The Olympic Flag is a symbol of the Olympic Games. What do the five coloured interlocking rings represent? The Olympic flag symbolizes all nations being united by the spirit of the Olympics. The Olympic torchalso represents “A symbol of world peace“. The Olympic Games are a series of international matches based on justice and cooperation, and aimed at peace-building. The UN General Assembly adopted an Olympic Truce for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Paralympic Winter Games.
“Work for peace!We are living in a time of many wars and the call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet, peace is always proactive and dynamic.” – Top 10 secrets to happiness, Pope Francis
Theme : ‘Peace in motion’
2:12:45-2:20:23 ‘Peace in Motion’
2:29:50-2:49:47 Torch-lighting ceremony
The Olympic Truce for PyeongChang
The core contents of the Olympic Truce are as follows:
– Urging the cessation of hostilities (from sevendays before until sevendays after the Olympic Games)
– Sports in promoting ‘peace, sustainable development, human rights’
– Expectations that PyeongChang 2018 will be a meaningful opportunity to foster an atmosphere of peace on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia
The President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee stated :
“I will make the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games a world-backed peace Olympic event with the adoption of the Olympic Truce resolution.”
HWPL supports and expects the PyeongChang Olympic Games to be a Peaceful Olympics! I agree, too.
The 15th IAVE Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference & Youth Volunteer Conference was held at Malaysia, on 22 November 2017. The title is that ‘Power of Volunteerism: What have you changed?’. This conference was hosted by Yayasan Salam Malaysia, the biggest volunteer NGO in this area and attended by 610 people from 32 countries. The Youth Conference was inspired by one summit. They discussed for peace in session, the Region-Specific Discussion for the Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). This peaceful summit is ‘3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit 2017′ held in September. At that time, nine Malaysian delegation members discussed action plans under the title of “Establishing Collaborative Governance for Peace“.
The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) is an international NGO for volunteerism, founded in 1970. IAVE advocates interaction between the governments of each country and civil society.
Peace Education: The Spirit of Ownership for Humankind
HWPL delivered a keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the IAVE conference. One project director of the HWPL said, “The fact that we are the owner of our community, country and furthermore the human society that we belong to…this ownership is the very foundation of volunteerism. What values are sowed in young peoples’ hearts decides our future. Thus, peace education is the most powerful way to inherit the legacy of peace to the future generations for them to obtain this sense of ownership” I think we need many friends who are man of action. But I should look back me first. That’s why peace education is needed.
“Make peace, create peace, be the example of peace. We need peace in the world.” – Pope Francis
IPYG Youth Empowerment Game
It is a role-play game. You can become decision-makerswho have the mission of building a peaceful society. You must achieve peace.
“Politicians ought to promote social integration on the basis of peace and love for humankind. This becomes strong leadership.”
“Religious leaders must become as living textbooks of peace education since they are spiritual leaders who guide 80% of the world’s population.”
“Youth must realize their values and unite with other youths as the main players that are leading society.”
Wafa Aimi, a student of international law at USIM, said “The invention of a legal framework and all these initiatives will give a big impact in order to foster peace at both national and international levels. The DPCW would be a plausible check and balance instrument to limit the inherent rights for a state to resort to a war consonant with other considerations. These are the catalysts of positive changes and it will eventually show its path for developing peace processes in our world. The international community needs a wide-ranging legal approach that can guide and help the citizens, irrespective of their ethnicities, nationalities and religions.
“Although challenges are inevitable in the form of ethnic hatred and religious conflict…but as quoted from HWPL Chairman’s speech at 3rd WARP Summit 2017, “This precious and indispensable gift was bestowed upon the human race as a legacy from heaven. Who must protect our world? It is us, the family of the global village. Neither wealth nor power can be passed down as a heritage if we fail to stop wars. Mankind and our Earth will share a fatal destiny.” I hope that more youth become powerful ‘peace messengers‘.
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