Thursday, September 2, 2021

[HWPL] HWPL's 23rd ~ 25th Peace Tour, Dedicated to Achieving World Peace... Establishment of ‘HWPL Day’ in Major Cities


[HWPL] HWPL's 23rd ~ 25th Peace Tour, Dedicated to Achieving World Peace... Establishment of ‘HWPL Day’ in Major Cities

On January 24th 2016, the unveiling ceremony of the HWPL Peace Monument was held at the base of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the province of Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao, Philippines to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the ‘Mindanao Civil Peace Agreement’ (above). On the same day, a long line of welcoming locals from Mindanao greeted visitors inside the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) garrison in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao, Philippines.

HWPL Chairman Man-Hee Lee gave a keynote speech at the designation ceremony of Ramagya Peace School in India on December 21st 2015.

The HWPL Peace Delegation and Ramagya School officials held a ceremony to designate Ramagya School an 'HWPL Peace Academy' on December 21st 2015

23rd Peace Tour

On the 23rd peace tour, Chairman Lee visited India, which boasts the second largest population in the world.

There, Chairman Lee received the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal’ from the Gandhi Global Family (GGF); an award given to international celebrities who have contributed towards the betterment of humanity.

He also designated five schools HWPL Peace Academies, including Ramagya School in New Delhi, India, and assumed a position on the honorary board of directors.

Guests from Noida International University, Alkon Public School, Samsara School, and JP School also attended the designation ceremony for Ramagaya School as a peace academy.

Samsara School Principal Praveen Roy said, “I hope many students to hear what Chairman Lee is doing about peace. I will gather students from 50 schools in New Delhi."

Chairman Man-Hee Lee had a conversation with Sudalsana Naziapan, Chairman of the Indian Society of International Law  (ISIL), for the UN Peace Curriculum Consultation on December 21st 2015.

Along with the designation ceremony of Ramagya School as an HWPL Peace Academy, there was also the unveiling ceremony of the Monument of the Declaration of World Peace, which was erected on the school grounds of Ramagya School.  The Monument clearly stipulates the role of different groups, including the political sphere and women and youth who form the foundations of peace education. Lectures on law and the Declaration of World Peace were included to promote the spirit of peace.

Afterwards, upon the invitation of Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria (Chairman of SREI Foundation), who is also a member of HWPL's Peace Advisory Committee, Chairman Lee attended the 7th World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality as keynote speaker at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, India.

At this international meeting, Chairman Lee emphasized, "peace is something we can achieve, it doesn't happen because people don't," and emphasized that disputes in the region around India can be resolved, if they have the will to do so.

Chairman Man-hee Lee met President Rodrigo Duterte (former Mayor of Davao) of the Philippines on January 26th 2016.

24th Peace Tour

As part of the 24th Peace Tour, Chairman Lee visited four cities in the Philippines, including Mindanao, home to the largest bloody conflict in Asia.

In the Philippines, to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Mindanao Civil Peace Agreement, the unveiling ceremony of the HWPL Peace Monument was held inside the garrison of the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front), and a second monument was erected to commemorate Chairman Lee's achievements. The event, attended by 10,000 people, was purposed to commemorate the signing of the Mindanao Civil Peace Agreement, a bloody 40-year conflict that was mediated by Chairman Lee on January 24th 2014.

Chairman Man-hee Lee held a peace agreement ceremony after the establishment of the HWPL Peace Monument on January 24th 2016 at the MILF Garrison.

MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim made a promise with Chairman Lee to cease conflict, eliminate arms production and cooperate for peace. “In the future, according to the agreement when the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BOL) is ratified, we will return the weapons to safe storage, and we will not use these weapons in the future. It means there will be no more wars.” This promise made with Chairman Lee later led to the return of weapons and to daily life for the MILF from 2019.

On December 21st 2015, Chairman Man-Hee Lee met with Judge Dalveer Bhandari of the United Nations' International Court of Justice (ICJ).

On this peace tour, the alma mater university of the President of the Philippines was designated an HWPL Peace Academy. At present, 214 elementary, middle and high schools, and universities, have signed an MOU for peace education, and Chairman Lee's peace education has been published as a textbook. In addition, Chairman Lee signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Cotabato State University (formerly Cotabato City State Polytechnic College), Philippines, where roughly 10,000 students are enrolled, and then inspected the HWPL Peace Walk exhibition exhibited at Davao City Public Library and Museum.

On May 1st 2017, the HWPL Religious Leaders' Peace Conference was held at The Grand in Long Beach, California, USA.

25th Peace Tour

The 25th Peace Tour was a journey to Los Angeles and New York, United States, to present a clear vision for attaining peace to religious leaders and people of all walks of life.

Chairman Lee's first stop on the 25th peace tour was the HWPL Religious Leaders' Peace Conference meeting 'We Are One: Advancing the Voice of Peace' held at The Grand, Long Beach, California on May 1st 2017. Chairman Lee emphasized that 80% of wars and conflicts are caused by religious disagreement, and he stressed the importance of dialogue between leaders and people of religion in order to resolve interreligious conflicts and achieve peace. Chairman Lee was presented with a Peace Achievement Award in honor of his dedication to the realization of world peace.

Chairman Man-Hee Lee delivered a speech at Cotabato State University (formerly Cotabato City State Polytechnic College) on January 25th 2016.

On May 6th, at the Religious Leaders' Conference held at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York, USA, Fateh Aliya, President of Yemeni American Association, and Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, presented the Peace Achievement Award to Chairman Lee. This was given because of Chairman Lee's outstanding contribution to peace for mankind. Various religions, NGOs, university students, and peace activists who attended the meeting reaffirmed their vision for achieving world peace and promised to participate towards this vision of peace.

Manhattan, New York, also expressed sympathy for Chairman Lee's peace activities. At the 'Cessation of War Peace Memorial Festival' held at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on the 8th, William Bendon Hubell, founder of the Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (US Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations), came up with an innovative solution to achieving peace among politicians, legal circles, religions, women and youth. He actively led the activities within each group, and presented Chairman Lee with the Peace Achievement Award.

In addition, Gail A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, announced that March 14th, the date when the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War was proclaimed, would from then on be designated as 'HWPL Day'.

On January 26th 2016, Davao Museum in Mindanao, Philippines designated an HWPL "Peace Hall". Photo is taken from inside the exhibition hall.


1 comment:

  1. Many heads of state - both existing and former - have publicly declared their support for HWPL's Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), citing it as the only solution to ceasing all conflict and achieving peace on a global scale. I truly hope peace will be restored through the DPCW as soon as possible. May peace prevail!