Sunday, March 17, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's Speech at UNESCO for Peace Education!



[HWPL] HWPL's Speech at UNESCO for Peace Education! 

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 regarding HWPL's speech at UNESCO on the International Day of Education :)

HWPL Presents a Speech at UNESCO on the International Day of Education

On January 24th, at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, a commemorative event was held for World Education Day, focusing on global peace and sustainable development. The event was jointly hosted by UNESCO’s permanent delegations from Togo, Chad, Suriname, Mozambique, Angola, South Sudan, as well as the National Commissions of Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Jamaica.

Under the theme, “International Day of Education, Education Reinvented: Teachers at the heart of transformation for the generation affected by COVID-19,” the event brought together a total of 542 people from 44 countries both in-person and online.

Tanvir Kayani, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage remarked, “Education holds the key to unlocking a future of peace and sustainable development. By providing quality education to all, we foster understanding, compassion, and respect. We empower individuals to be active agents of positive change, by making informed decisions and driving sustainable practices. Let us unite our efforts to ensure that education reaches every corner of the globe, dismantling barriers and creating pathways to a brighter, more peaceful and sustainable world for all.”

Marion Amoussou, representative of HWPL in Côte d’Ivoire, emphasized the importance of HWPL’s peace education program focusing on diversity, cooperation, order, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, and courage. She highlighted HWPL’s efforts in Africa, creating partnerships with 239 schools and universities, as well as Memoranda of Agreement with 13 countries including Comoros, Burkina Faso, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

One of the attending educators, Marie Martinat from the Bilingual International School of Paris, expressed, “I’m proud to have been able to contribute to this conversation and to be part of this global movement to reinvent education. Together, we are the change, and we can truly transform the world through education. In addition to its essential role in social transformation, education plays a crucial role in promoting positive peace. Thank you to HWPL and UNESCO for offering me this unique opportunity to share my vision of education reinvented and its essential role in building a more harmonious, peaceful, and balanced world. Together, we can change the world, one education at a time.”

Anna Gourdikian, a teacher from the Paris Academy, shared her enthusiasm for the event, “I felt sincerity during this event, and I also felt passion. All the speakers, the presenter, and even the MC was really great. I was happy to see that there are teachers who really want to change education. I’m doing this on Instagram and I have around 73K people following me but sometimes I feel like I’m alone in this. This really gave me a lot of hope and I would like to thank HWPL for the invitation. Looking forward to working together.”

A representative of the host country, Awuve Koffi Afetogbo Azilan, First Counsellor of Permanent Delegation of Togo to UNESCO, expressed satisfaction with the event and a desire for continued collaboration with HWPL to support the implementation of peace education in Togo.

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