The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, drafted by prominent legal experts, is already here. All people living in this globe, regardless of who they are, have to work together with the same heart for peace and for the purpose of the cessation of war and world peace.
HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee gave this motivational statement at the Press Conference for the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the September 18th WARP Summit, which was held at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul.
Chairman Lee also explained, "North Korea has already done nuclear test 6 times now. In the midst of this current status, HWPL has continued its peace activities, transcending nationalities, ethnicities, and religions. The 3rd Annual Commemorative event is being held and participated in nationwide, as well as in various places of the world, at this very moment. We have to cooperate together to participate in these peace initiatives to achieve the ultimate peace."
The flurry of anticipation filled the conference room as reporters coming from different media agencies raised their hands to ask more questions to HWPL's Chairman. Also, the questions regarding peace education and the spreading a culture of peace initiatives were thrown to IWPG’s Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim.
Around 117 journalists and 105 press agencies from 45 countries including those in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and others participated in the Q&A session. The primary question topics were regarding international law, peace education, women's peace activities, spreading a culture of peace initiatives, peace in the Korean peninsula, and religious conflict and peace.
Reporters showed great interest in HWPL's activities, especially those done for the progress of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War and its peace-spreading campaigns.
Chairman Lee pointed out that the ‘Establishment of Law for Humanity’ and ‘Spreading a Culture of Peace' are the methods to achieve peace and he claimed that through the Summit this year these two projects will be accelerated worldwide.
Chairman Lee proclaimed, "All people yearn for peace, but until now, there was no sustainable method to achieve it since we still have an everyday environment where we are exposed to violence. The 10 Articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW is the method. Furthermore, peace education, as another method to achieve peace, is necessary for all students and citizens."