Wednesday, August 17, 2022

[HWPL] Nepal National Law College Signs MOU with HWPL…“We Support DPCW”

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[HWPL] Nepal National Law College Signs MOU with HWPL…“We Support DPCW”


Memorandum of Understanding between HWPL and Nepal National Law College

Heavenly Culture World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man-hee Lee) signed a memorandum of understanding with Kathmandu National Law College, Nepal on September 27, 2018. The MOU was signed by Principal Ram Krishna Timalsena.

Pricipal Ram Krishna Timalsena (second from left) signs the Memorandum of Understanding at the National Law College of Kathmandu, Nepal on September 27, 2018. This is a college that does not conduct classroom classes, but classes are conducted in a conversational manner in small groups.

The Memorandum of Understanding was originally scheduled to be signed at the 4th anniversary ceremony of the WARP Summit held in Korea on September 18, 2018. However, Principal Timalsena was unable to attend because he had to give a lecture at the Supreme Court judge training by the request of the Nepalese authorities. The principal asked for understanding from HWPL by e-mail.

Principal Timalsena said in an email on September 2, "Actually, I was very looking forward to participating in this WARP Summit and signing an MOU between the college and HWPL." He continued, “However, due to unavoidable circumstances, I do not think I will be able to attend the WARP Summit this year.” “I will participate next year. In the meantime, I hope to sign an MOU with us in Nepal or Korea.” He said, "I am very busy with the training and education of Supreme Court judges at the Nepalese government. I am sorry for my incompetence. Thank you again for your cooperation.”

Accordingly, at the 4th anniversary ceremony of the WARP Summit, HWPL disclosed the details of the MOU with the National Law College of Nepal, and on the 27th of the same month in Kathmandu, Nepal, the HWPL branch received the memorandum of understanding signed by Principal Timal-Sena, completing the MOU.

After that, on October 3, HWPL sent an e-mail requesting support for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW Article 10, Paragraph 38) to Principal Timalsena, who said, “To Chairman Man-Hee Lee, through (peace) education for world peace, Thank you for providing the best ideas.” He replied, “Let’s work together to achieve world peace.”

Principal Thimalsena, who received his PhD in Constitution from the University of Delhi, India, has served as a secretary in the Supreme Court of Nepal and has served as chairman of the Notary Licensing Committee. He also served on the Task Force on Reform of Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law, and oversaw the national program of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He also served as a coordinator of the Task Force Committee for the Implementation of the Code of Conduct for Journalists established by the Nepalese Newspaper Council and the Pokhara International Airport Construction Judging Committee established by the Nepalese Government.

On June 22, 2015, at the Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light headquarters, Chairman Man-hee Lee (right) delivers earthquake relief donations to Nepalese Ambassador in Korea.

HWPL and Nepal National Law College signed a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of establishing an understanding system for both organizations to jointly carry out HWPL's peace activities. Accordingly, it was stated in the Memorandum of Understanding that the purpose of HWPL's peace education was to have a close cooperative relationship and to provide peace education programs for students in educational institutions based on mutual respect and trust between the two organizations.

HWPL decided to provide educational materials for the operation of peace education and to provide appropriate education for peace education practitioners and teachers.

Nepal Law College will provide the infrastructure for the operation of HWPL peace education, and Principal Timalsena has decided to have authority and responsibility for all management as the general manager of HWPL peace education. In addition, the school decided to offer a peace education-centered course to law school students twice a week.

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Kil Raji Legmi (left) at the ‘Summit for Proposal of International Law for World Peace’ on September 16, 2014. Kedar Nas Upadia, former Chief Justice of Nepal International Law Association, attended the first meeting since the official inauguration of the HWPL International Law Peace Committee at the Elysian Learning Center in Yongin, South Korea, on September 19, 2015.

In Nepal, at the time of the 2014 WARP Summit, former Nepalese Prime Minister Ki Raji Legmi attended and supported HWPL's peace activities. Former Prime Minister Legmi said, "The great work that Chairman Lee has started is so important in today's conflicted world.

After that, he also attended the ceremony to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the WARP Summit in 2015 and said, “HWPL’s peace movement is the most effective and groundbreaking in all areas as a world best example. I am sure it was because of the encouragement, constant motivation and solid leadership.”

Among the 21 global legal figures who contributed to the creation of HWPL's DPCW 10 Articles 38 Clauses, Kedar Nas Upadiya, former Chief Justice of Nepal's Supreme Court, was named. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Upadiya, who is also the head of the Nepal branch of the International Law Association, said, "Chairman Lee's speech impresses and inspires pacifists around the world."

“Chairman Lee is doing a great job like never before, I'm determined to work with HWPL for ever, I will follow the way that he showed me” said Suraj Batarai, editor-in-chief of Nepal Himalaya TV, who visited Korea to cover the WARP Summit.

In Nepal, Padmodaya Model Public Secondary School, Nadi Secondary School, Gurukul Academy, and Steppingstone English School signed an MOU for peace education with HWPL.

Meanwhile, HWPL collected and delivered 40 million won to the Nepal earthquake victims on June 22, 2015, which caused thousands of casualties. The donation was raised at the '2015 2nd Anniversary Ceremony of World Peace Declaration  and International Youth Peace Group Walking Contest' hosted by HWPL, and about 20,000 HWPL members around the world participated. The donation was delivered to the local area through Nepalese ambassador to Korea, KAMAN SINGH LAMA.

Peace!

Saturday, August 13, 2022

[HWPL] Islamic University Jakarta (UIN Jakarta) Signs MOU with HWPL, and confers Honorary Certificate on Chairman Man-hee Lee as Rector of Peace Academy

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[HWPL] Islamic University Jakarta (UIN Jakarta) Signs MOU with HWPL, and confers Honorary Certificate on Chairman Man-hee Lee as Rector of Peace Academy


Memorandum of understanding between Islamic University Jakarta (UIN Jakarta) and HWPL

An Honorary Certificate conferred on Chairman Man-hee Lee of HWPL as Rector of Peace Academy

The message of peace promulgated by Man-hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) for the benefit of posterity is inspiring educators whose desire is to deliver peace education. Those who have attended various events by HWPL, transcending creed, ideology, border and race, are convinced that “with HWPL, true peace can be achieved.” This is because HWPL provides solutions to achieving peace and carries out large-scale activities with swift delivery.

A commemorative photo of HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee (left) and Vice-Rector Yuthlon Rajak following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on January 29, 2018

Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta (UIN Jakarta) signs an MOU with HWPL for peace education

The educators of Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta (UIN Jakarta), Indonesia's largest national university, established a relationship with HWPL because of the solid message and implementation of peace by Chairman Man-hee Lee and HWPL. This close association resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of understanding (MOU), the Unveiling ceremony of the Peace Academy, the appointment of Peace Educators, and the appointment of an Honorary Rector.

On January 29, 2018, the HWPL peace delegation visited Jakarta, Indonesia during their 26th peace tour. On that day, Vice-rector Yuthlon Rajak of UIN Jakarta signed an MOU for peace education with HWPL.

At the peace lecture that day, Chairman Lee said, “This individual has been going around the world with the answer to achieve peace.” He emphasized, “In order to become one, all steps from one to ten must fit together. A culture of peace should be presented to people so that it leads them, and this is why we need peace education. We have to build new houses of peace in our hearts.”

The university recognizes Chairman Lee as an expert in peace and expressed their desire to continue receiving teachings on peace from him, thereby appointing him as Honorary Rector at that event.

Chairman Man-hee Lee, adorned in the UIN Jakarta graduation gown, holds a plaque of appointment as Honorary Rector

Chairman Man-hee Lee (left) and Vice-rector Yuthlon Rajak hold a Handover ceremony for the establishment of an HWPL Peace Academy. On that day, 11 prestigious universities in Indonesia were designated as HWPL Peace Academies

With the signing of the MOU on that day, 11 prestigious universities in Indonesia were designated as HWPL Peace Academies. The Handover ceremony for the establishment of HWPL Peace Academy was held at the same location as that of the MOU signing. In response, the HWPL Peace Delegation delivered peace textbooks to UIN Jakarta.

The HWPL Peace Delegation was warmly welcomed by students upon entry into the school, with chants of the slogan, ‘We want Peace,’ and the commemorative performance of a Korean song was delivered.

The 116 university students who attended this event pledged to work as HWPL peace educators in the future. The student representative emphasized during the student teacher's oath that, "We will become peace educators through the HWPL peace education training and plant peace in the hearts of all students."

The HWPL peace teacher appointment ceremony was also held. Dr. Barsihannor Zuhri, Dean of UIN Alauddin of Makassar, and Professor Ali Munhanif of Social and Political Sciences at UIN Jakarta were appointed as peace educators, and thereafter devoted their time more to HWPL peace education.

On May 7, four months later, Professor Munhanif attended the HWPL 'Peace Educators' Workshop' , adding great value to HWPL peace education. He said, “It is very surprising that HWPL is doing such peaceful work in Korea, which is a divided country.” He also said, “I think that if we apply the purpose and vision of peace that Chairman Man-hee Lee has to individuals, the environment, and the government, unification can be achieved only with the power of the people, without the involvement of the government or the efforts of religious leaders. To achieve this, HWPL’s values of peace are absolutely necessary.”

Professor Ali Munhanif of the Department of Social and Political Sciences at UIN Jakarta (right) receives a letter of appointment as an HWPL peace educator

Through the MOU, the two organizations stated: “The purpose of this MOU is to ensure a close cooperative relationship between the Parties to provide the HWPL peace education to students of Party B based on mutual respect and trust.”

Islamic University Jakarta (Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, Rector Dede Rosyada) is the largest national university in Indonesia, and more than half of the major political ministers are alma maters. UIN Jakarta started out as an Islamic research institute before its later development. There are 12 faculties (Islamic Religion Education, Arabic Language Education, English Language Education, Social Sciences Education, Mathematics Education, Biology Education, Physics Education, Chemistry Education, Management Education, Indonesian Language & Literature Education, Elementary School Teachers Education, Early Childhood Teachers Education),and one Graduate School that offers master's and doctoral degrees.

Meanwhile, Chairman Man-hee Lee delivered a message of peace to Indonesian youth at the 'Walk of Hope for Peace & Harmony' conference held at Grand Hyatt Jakarta on January 27, 2018, two days before the signing of the MOU. Chairman Lee said, “Looking at all the circumstances in the world, a new history for the cessation of war and peace is desperately needed.” He added, “From elementary schools to universities, I think that peace education is necessary by making peace courses for everyone.”

On behalf of 116 student peace educators, one student representative affirms his commitment as an HWPL peace educator

At the location of the MOU signing, local students deliver a commemorative sung performance, in Korean, of the Korean 'Teacher's Song' to celebrate the unveiling of the HWPL Peace Academy, the appointment of HWPL Peace Educators, and the conferral as Honorary Rector

Peace!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

[HWPL] Commission on Higher Education Development, a national institution under the direct control of the President of the Philippines, Signes a MOA with HWPL

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[HWPL] Commission on Higher Education Development, a national institution under the direct control of the President of the Philippines, Signes a MOA with HWPL


Memorandum of Agreement between HWPL and Philippines Commission on Higher Education Development on January 23rd, 2018

Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (Chairman Man-hee Lee) signed a MOA with the Commission on Higher Education Development of the Philippines (CHED) at the Higher Education Development Center in Quezon City, Philippines during the 26th Peace Tour on January 23rd, 2018. CHED is a national institution directly under the presidential office, and it is an organization that manages and supervises more than 2,000 higher education institutions (universities and higher). This MOA had great significance in that it laid a foothold for HWPL peace education throughout the Philippines, starting with the national university. The Memorandum of Agreement was signed by CHED Commissioner Dr. Ronald L. Adamat on behalf of the Chairman of CHED.

HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee (second from left) and member of the Philippine Higher Education Commission Ronald L. Adamat (third from left) signed a memorandum of agreement and take a commemorative photo at the Center for Higher Education Development in Quezon City, Philippines on January 23, 2018

Commissioner Adamat actively supported HWPL's peace education. “I sincerely support HWPL Peace Education,” he said. “With the help of both the HWPL-Commission on Higher Education Development and Volunteer Individuals for Peace (VIP), HWPL Peace Education provides all children with peace-building capacities, communication skills, and conflict identification and it can teach them how to mediate.” He also said, “Fostering peace education through CHED will have an impact on educational institutions in the Philippines, and will play an important role in promoting peace. This is to achieve sustainable development and transform the Philippines into a society where people live in harmony and respect each other.”

He also attended the 7th anniversary ceremony of the 'HWPL Peace Day' held as a non-face-to-face online event on January 24 of this year, and spoke as a keynote speaker about HWPL's peace education, saying, "People can interact each other with respect, trust, kindness, and non-violence. It will show you how to do it.”

On the day of the MOA signing, Chairman Man-hee Lee's peace lecture was held at the Manila Polytechnic City University in the Philippines. Even before the MOA with CHED, peace education was already in progress in the Philippines. Earlier, on January 25, 2016, the signing ceremony of the HWPL Peace Education MOU was held at Cotabato City Polytechnic State University (CCSPC, President Dammang Vantala) in Cotabato City, Philippines. About 5,000 people, including 16 principals, professors and students, attended the event. On this day, a signboard ceremony was held to designate the Polytechnic City University as the HWPL Peace School, and 16 principals were appointed as HWPL ambassadors.

After the MOA with the Commission on Higher Education Development, a national institution under the direct control of the President of the Philippines, peace education has been applied to the curriculum at each level of school education and is being implemented. Students had a small group meeting as part of peace education at a school in the Cotabato City of Mindanao.

After the Mindanao Civil Peace Agreement mediated by HWPL Chairman Man-Hee Lee on January 24, 2014, HWPL and local residents planned and carried out a peace education project to establish a culture of peace.

As a first result, CCSPC became the first HWPL Peace School among higher education institutions in the Philippines. On September 18, 2017, the following year, President Dammang Vantala introduced Commissioner Adamat to HWPL at the 3rd anniversary ceremony of the WARP Summit. At this meeting, Commissioner Adamat was moved by the peace movement that Chairman Lee started by saying, "Let's end war and make peace in the global village and pass it on to future generations," and decided to become a messenger of peace in the Philippines.

Four months later, in January 2018, Chairman Man-Hee Lee visited the Philippines for the 26th World Peace Tour with the HWPL Peace Mission. During this schedule, MOA between CHED and HWPL was made.

After the MOA with the Commission on Higher Education Development, a national institution under the direct control of the President of the Philippines, peace education has been applied to the curriculum at each level of school education and is being implemented. Students are taking a class taught by a peace textbook at a school in the Cotabato City of Mindanao.

Then, on August 7 of the same year, CHED issued a resolution (No. 435-2018) on the approval of the integration of peace research, and the following year, the CHED Executive Order No.1 was decided to integrate peace education to higher education curriculum. With such administrative support, peace education in the Philippines is gaining momentum.

HWPL Peace Education is being expanded and applied to basic education courses (Kindergarten to High School) as well as higher education in the Philippines (state universities and junior colleges) supervised by CHED. The partnership between CHED and HWPL has since been followed by MOUs with three higher education institutions, and peace education is being conducted at 29 basic curriculum school sites. In addition, 15 MOUs and 3 MOAs were followed.

Despite the COVID-19 situation, in February last year, an online peace education program called “Voice of Peace Philippines” was conducted using the video conferencing program Zoom, and 1,213 teachers attended. Pasig University in El Pasigu conducted Facebook live streaming peace education for about 3,000 students once a month.

In some parts of the Philippines, HWPL peace education will be held regularly at each school once a week, starting with the Philippines 2021-2022 school year, which starts this summer.

On March 7th, as an online non-face-to-face event, a webinar was held to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the DPCW, and participants are being shown through a video conferencing system.


Peace!!

Saturday, August 6, 2022

[HWPL] National Commissions for UNESCO of the Union of the Comoros, The Gambia, and Ivory Coast Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with HWPL

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[HWPL] National Commissions for UNESCO of the Union of the Comoros, The Gambia, and Ivory Coast Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with HWPL

From left, Memorandums of Understanding signed between HWPL and the National Commission of the Union of the Comoros for UNESCO, Gambia National Commission for UNESCO (same day), and National Commission of Ivory Coast for UNESCO on September 7 and December 14, 2019, respectively

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man-Hee Lee) held a Peace Education Forum on September 7, 2019 at the UIC-P Academy in Paris, France during the 5th Annual Commemoration of the 9.18 WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) Summit. Following the forum, two African countries belonging to the National Commissions for UNESCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HWPL.

Memorandums of Understanding are signed between HWPL and the National Commission of the Union of the Comoros for UNESCO and Gambia National Commission for UNESCO, following the Peace Education Forum, on September 7, 2019

During preparations for the 5th Annual Commemoration of the 9.18 WARP Summit in 2019, HWPL (France) established partnerships with the officials of the National Commissions for UNESCO.

First, through the Deputy Permanent Delegate of Comoros to UNESCO Ms. Amina Hassane Alfeine, HWPL representatives met with the Comorian delegation at the Embassy of Comoros in France. The news was delivered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Union of the Comoros who had supported HWPL's Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) in 2018. Ms. Alfeine enabled the establishment of a partnership between HWPL peace education representatives and the Secretary-General of the National Commission of the Union of the Comoros for UNESCO Mohamed Radjay Moustoifa. The Memorandum of Understanding for peace education was then signed. The official name of Comoros is Union of the Comoros, an independent country made up of islands at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel between the countries of Madagascar and the southeast African mainland.

HWPL (France) also met with Yahya Al-Matarr Jobe, the Deputy Permanent Delegate at the Permanent Delegation of The Gambia to UNESCO,to whom HWPL actively explained the peace education program. Deputy Permanent Delegate Yahya Al-Matarr Jobe then introduced HWPL to Saint Hoer, Secretary-General of the National Commissions for UNESCO of Gambia, and encouraged Secretary-General Saint Hoer to sign an MOU with HWPL in cooperation with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education. Secretary-General Saint Hoer coordinated the signing of the MOU with Ramin Zhao, Chief Program Officer and National Coordinator of the UNESCO School Network.

A commemorative photo of Secretary-General of National Commission of Ivory Coast for UNESCO Soro N'golo Aboudou (right) following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on December 14, 2019

HWPL also signed an MOU with the Secretary-General of the National Commission of Ivory Coast for UNESCO Soro N'golo Aboudou on December 14, 2019.

HWPL established contacted with the National Commission of Ivory Coast for UNESCO through the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, where HWPL met with Ambassador Dennis Huffust-Boini. Their first meeting was held online, and their second meeting was held during the visit of Secretary-General Aboudou for the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris. Following the second meeting, Secretary-General Soro N'golo Aboudou met with the Minister of National Education, Technical Education and Vocational Training Minister Kandia Kamissoko Carmara and delivered a briefing on the HWPL peace education project. Upon the HWPL delegation's visit to Ivory Coast, an MOU was signed with Secretary-General Aboudou for the implementation of HWPL peace education. Currently, Modern Bokanda High School is completing eight peace educator training courses. Peace education for students will be implemented next semester.

The National Commissions for UNESCO connected UNESCO-affiliated schools to HWPL peace education officials in December 2020, and is currently focusing primarily on growing the UNESCO schools network.

Secretary-General Aboudou delivered a congratulatory speech at the HWPL Peace Education Development Forum held online in February of this year, and on April 29, presented Ivory Coast as a case study at an HWPL event. From 20 to 22 May, they were actively engaged in a regional meeting with the National Commissions for UNESCO in West African countries to discuss ways to encourage schools to participate in network growth.

Participants sign a comprehensive agreement in support of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) at the Peace Education Development Forum at the 5th Annual Commemoration of the 9.18 HWPL WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) Summit at the UIC-P Academy in Paris, France, on September 7, 2019

Memorandums of Understanding were signed with the National Commissions for UNESCO in Comoros, Gambia and Ivory Coast to conduct HWPL peace work with the goal of 'achieving a common purpose'. It aims to provide HWPL peace education program in academic institutions through fostering a solid collaborative relationship based on mutual respect and trust.

In the MOU, HWPL agreed to provide educational materials for the implementation of peace education and to provide appropriate education for practitioners and educators.

The National Commissions for UNESCO in Comoros, Gambia, and Ivory Coast agreed to provide the infrastructure for peace education and to assume responsibility and authority for all operations as the overseer of peace education. The decision was made that schools, teachers, and education experts would be designated to oversee the implementation of peace education. Moreover, while collaborating in a specific country, permission is granted for the logos of both parties to be used in joint events or education and training.

The HWPL Peace Education Forum was held at the UIC-P Academy in Paris, France for the 5th Annual Commemoration of the 9.18 WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) Summit, on the theme "Peace and I", on September 7, 2019

The vision of UNESCO Education is to bring about change in society by improving the quality of education in countries worldwide, increasing access to quality education in various social contexts, and reorienting education. Accordingly, it encourages the development of the knowledge, skills, values   and behaviors necessary for the sustainable development of global citizens. Through education, individuals respect cultural diversity and pursue quality development.

National Commissions for UNESCO are organized by national governments in accordance with Article 7 of the UNESCO Constitution to engage and permanently operate governmental and non-governmental organizations in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.

Currently, there are 199 National Commissions for UNESCO worldwide. It maintains an authoritative network of stakeholders, partners and experts. Acting as an advisory, liaison and intelligence agency, it mobilizes and coordinates partnerships with national partners, including civil society, making significant contributions to the advancement of UNESCO's goals and implementation of its programme. Through its fellowship programs, UNESCO seeks to strengthen the human resources and capacities of member countries, particularly developing countries.

The HWPL Peace Education Forum was held at the UIC-P Academy in Paris, France for the 5th Annual Commemoration of the 9.18 HWPL WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) Summit on September 7, 2019

Peace!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

[HWPL] Ministries of Education in Ethiopia, Antigua & Barbuda and Dominica Sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with HWPL

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[HWPL] Ministries of Education in Ethiopia, Antigua & Barbuda and Dominica Sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with HWPL


From left, Memorandum of Agreements signed by HWPL with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on October 16, 2019; the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Antigua and Barbuda on September 11, 2020; and the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development of the Commonwealth of Dominica on April 23, 2021

State Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (left) holds a Memorandum of Agreement after putting his signature to the Agreement at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 16, 2019

On October 16, 2019, HWPL and the Ministry of Higher Science and Education (MoSHE) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the MoSHE office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MOA was signed by Dr. Samuel Kifle Kidane, State Minister of Education. HWPL first came into contact with the MoSHE during their 29th Peace Tour in 2018, when the HWPL Department of International Relations discussed an MOA with the Ministry of Education through continuous peace education dialogue. In 2019, they were able to meet again with State Minister Samuel Kidane through the HWPL Ethiopia branch. At that time, Dr. Kidane introduced HWPL to the head of the national curriculum department so that peace education textbooks could be incorporated into the national curriculum. After that, practitioners from both sides shared proposals and textbooks, and consistently discussed ways of integrating them. Following the signing of the MOA, HWPL continued to engage in dialogue and attended educational events hosted by the MoSHE.

A commemorative photo of Rosa Greenaway, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Antigua and Barbuda (left), following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with HWPL, on April 19, 2019

On April 19, 2019, in Antigua and Barbuda, an island country in the West Indies in the Americas, HWPL signed an MOA with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Antigua and Barbuda. The MOA was signed by Permanent Secretary Rosa Greenaway. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Antigua and Barbuda has 17 affiliated organizations, including national educational, international cooperative, state university, educational broadcasting, and school catering institutions. Antigua and Barbuda also established diplomatic ties with South and North Korea on November 1, 1981 and November 27, 1990 respectively.

A commemorative photo of government officials from the Commonwealth of Dominica and HWPL, following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development and HWPL on April 23, 2021

On September 18, 2019, the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development of the Commonwealth of Dominica, an island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea, also signed an MOA with HWPL. The MOA was updated with supplementary content on April 23, 2021. The MOA was signed by Minister of Education and Human Resource Development Petter Saint-Jean, the former president of the Dominica Labor Party and both committee member and president of the Laplaine Credit Union. Mr. Saint-Jean is still active in education and serves as Acting Principal of Belles Government School. Through the MOA, the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development made a commitment to conduct HWPL peace education, and to encourage leaders to adopt the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), an international peace law.

At an event during the 4th Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit in 2018, ministers of education from four countries sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with HWPL. Both MOAs and Memorandums of Understanding have continued in the field of academia in each country since then, drawing particular attention because government institutions adopted a civil organization's peace education through an official memorandum. The photo is of the Peace Education Development Forum for Global Advancement, where Chairman Man-hee Lee  (top right) is delivering a keynote speech, at the Songdo Ramada Hotel in Incheon on September 17, 2018

The content of the MOA was more specific than those signed with the four countries in 2018. It contains detailed information on the human networks, textbooks, and financial resources needed to conduct peace education.

HWPL decided to propose the basic curriculum for peace education, find experts for the development of peace education textbooks, and develop the curriculum. In addition, HWPL promised to jointly promote peace education projects globally and in particular, to promote successful peace education case studies to each country's education ministries and institutions. Furthermore, it was decided that priority would be given to every country's education ministry to participate in HWPL's annual peace event, and to provide HWPL's books on peace education, such as newsletters, flyers, and leaflets.

Educational ministries oversee all primary and secondary public and private educational institutions to formulate and recommend development plans for peace education research. The decision was also made to develop a criteria for allocating grants, student funds and other additional resources for peace education research and program development.

Moreover, the decision was made to revise and supplement the HWPL peace education curriculum according to each institution, and to integrate it into the peace education curriculum, or to create new subjects within the curriculum. For the development of peace education curriculum, an expert panel was recruited to review the textbook and form a group to collect the opinions of educational experts or related persons.

Finally, they decided to promote peace education to preserve public nature, create a sustainable environment, and encourage every educational institution to implement peace education programs, projects or activities. Each educational institution was encouraged to hold a peace event at least once a year, and each has agreed to carry out other necessary work until the final approval of peace education.


Peace!