Thursday, November 30, 2023

[HWPL] HWPL DPCW Conference



[HWPL] HWPL DPCW Conference

Chairman ManHee Lee is the head representative of the global peace organization HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which is striving for the enactment and implementation of the international peace law 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)'. The  DPCW is a legal instrument comprised of 10 articles and 38 clauses that can end wars and hostilities throughout the world. HWPL is also spreading a culture of peace and implementing peace education.

Chairman ManHee Lee experienced the cruelty and tragedy of war as a veteran of the Korean War. This is one of the reasons why he founded a global peace campaign as the head of HWPL. He has traveled the globe more than 35 times to meet and persuade politicians, legal experts, journalists, professors, peace activists, civil organization leaders, heads of tribes and others to unite them for the work of peace. The significant fruits borne out of his hard work are the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit and HWPL Peace Committee. The DPCW was drafted and finalised by the HWPL Peace Committee.

How, you may wonder, do I know this? About 10 years ago, when I had just been discharged from military service, I came to know HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee while researching the topic of civil conflicts to satisfy my curiosity in ongoing global issues. At that time, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines was suffering from a major civil conflict that lasted more than 40 years, and Chairman ManHee Lee and HWPL resolved this conflict through non-violent means.

Chairman Lee brought an end to the conflict in Mindanao by holding a peace talk between the warring Catholic and Islamic groups. Before the talk, HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee held a Peace Walk to spread the culture of peace in Mindanao with the many locals who had gathered out of a desire for peace.

Chairman ManHee Lee's pressing appeal today is that humanity unites for sustainable peace in order to pass on the legacy of peace to future generations worldwide. He doesn't just talk peace, but has worked tirelessly for it through practical peace campaigns for over a decade.

I decided to become a supporter of HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee's peace initiatives because I also desire a world of peace for all posterity.

Today I'd like to introduce an article from HWPL official homepage regarding HWPL's DPCW Conference that hosted during HWPL World Peace Summit :)

2023 DPCW Conference: Joint Declaration on Conflict Resolution and Spreading a Culture of Peace

61 Pledges to Implement Peace Projects

In commemoration of the 9th anniversary of the HWPL September 18th World Peace Summit held from September 18th to the 20th, 61 discussions were held during the “Roundtable on Conflict Resolution and the Spreading a Culture of Peace,” which took place over the course of three days. Participants from 45 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe engaged in meetings that extended from morning to late in the night.

The conference encompassed discussions on conflict resolution (3 topics), the peace activities (Legislate Project, LP) required by individual countries and regions (33 topics), the MOU and MOA agreements for the operation and collaboration of peace activities (10 topics), and the national support needed for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) at the national level (15 topics). In total, 61 project goals were established, and a signing ceremony to implement these projects took place.

Haile Meskel, Head of the Social Capital Building Department of the Ministry of Peace in Ethiopia, expressed his commitment to activating peace culture in Ethiopia through the revitalization of HWPL’s LP activities, focusing on establishing a culture of peace and institutionalizing peace. He said, “It was great to communicate concrete plans to put our pre-discussed items into actions. I will do my best to bring the outcome next year.”

Additionally, Dacka Boubacar, Mayor of the City of Gao in Mali, said, “The discussion table provided an opportunity to propose concrete solutions and discuss the roadmap for further activities. It was interesting to talk to the other Malian representatives and see how everyone can contribute. The Malian representatives should get together even on their return to Mali to continue discussions on implementing the proposals.”

2023 DPCW Conference: Joint Declaration on Conflict Resolution and Spreading the Culture of Peace

After three days of discussions, the DPCW Conference held on September 20th announced the results of the discussions. At the conference, a “Joint Statement on Conflict Resolution and Spreading a Culture of Peace” was publicly released, emphasizing cooperation and a shared commitment to realizing the DPCW and implementing peace activities. A total of 166 individuals signed the joint statement.

H.E. RosaIia Arteaga Serrano, former President of the Republic of Ecuador, said in her congratulatory address, “These meetings that we are having in Korea with leaders from different parts of the world are so important. It is very inspiring to know that the results of the discussions and declarations during this time can not only help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, as proposed by the mandate and guidelines of the United Nations, but also raise global awareness for the protection of the environment and the restoration of peace.” She further added that these initiatives highlight the importance that this organization gives to peace and the message to disseminate it throughout the world.

H.E. Dr. Teodor MeIeșcanu, Professor and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, presented on the topic, “International Legal Instruments for the Cessation of War.” Hon. Peterson Jibas, Vice Speaker of the Nitijela of the Parliament of the Marshall Islands, led a discussion called, “Bikini Atoll’s Resilience: Paving the Path to Global Peace with DPCW.” He stressed the importance of the DPCW not only for conflict resolution but also for preserving the environment.

As a result, all the promised projects from the September 18th World Peace Summit 9th-anniversary ceremony will be realized through the efforts of the peace advocates. The world will continue to progress towards a peaceful society with the fruits of peace in each country and region.

 Signing Ceremony of the Joint Statement for Conflict Resolution and Spreading a Culture of Peace

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