Sunday, June 23, 2024

[IPYG] IPYG's Mangrove Tree Planting in the Philippines.



[IPYG] IPYG's Mangrove Tree Planting in the Philippines.

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 IPYG's (HWPL's Youth Affiliate) Mangrove Tree Planting in the Philippines.

Mangrove Tree Planting—Tree Banking Series 4: A Milestone in Environmental Conservation

On March 9th this year, ‘Mangrove Tree Planting—Tree Banking Series 4: A Milestone in Environmental Conservation’ began in a mangrove tree nursery in Mangungan Bagua 2, Cotabato City, Philippines.

Led by the International Peace Youth Group’s (IPYG) Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group (YEPW) in Mindanao, this event was prepared in collaboration with youth and environmental organizations such as the Kutawato Greenland Initiative (KGI), the Gallant Adolescent New Generation (GANG), the Association of Daring and Hospitable Individuals of Kutawato for the Poverty-Affected Sector of Society (ADIKHA), and the Community Development Students’ Organization (CDSO) to preserve the mangrove ecosystem in Cotabato City.

Participants transplanted 1,000 mangrove propagules into pots under the subtitle “Mangrove Tree Planting—Tree Banking Series 4: A Milestone in Environmental Conservation.” Although planting 1,000 trees was not easy, it was a necessary measure to increase the number of mangrove trees and aid forest growth, so the YEPW members were dedicated to the task. In addition to planting trees, the participating organizations also discussed establishing a “Sustainable Tree Bank” for ongoing environmental protection activities.

The Kutawato Greenland Initiative (KGI), which suggested the event, expressed gratitude to the YEPW in Mindanao and the HWPL Philippines branch for their consistent and active participation in volunteer work in the Philippines and requested their continuous cooperation in strengthening activities for local conservation and climate change response efforts.

The members of IPYG YEPW in Mindanao have been the center of local activities, participating in protecting nature and cultivating a culture of peace. They plan to continue doing peace activities in various fields for the development of their local communities.

We are One!

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