Wednesday, January 11, 2023

[HWPL] Peace Tours of Man-Hee Lee (30): ‘Fruits of Peace’ at UN Headquarters in New York, World Unites


[HWPL] Peace Tours of Man-Hee Lee (30): ‘Fruits of Peace’ at UN Headquarters in New York, World Unites

On December 4, 2014, Chairman Man-hee Lee delivers a message of peace at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA

On December 5, 2014, David S. Wesley, judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, is taking a commemorative photo with Chairman Lee after being appointed as an HWPL advisor

“It is an honor to be part of Chairman Lee's peace movement. Please feel free to contact me if you need any help.” - David Wesley, Judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County

The starting point of the 16th peace tour was the United Nations Headquarters located in the heart of New York on December 3, 2014. The messenger of peace from the Republic of Korea was greeted by the native Cameroonian Jean-Victor Nkolo, Spokesperson for the President of the 64th, 65th and 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and Security Council. He is also the recipient of an International Peace Award in 2006 for his contribution to the development of justice and peace  in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mr. Nkolo welcomed Chairman Lee to the United Nations, as HWPL has been working globally to urge for the enactment of an international law to end wars in the global village.

Spokesperson Nkolo expressed surprise at Chairman Lee's peace movement and said, "I will support Chairman Lee's vision, worldview, and every word he delivers." After that, he signed a document in support of the enactment of an international law for the cessation of war and immediately carried out his pledge to 'support us on the path of peace'.

On December 3, 2014, at the United Nations Headquarters in central New York, Chairman Lee pins an HWPL chest badge on Jean-Victor Nkolo, Spokesperson for the President of the 64th, 65th and 69th Session of the UN General Assembly

On December 4, Chairman Lee was invited as a keynote speaker to a peace conference held at the UN headquarters in New York. About 500 people, including UN ambassadors from 7 countries, 16 media outlets, religious people, lawyers, and various peace organisations attended the event.

At the conference, UN Goodwill Ambassador Delois Blakely (The Community Mayor of Harlem) and Dr. Panna Shah (Director of the UN-affiliated Shanti Fund) gave speeches, vividly expressing the emotions they had felt at the HWPL World Peace Summit.

UN Headquarters

Then, through a keynote speech, Chairman Lee said, “Since starting the work of peace, we have transcended borders, races, religions, and ideologies.” He said, “I started this work with a solution to ending wars and achieving world peace.” Then, he asked the audience, “Do you think it's OK to say, ‘I've nothing to do with people dying in war because I'm fine and well?'” He raised his voice and said, “Peace hasn't been achieved because we're not doing what we can to get it done.”

Attendees responded to his keynote speech with a standing ovation and supported Chairman Lee's message of peace. In addition, all participants signed the HWPL peace agreement urging for the enactment of an international law to end war. At the conference, a rare sight unfolded with all participants holding hands and singing for peace in unison.

In this regard, UN officials said, "It was a surprise to witness such a sight for the first time in the solemn and noble UN conference hall." It became another piece of history in the peace mission of Chairman Lee, who has overcome all barriers to bring unity to the global village.

On December 4, 2014, attendees listen as Chairman Lee delivers a speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA

After the UN peace conference, Chairman Lee conducted a series of interviews with local media at Trump World Tower on December 4.

After the interview, the Shanti Fund, led by Dr. Panna Shah whom Chairman Lee met at the UN Peace Conference, brought Chairman Lee a special gift. The Shanti Fund launched a post-earthquake reconstruction project in India in 1993 and is currently providing educational support to 125 schools on Long Island and is committed to enlightenment and peace through education.

The Shanti Fund not only voluntarily produced a publicity booklet detailing the WARP Summit and presented it as a gift, but also presented a Peace Prize to Chairman Lee. The certificate read, “Your unremitting devotion promotes peaceful coexistence among nations, peoples, and religions in Korea and around the world.”

On December 4, 2014, while a series of interviews were conducted with local media at Trump World Tower in New York, USA, Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba, PTC NEWS production manager, is conducting an interview with Chairman Lee

Chairman Lee, who successfully completed his New York schedule, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on December 5, 2014 to bear further fruits of peace. In LA, a city where religious people have been working in harmony for peace as a result of HWPL's active peace movement, Chairman Lee was escorted by the police from LAX to the Los Angeles Superior Court, the largest single unified trial court in the United States.

December 5, 2014 Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David S. Wesley opens court and hands Chairman Lee a large judge's gavel after escorting him to his bench

David Wesley, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, came out to greet Chairman Lee at the entrance of the courthouse, guided him inside the courthouse and provided a brief introduction of its history. He also unveiled a rooftop view of downtown LA. This was the first time that the rooftop had been opened to the general public and permission granted to film.

Chairman Lee's peace ideology and achievements captured the heart of Judge David Wesley at once. Chairman Lee emphasized, “It is the mission of people born in this era to achieve global peace, end wars in the global village and leave a world of peace as a legacy to future generations.”

At the end of the meeting, Chairman Lee conveyed his desire to appoint Superior Court Judge Wesley as an advisor to HWPL. Elated by this proposal, he replied, "It would be an honor," and was given a letter of appointment on the spot. He also said, “Please feel free to contact me if you need any help.”
On December 5, 2014, Victor Rosales, Chairman and Anchor of TeleAmerica, which opened in California, meets and shakes hands with Chairman Lee

On December 5, 2014, TeleAmerica, which opened in California, invited Chairman Lee to appear on their first broadcast and commemorate their opening. A representative of the broadcasting station, who heard news about HWPL and Chairman Lee through the writer Ruben Mata, who had attended the World Peace (WARP) Summit, filled the room where photos related to the broadcaster would have been hung with photographs of the WARP Summit.

Victor Rosales, president and anchor of TeleAmerica, said, “Thank you very much for coming here. Chairman Lee's visit is my joy." He said, "This is the Chairman's TV channel. You can also use this as your HWPL office. If you need help with the development of your group, I will be happy to help at any time.”

Following the broadcast, Chairman Lee named the broadcaster, which launched through a message of peace, 'Peace Broadcasting Station'. In addition, president Rosales was appointed as an honorary ambassador of HWPL. He said, "From today, TeleAmerica will actively cooperate with HWPL. Through this, we will help achieve peace quickly.”



  1. This is truly beautiful work. I sincerely hope that the DPCW will be enacted as international law by the United Nations as soon as possible in 2023. Kudos to Chairman Lee of HWPL and all HWPL supporters. In the words of Viktor Yushchenko, former President of Ukraine, “The DPCW is a perfect and balanced document that can be the basis of solidarity for peacekeeping in all countries of the world. I think all the leaders of the countries should support the DPCW."

  2. I've never heard for Chairman Lee but it's amazing that someone of his age is doing so much for peace. I feel more hopeful for this generation:)