The ‘HWPL Peace Camp’ was held at seven elementary schools in Ivory Coast and Mali from December 9th to the 23rd of last year. The message of ‘Peace and Safety, Respect and Cooperation’ from Peace Camp was significant since both neighboring countries in the Sahel region of West Africa suffered conflicts between French military and Islamic extremism in the same month.
The first five-day activities in Ivory Coast made local educators feel the need for peace-education. Allou Fatimata Marie Christ, Director of the Sainte Marie High School in Abidjan, who attended the Peace Camp, emphasized the role of peace-education as she expressed, “To live in this world as a human being, it is important to learn about peace because we must create a peaceful world.”
In addition, the UNESCO National Committee of the Ivory Coast immediately organized a meeting between UNESCO officials and educators, as the educators felt that the importance and necessity of peace-education should be understood. The MOU on peace-education with HWPL, which was discussed prior to the meeting, enabled the establishment of a cooperative relationship.
In the meantime, peace camps will be held at four schools in Mali until the 23rd. The government held a meeting with education officials to discuss the future peace-education plan of Mali and to conduct peace-education through mutual cooperation. Students have had time to learn peace by practicing peace on their own, and peace-education will continue to be implemented based on schools’ responses about the hope and need for peace-education.
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.”
28th WORLD PEACE TOUR of HWPL is held at New York, Washington DC, LA. This peace movement will be a strong wind all over the world. It is said that there has been a great deal of work such as the signing of MOU. It’s not fun to know beforehand. I recommend you to experience it, feel it, and realize it. Let’s go for Advancing Peace!
“When the light of heaven shines in the hearts of people, it becomes the light that never fades away.” – HWPL
Advancing Peace in the Americas
One participant said “Recent meetings between the two Koreas have lowered the possibility of using deadly weapons of mass destruction on humanity. With investments in education, health and youth employment, education is the only way forward (human beings). The idea of a world without war is not a dream. We can achieve it.”
Another said, “Article 2 of the DPCW deals with the establishment of a reduction in war potential and the transformation of weapons for human benefit. It costs 1.8 billion dollars a year to make weapons. How many schools and homes can we build with DPCW? Let’s implement DPCW to fight poverty and eliminate the pain of conflict in Syria and the Korean Peninsula.”
Sign to achieve peace
Chairman Lee said “All schools and teachers should teach students about peace. All heads of organizations should also tell their members to make peace. At this point, we must achieve peace in the global community. It’s for all of us. We believe that presidents will sign up to support DPCW.”
Now, the wind of peace is blowing all over the world
On Thursday, April 26, The local elected representatives of Târgu-Mureş approved a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU, with 20 votes for and 3 against) between Târgu-Mureş City Hall and Heavenly Culture, Korea’s World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) South.
“Târgu-Mureş, Cultural Town of Peace”
“One of the brands of Târgu-Mureş is that of a multicultural city. Târgu-Mureş Town Hall opens the way to dialogue on the realization of an ample cultural program called “Târgu-Mureş, Cultural Town of Peace”.
The representative of Tîrgu-Mureş said “It is among the organizations with the strongest cultural, social and educational projects that militate for peace, interculturality. Târgu-Mureş is the only city in Romania to which a memorandum was proposed and our city will be considered by South Korea as a reference point for harmonious interethnic relations.”
I am against it
Local councilor Radu Balaş (POL) said ‘I can’t understand why the City Hall of Târgu-Mureş has to associate with an NGO. Why?’ It can be useless.
MOU needs for Târgu-Mureş
Makkai Grigore, Deputy Mayor of UDMR, said “Today, when the world struggles to be seen and see, today, when globalization has become a common thing, we come with such aberrations.”
“It is the largest NGO in the worldla(It can be a mistranstion) so that I do not know why we deny it. It is a pride for us, for the city of Târgu-Mureş, for the Târgu-Mureş Council. MOU also stipulates that we are changing students, young professionals between us. As Korea is regarded as a “tiger” of the development of the Eastern economy, we also could import from there many ideas and many other positive things.”
Local councilor Theodora Benedek (PNL) said ‘Memorandum would be beneficial for the international opening of Târgu-Mureş, and implicitly for the attraction of foreign investors.’
Results : for20vsagainst3
“I can only praise this initiative and become the first city, not from Romania, but maybe from the region of Southeastern Europe, which takes such a step.” – Makkai Grigore
What is HWPL?
The Walking of HWPL : Substantial
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
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 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’
“Now 630 events 176 countries 1 million participants”
#LegislatePeace Campaign in Everywhere
HWPL‘s Legislate Peace Campaign is spreading out around the globe. How many? 630 events being held in 176 countries with over 1 million participants. #LegislatePeaceThe purpose of HWPL is to end WAR. Maybe you can think it is not possible. Is it so naive? Is it an unattainable ideal? But the walking of HWPL makes us to believe. We can get a hope. I can have the faith that they can do it!