Wednesday, July 20, 2022

[HWPL] HWPL and Coalition of Caribbean Leaders for Peace (CCLP) Sign an MOA: “Let's Discuss the DPCW at the UN”


[HWPL] HWPL and Coalition of Caribbean Leaders for Peace (CCLP) Sign an MOA: “Let's Discuss the DPCW at the UN”

Memorandum of agreement (MOA) between Coalition of Caribbean Leaders for Peace (CCLP) and HWPL

“We will achieve the vision and goal of the DPCW to eradicate the structures of inter-state violence and conflicts by uniting current and former leaders from many Caribbean countries including Belize, to pursue peaceful means, dialogue, and conflict resolution through law and justice.”

The former prime minister of the Caribbean country of Belize, Said Musa, was engrossed in the global “Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW, 10 Articles 38 Clauses)” proposed by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man-hee Lee), because he was convinced that the manifesto could persuade leaders of every country to uproot and resolve the causes of conflict and violence between nations.

Dr. Musa's act of support was in line with the global trend, as HWPL's DPCW had already received the support of heads of states throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific. Earlier, in 2018, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), which is the legislative body of the African Union (AU) comprised of all 55 countries in Africa and whose laws carry the same legal weighting of all AU member states, signed an MOU with HWPL and delivered an official letter of support. Moreover, the Baltic Black Sea Council, comprised of the former heads of state of Eastern European nations, also signed an MOU in support of the DPCW.

That year, representatives of the United Nations (UN) from 145 countries and roughly 600 UN experts convened at the UN Headquarters in New York to listen to Chairman Lee's speech promoting the DPCW, which was met with a standing ovation and full support of the DPCW. In February 2019, the official support by the political heads of the Pacific nations gave further momentum to the drive of the DPCW being passed as a UN General Assembly Resolution.

HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee promulgates the importance of the DPCW's 10 Articles 38 Clauses for the cessation of global conflict and attainment of world peace at the 5th Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit held in Korea on September 19, 2019

Dr. Said Musa agreed to document a Memorandum of agreement (MOA) between HWPL and key members of the Coalition of Caribbean Leaders for Peace (CCLP), which he spearheads, as evidence of their commitment to peace. On September 13, 2019, an MOA was signed between the two organizations at an outdoor event in Grenada. Prior to this, on August 27th, an inaugural conference was held in Washington, D.C., USA, to secure collaboration between HWPL and the former heads of state and governments of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that belongs to the CCLP, ambassadors, and leaders of civil organizations in order to encourage leaders to adopt the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) as an international peace law.

CCLP is an organization led by former prime minister Said Musa and the heads of state in the Caribbean region. Dr. Musa made the step to inform every country in the Caribbean region about the DPCW proposed by HWPL in order to realize it.  With the goal of internationalizing the DPCW as the central focus, the heads of state united and the CCLP was birthed. The MOA affirms their commitment to greater unity between the two groups in order to realize the DPCW. Since the signing of the MOA, CCLP has been actively promoting HWPL to the local community and civil society and spreading a culture of peace through peace education.

Former prime minister of Grenada Tillman Thomas (left) and former prime minister of Guyana Samuel Hinds hold a signed Memorandum of agreement (MOA) between CCLP, whose signature affirms their full support for the proposal of HWPL's DPCW to the United Nations for enactment as international law, and HWPL on September 13, 2019

HWPL officials and the political heads of the Caribbean islands gather at the peace conference, 'Spreading Culture of Peace: From Caribbean to the World', on August 27, 2019, in Washington D.C., USA

The Memorandum of Agreement was signed in recognition of the need for an international peace law, such as the DPCW, and for the establishment of a framework for mutual cooperation between the two organizations for the common goal of peace.

The MOA affirms HWPL's commitment in ensuring that the 10 Articles and 38 Clauses of the DPCW is implemented as a global and universal peace law for the benefit of humanity through discussions with all necessary parties, organizations and individuals. The MOU also stipulate the dispatch of a representative to the CCLP for formal presentation of the DPCW to the Caribbean region, and collaboration with relevant parties to review the language of the DPCW. Furthermore, peace discussions, conferences and events have since been held.

The CCLP is committed to providing citizens of the Caribbean with a tangible way to achieving and fostering a culture of peace by incorporating the DPCW into national law. The CCLP has also agreed to seek support from their respective governments and to urge heads of state to sign the DPCW. Lastly, leading global organizations, including the United Nations (UN), Organization of American States (OAS), Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Association of Caribbean States (CAS) and others, have agreed to advise HWPL on future opportunities for collaborating with regional organizations for international legalization of the DPCW.

Cheering crowds display the slogan, ‘Answer for Peace DPCW', during the 5th Annual Commemoration of the 9.18 WARP Summit at Suwon World Cup Stadium on September 18, 2019


1 comment:

  1. A beautiful, hopeful and somewhat miraculous post. How is that HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee, who was in his mid-80s, could mediate a cruel, bloody 40-year inter-religious conflict between Catholic and Islamic groups that had claimed 120,000 lives on the island of Mindanao - which no government agency or peacekeeping force could solve - yet so few media organisations report it? Thank YOU for all the peace news you report. I hope media outlets will do the same and I will do my part in spreading this news.

    Moreover, whether in Mindanao, Ethiopia or the Americas, war always hits the innocent the hardest, especially women, youth and children. What do you possibly say or do to a mother who loses her son to war? The DPCW is a legal instrument that Chairman Lee of HWPL, who is a 92-year-old Korean War veteran, has conceived and garnered support for from politicians, Heads of State, religious leaders, academic experts and educators, women and youth groups through 31 global peace tours and it proposes a clear solution to permanently ceasing all wars and leaving peace as a legacy for the next generation. I really hope it will be presented to the United Nations in late 2022 or early 2023 so that it can be enacted as international law so that peace can come as soon as possible. Again, thank you for your post, and kudos to Chairman Lee and HWPL.