part.
His second plan is that the violence on both sides must end today. I totally agree with this. Talks cannot begin without the elimination of violence and weapons. Other than that, his arguments include building infrastructure like hospital schools, setting the stage for dialogue and reforming the election system.
It is a proposal that seems to be effective. But I thought this was not enough. I think “civil society” is the key. The bottom-up approach is more effective than the top-down one. And that power is incredibly powerful.
It was a international peace NGO called HWPL that showed me this powerful force. I thought it was impossible to achieve peace.
Imagine if you were a little girl in a town in Cameroon. Can we expect peace to be achieved? No, we live in anxiety every day. Then, we find a little happiness, and we will feel satisfied. We thought this was life. This is so tragic. But peace was not difficult, and furthermore it was not impossible.
HWPL brings people from all over the world together as ‘ONE.’ They shout from time to time, “WE ARE ONE! WE ARE ONE!” As if a powerful hurricane had passed, they establish a strong peace in the place that had passed. Voice of one is not enough to achieve peace, but voice as one is enough to do so.
The assassination by the US of Iran’s most powerful general, Qasem Soleimani, has caused an escalation in tensions between the two countries.
In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on air bases which house US forces in Iraq, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for the United States and Iran to stop the conflict and pursue peace.
President Trump’s speech after Iran’s strike
As a reaction to Iran’s strike, Donald Trump said “Iran has been the leading sponsor of terrorism, and their pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens the civilized world. We will never let that happen.
Iran’s hostilities substantially increased after the foolish Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2013, and they were given $150 billion, not to mention $1.8 billion in cash. Instead of saying “thank you” to the United States, they chanted “death to America.”
Iran must abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support for terrorism. The time has come for the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China to recognize this reality.
Today, I am going to ask NATO to become much more involved in the Middle East process.
Finally, to the people and leaders of Iran: We want you to have a future and a great future — one that you deserve, one of prosperity at home, and harmony with the nations of the world.”
These are just a summary of what I think is important in his speech. If you want to read the full speech, just click on the video and the link below.
UN Secretary General said “The world cannot afford Wars”
In a brief media address, Guterres said “we are living in dangerous times” worldwide as “geopolitical tensions are at their highest level this century.”
Also in a statement released by his Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, on Monday António Guterres made a passionate appeal for peace.
His message to world leaders was simple:
“Stop escalation. Exercise maximum restraint. Re-start dialogue”, and “renew international cooperation.”
This appeal remains as important today as it was on Monday.
For his part, the Secretary-General will continue his active engagement with relevant actors. “It is our common duty to make every effort to avoid a war in the Gulf that the world cannot afford. We must not forget the terrible human suffering caused by war. As always, ordinary people pay the highest price.“
I condemn the Iranian missile attacks on US & @coalition forces in Iraq. #NATO calls on Iran to refrain from further violence. Allies continue to consult & remain committed to our training mission in Iraq. pic.twitter.com/6PdXMZxSNB
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, said like this.
The use of weapons must stop NOW to give space for dialogue. We are called upon to do everything possible to rekindle talks. There cannot be enough of that. We have established and timetested relations with many actors in the region and beyond to de-escalate the situation.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, emphasized the importance of not using weapon for dialogue. European countries such as Britain and France have also appealed for easing tensions.
I also think we can’t afford war. It’s really unclear whether our future will be a tragedy or a happy one. In fact, our daily lives begin again tomorrow. I don’t think we have many options. Forget it or fight it. I hope we risk our lives for peace.
Because peace is just as valuable, and war is too painful to be explained in words. The aftereffects are enormous. Who can be held accountable?
Tunisia is a North African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. The FCO says: “Terrorists are still very likely to try to carry out attacks in Tunisia. Security forces remain on a high state of alert in Tunis and other places. You should be vigilant at all times, including around religious sites and festivals.”
Conflicts of Republic of Tunisia
Bizerte crisis(July 19, 1961 — July 23, 1961)
Tunisian revolution(December 18, 2010 — January 14, 2011)
ISIL insurgency in Tunisia(June 26, 2015 — ongoing)
On 27 June 2019, two suicide blasts took place in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. The first explosion on Thursday involved a suicide bomber who targeted a police patrol on Tunis’s central Charles de Gaulle Street. One police officer was killed, while another was wounded as well as three civilians, according to the interior ministry. In total, 127–173 were killed and 84–126 were wounded.
What is ISIL (ISIS, IS)?
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and officially known as the Islamic State (IS). They are under a lot of criticism. The UN estimated that 5,000 Yazidis were killed by ISIL during the takeover of parts of northern Iraq in August 2014. The problem of child soldiers, sexual violence and slavery is so serious. In 2018, Nadia Murad (Yazidi girl) awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.
In late December 2015, nearly 70,000 Indian Muslim clerics associated with the Indian Barelvi movement issued a fatwa condemning ISIL and similar organisations, saying they are “not Islamic organisations”. Approximately 1.5 million Sunni Muslim followers of this movement have formally decried violent extremists. Regardless of religious beliefs, human rights violations are too serious.
In Tunisia, Peace must be Coming
On May 29th, 2019, Mohamed Riadh Aissaoui presented the HWPL True Story to Ms. Raja Ben Slama, the chief director of the National Library of Tunisia. Mr. Aissaoui currently lives in Tunisia and is the director of the OUDH(University Organization of Human Development). He explained to her about HWPL, the IPYG, and the DPCW, an answer to peace. As a response, Ms. Raja Ben Slama expressed her gratitude. And she said HWPL’s Legislate Peace Campaign and IPYG Peace Letter Campaign will make constructive influences on future generations.
Why is HWPL an “Answer to Peace”?
The new international law DPCW made by HWPL is supported by continents around the world. It is supported by former and incumbent presidents, ministers, professors and heads of organizations, who want to make peace as soon as possible. The problem with existing international law is that it is not legally binding. HWPL, supported by 3.7 billion women (IWPG) and 1.8 billion young people (IPYG), is bound to be the answer to peace. Let’s do it together~
The Incheon branch of the HWPL said about 600 HWPL members participated in the 19th Incheon International Harf Marathon held at Incheon Munhak Stadium on March 31.
The purpose of the HWPL Incheon branch’s participation in the marathon is to urge Incheon citizens to join “Legislate Peace Campaign” to promote the culture of peace, an end to the war.
“The only solution to achieving a world of peace without war is the establishment of a binding international law at the United Nations General Assembly in September this year,” a HWPL official said. “We expect all citizens to recognize the importance of peace and join the call for international legislation.”
What are the criteria for the answer to peace that you have found in the scripture?
The Incheon branch of the HWPL said they held 11th “Mansu, Juan WARP Office” on March 8 at the seminar room of HWPL WARP Office located in Bupyeong, Incheon.
The HWPL WARP office is an inter-religious dialogue group established to resolve wars and conflicts taking place around the world, and aims to promote interreligious harmony and peace by increasing understanding of other religions’ scriptures by participating in the forum.
A panel of the Chondoist, Buddhist and Christian churches participated in the discussion to discuss the rationale for believing their respective scriptures and when and how peace through religious harmony was promised in each scripture.
As religious leaders who propagate peace, which is the essence of religion, they felt a great sense of mission and promised to do their part for peace, and vowed to recognize the value of the discussion session of the HWPL WARP Office and to continue to attend.
Since the WARP Summit in 2014, HWPL operated the WARP Office for interreligious harmony in 170 countries around the world, with 3,000 religious leaders, including Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. In addition, they are trying to pursue harmony within the church through the “Square of religious dialogue“.
Collaboration for Peace Development: Building a Peace Community through the DPCW
‘The past does not need to be the future. A new world can begin today. It is the last chance for the peace of humanity.’ These sentences come from promotional video of ‘2018 HWPL World Peace Summit: 4th Anniversary of the WARP Summit‘. This video shows very well what kind of mindset when they are dealing with world peace. They think that achieving peace is ‘Out Duty that we have to do’ of our time at any cost. Can you feel their determination? Thousands of leaders and citizens from around the globe will gather for 3 days in Republic of Korea with the great determination of creating a peaceful world together. Now you can watch it!!! Multilingual YoutubeLive!!!
“When we inherit peaceful world to our future generation, nothing would be more valuable. That is why we need to urge all of our presidents. We need to urge them for the world to become peaceful sooner. I’m not saying something wrong. Am I? We have to make our world, our global village being paradise. This is our duty. And, this is what we have to do.”
– the Chairman Man hee Lee of HWPL
Invitation to the 4th Anniversary
of the WARP Summit
2018 Conference for the Implementation of the DPCW
Global Conference for the UN Adoption of the DPCW
Peace Education Development Forum for Global Advancement
HWPL Peace Advisory Council Conference for the Realization of Peace
High-Level Religious Leaders’ Conference for Alliance of Religions
6th HWPL International Law Peace Committee Meeting II
4th International Religious Leaders’ Conference
The Role of the Youth in Spreading a Culture of Peace for the Realization of World Peace
2018 Worldwide Women’s Peace Conference
2nd Conference for Global Peace Media Network
Adoption of the DPCW as a UN resolution
What is the key point of this WARP Summit? As solutions for achieving global peace, HWPL focuses on the following:
Law for Peace Implementation of the DPCW in the form of a UN resolution to fundamentally prevent armed conflicts and establish an order of permanent peace
Alliance of Religions Harmony among religions, which lead the world and deal with spiritual matters
Peace Education Peace education to build the character expected of global citizens
Everyone is important, but I think the most important point at this time is the Adoption of the DPCW as UN resolution. To achieve this goal, around 1,000 experts in various fields from around the world are discussing now the role of the HWPL Peace Advisory Council in turning the DPCW into legally binding form & national and regional support for the adoption of the DPCW as a UN resolution.
Specially, I want to thank the HWPL International Law Peace Committee and the HWPL Peace Advisory Council for their dedication. They took the leading roles in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) which was proclaimed on the 14th of March 2016. The DPCW has been verified as the definite answer to peace.
Political leaders, including former and current heads of state, ministers, national assembly speakers and Supreme Court justices, together with HWPL are currently making practical efforts. I am really grateful to these people. They are trying wholeheartedly towards the enactment of an international law for peace through the introduction of the DPCW to the UN. At this year’s international law session, high-ranking officials and the HWPL international law advisory committee will create concrete measures to advance the process of the realization of the implementation of an international law for peace.
Legislate Peace Campaign “Now 630 events 176 countries 1 million participants”
Don’t you know what the DPCW is? The DPCW is a legal document that was drafted by HWPL and proclaimed on 14 March 2016, purposing to create a legally binding instrument for the cessation of war and establishment of peace. It is composed of 10 articles and 38 clauses, and offers universal values and principles such as peaceful conflict resolution, promotion of friendly relations between states, freedom of religion, and the spreading of a culture of peace, for the advancement of peace in both nations and civil society. Reference : http://hwpl.kr/en/initiative/lawForPeace
Adoption of the DPCW in International Organizations
The Central American Parliament(Diputados del Parlamento Centroamericano, PARLACEN), with 6 member-states, has now completed the official process of approval for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) after a year of discussion in the Commission of Peace, Public Security and Human Rights. It is an amazing achievement! Hon. Deputy Paula Lorena Rodriguez Lima, current Representative of Guatemala in PARLACEN, took the leading rold in this adoption. The most amazing thing is that she talked every single one of 120 congressmen and women to persuade the value of DPCW.
The resolution includes the following,
“It is intended that the Central American Parliament raise the flag of peace among the entire international community, taking this message to all governments, international organizations, civil society, political parties and others.
Based on what was considered above and the legal basis invoked, the Commission of Peace, Public Security and Human Rights issues favorable report with amendments to the initiative AP / 1278-278 / 2016 the “DECLARATION OF PEACE AND CESSATION OF WAR”.
In the DPCW promoted by HWPL on March 14, 2016, the respect of human rights and international law is fundamentally promoted, especially the role of the states in relation to the promotion of Peace, Justice and Freedom.”
At the 29th HWPL World Peace Tour, HWPL came to attend ‘the 2018 African Leaders of Peace Summit’ & ‘2018 Addis Ababa Summit‘ and achieved a lot. When the chairman Man hee Lee visited the Pan African Parliament (PAP), the representative of PAP signed the MOUwith HWPL. And He also supported the DPCW on behalf of the pan-African Parliament (PAP). This means that every country in Africa will support the DPCW. Also, two countries (eSwatini and Seychelles) send documents that they would support the DPCW on a national level. I don’t know how much you recognize it, but it’s a huge result!!! And what I’d like to focus on the most is that the Chairman Man hee Lee declared, in 2013, ‘we created an international law and the presidents should sign here. And then, the war will be eliminated all over the world’. It really comes true.
The representative of IPYG cried out strongly
“So I ask you again, but please urge your presidents to support this DPCW.
Please write letters to presidents, promote it online & media and support the DPCW!
And I hope that you will encourage not only your country, but also the presidents of Africa and the rest of the world through the Internet and the media.”
What can we do for the DPCW?
Our Mission : IPYG Peace Letter Campaign
The Chairman Man hee Lee of HWPL said “we need to urge all of our presidents. We need to urge them for the world to become peaceful sooner.” As part of it, The IPYGpeace lettercampaign is driven by the youth to urge all of our presidents. The ‘IPYG peace letter campaign‘ is driven by the youth to urge all of our presidents. With 851 organizations from 111 countries around the world, all youth of IPYG is running for peace. International youths are now urging their international leaders to support peace in the same manner as the resolution and calling for the role of young adults to be enhanced in advancing peace. Over the period of 2 days, 20,006 letters were written and collected, currently summing up to a total of 66,900 peace letters.
What can we do for peace? I ask you again, but please urge your presidents to support this DPCW. Please write letters to presidents, promote it online & media and support the DPCW! Therefore, you will be remembered eternally around the world as heroes of peace who achieve peace for the first time.
The Chairman Man hee Lee shouted “All mankind desires peace, nobody has
wanted war. So, if we become one, we will be able to achieve peace. HWPL exists
for the youth. I hope all youth will join in the peace activities of IPYG and leave
peace as a legacy for our future generations.”
‘Heartbeat, a song for Syria’ is sung by 10-year-old Ansam, a Syrian girl who was born blind. The song was written and composed by Zaid Dirani, Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, and world-famous pianist. It has a message of hope that Syria’s children want to get back their childhood. It’s like the voices of children shouting around the world. Amazingly, the video was filmed in Syria. The following are the lyrics of Heartbeat: (abbreviation)
‘Amid destruction and fire, our wound is deep We want to say it loud, but our voice is weak We may be children, but our cry comes from the heart
We want to say it loud: everything is possible Together we can hope Our hearts beat back to life We want our childhood back’
Statistics about the Syrian civil war
At least 652 children were killed – a 20 per cent increase from 2015 – making 2016 the worst year for Syria’s children since the formal verification of child casualties began in 2014.
255 children were killed in or near a school.
More than 850 children were recruited to fight in the conflict, more than double the number recruited in 2015. Children are being used and recruited to fight directly on the frontlines and are increasingly taking part in combat roles, including in extreme cases as executioners, suicide bombers or prison guards.
There were at least 338 attacks against hospitals and medical personnel.
The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was drafted by the HWPL International Law Peace Committee, which is comprised of prominent international law experts from 15 different countries, and was proclaimed on 14 March, 2016 in the form of a Preamble, 10 articles and 38 clauses. It is a bottom-up approach for global peace through establishing an international peace law. The strength of the DPCW lies in its representation of the voice of all those yearning for peace, calling on States to protect their rights to enjoy peaceful lives. The Legislate Peace Campaign is operated all over the world to support the DPCW. Now, they collected 734,055 signatures (as of October, 2017) and 173,170 people of 176 countries participated. The HWPL & DPCW are regarded by experts as the most powerful and substantial peace movement than others. Foreign media around the world are also paying attention to HWPL.
DECLARATION OF PEACE AND CESSATION OF WAR
A Definite answer to peace : 10 Articles and 38 Clauses
Conflict prevention: encourages states to cooperate in gradual disarmament, repurpose weapon-manufacturing facilities for the benefit of humanity and develop friendly relations through mutual respect of the sovereign equality and right to self-determination of all States.
– Article 1 Prohibition of the threat or use of force
– Article 2 War potential
– Article 3 Friendly relations and the prohibition of acts of aggression
– Article 4 State boundaries
– Article 5 Self-determination
Conflict mediation: focuses on conflict mediation through reaffirming the role of international supervision organizations in maintaining international peace and security.
– Article 6 Dispute settlement
– Article 7 Right to self-defense
Securing sustainable peace: includes targets for the means of implementation
– Article 8 Freedom of religion
– Article 9 Religion, ethnic identity and peace
– Article 10 Spreading a culture of peace
Dear family members of the global community,The history of our world is replete with the tragedies of war. When wars break out, ordinary citizens, especially the youth and young adults, are forced out to fight on the battlefields and mothers must send their children into danger. In most instances, neither the youth nor their mothers would willingly suffer such loss and sacrifice. We are all born into the same world; and we live on the same land, under the same sky. All of us have the right to live in a war-free world in peace. And this right should be protected by law.It is for this reason that we, the world's youth, women, and messengers of peace, support the Legislate Peace Campaign, an advocacy movement in support of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) being developed into an enforceable law. When such a law is implemented and enforced in all countries, wars will have no place on Earth and a culture of peace will finally be able to spread to all corners of the globe. We call on world leaders and governments to acknowledge the principles set out in the DPCW and to incorporate them into their national laws.We must take action to achieve the global enjoyment of peace. Please join us in supporting the Legislate Peace Campaign to guarantee peace for all.Let us Legislate Peace. Sign Your Support.
The 4th Annual Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit was held in South Korea from the 17th to the 19th of September. This 918 WARP Summitis the core of HWPL‘s peace movement. The main agenda of the WARP Summit will be the introduction of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) to the United Nations (UN) as a binding resolution. Do you want to protect Syria’s children? How can HWPL protect Syria’s children? Come in person!! You can feel what it is directly. Now, all over the world is wishing for the success of 918 WARP Summit. Search on Twitter ‘#918WARP’ Let’s go together!! Peace does not wait for us.
Every year, the National Police College (NPC) holds a symposium on peace, security and justice as part of its Police Senior Command and Staff Course (PSCSC). The PSCSC, which brings together senior Police students from across Africa, offers a Masters of Arts in Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation.
This year, Theme of the Sixth PSCSC: “Mainstreaming Human Security in the New Security Landscape: A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Peace and Development.”
What kind of results before and after? They can broaden their understanding from experts, policymakers, academicians and key actors in their local and understand how it impacts sustainable peace and development. What’s more surprising is that after classroom work, they go a study tour that is aimed at exposing them to practical aspects of strategic policing.
HWPL:Substantial & Powerful
I think NPC really want sustainable peace and substantial results. And It would be great if the participants could learn practical things. If so, I would recommend HWPL. They’re growing incredibly and fast. The objectives of HWPL is to end war. You can think ‘Is it possible?’. But you can understand when you see the leader’s cry and their movement. HWPL‘s 3 core Peace initiatives are Law for Peace, Alliance of Religions and Peace Education. There are a lot of posts on my post, so you can look for them. If you really love peace, you will cooperate. Because HWPL has really strong power. And currently peace education made as teaching materials will provide substantial & practical learning for more students.
Bottom-up approach for global peace through establishing an international peace law
The status of today’s world can be traced back to the two tragic world wars of the last century. But it can found the United Nations. It was founded to respond to the atrocities of conflict and loss of human dignity. Since then, many international agreements and declarations have been developed. But additional challenges such as national and religious conflicts, cultural bias and ethnic hatred have hindered the movement of peace. And innocent civilians have to pay the price.
In this regard, HWPL thinks that the international society needs a comprehensive legal approach that guides citizens’ daily lives, regardless of their nationalities, ethnicities, and religions. To secure peace at both national and international levels, the invention of a legal framework in the form of an international agreement (law) will pave the way for developing peace processes in our world.
These essential objectives of HWPL are manifested in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) drafted by the HWPL International Law Peace Committee, which is comprised of prominent international law experts from 15 different countries, and proclaimed on 14 March, 2016 in the form of a Preamble, 10 articles and 38 clauses.
Two Key Challenges
Comprehensive Bottom-Up Movement
Under the Law for Peace Initiative, HWPL engages substantially with civil society actors because peace cannot be sustained only through the voices of elites and institutionalized processes. Going beyond all divisional lines, HWPL suggests a civil society function in peace-building, which aims at the implementation of citizens’ advocacy and the voluntary practice of democratic values, thus fostering a culture of peace.
The main activities within this function are carried out under the Legislate Peace Campaign, a bottom-up approach for peaceful conflict resolution through establishing an international peace law. More leaders in politics, legal fields, the press, and faith-based organizations are acknowledging the greater involvement of civil society within the initiative and have implemented joint activities advocating for the ultimate peace system that can encompass all States and peoples.
Sustainable Advocacy Efforts
Civil society actors and government representatives working with HWPL ensure that they will continue to call for a successful Law for PeaceInitiative based on governmental and nongovernmental cooperation, thereby building participatory structures which allow sustainable peace settlement. When an international legal framework compatible with the DPCW is established and holds all States accountable for peaceful conflict resolution and ceasing war-like activities, HWPL believes that it will eradicate the structural causes of violent conflicts. This is the source of the sustainable advocacy efforts.
MILESTONE of DPCW
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 During the 1st Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, the HWPL International Law Peace Committee was inaugurated.
In 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 HWPLInternational Law Peace Committee(more info). It was called DPCW(Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War). (DPCW is here)
In Sep 17-19, 2016 the 4th HWPL International Law Peace Committee Meeting was held on the topic of “Cooperation with States for the Development and Introduction of the DPCW to theUN”
Now ‘Legislate peace campaign‘
“Now 630 events 176 countries1 million participants”