International NGO with Global Network Executes a Campaign for “Peace Letters to National Leaders in 193 Countries”

International NGO named HWPL and civil society groups in cooperation opens a global advocacy movement of peace with the concept of sending “Peace Letters to National Leaders in 193 countries” on March 14 in 83 major cities around the world such as New York, Delhi, Frankfurt, Sydney, Cape Town, Istanbul, Seoul, Tokyo, and London.

As a part of the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), the “Peace Letter Campaign” is held globally to collect civil support for peacebuilding and intergovernmental cooperation for the cessation of war.

Responding to the need for an international legal instrument for sustainable peace and cessation of war, the DPCW was drafted with the provisions including conflict resolution and a framework for spreading a culture of peace to avoid any war-related actions and achieve peace.

This event is expected to share the outcomes of activities undertaken to introduce the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW to the United Nations and the present status of the international community’s support.

The participants including the HWPL International Law Peace Committee comprising international law experts and scholars will discuss the way of developing the DPCW into a legally binding document as well as the role of civil society for the peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula.

According to the host organization, HWPL, this year’s commemoration will highlight on the “Peace Letter Campaign”, a campaign led by civil society actors and citizens worldwide to provoke the agreement of the establishment of international law for peace to each respective head of state.

Following the commemoration, there will be peace lectures on cooperation in building up a social consensus among civil society on peace and unification needed to create a unified one Korean state by peaceful means as stability and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula are considered as important factors in world peace.

The organization, HWPL, also known as Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, is an international peace NGO headquartered in South Korea in Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC. For the purpose of ceasing all wars and creating a peaceful world as a legacy for future generations, it has initiated peacebuilding projects which includes international law for peace, interfaith dialogues, and peace education.

For joining the “Peace Letter Campaign”, please visit http://peaceinitiative.net/peace-letter/  

 

 

 

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Cambodian government seeks peace-building through cooperation with an international NGO

<The 2019 Grand Opening Ceremony of HWPL Department of Peace Education in the Kingdom of Cambodia>, hosted by the Ministry of Education of Cambodia, will be held at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on February 21st. In this event, attendees, expected to be over 1,000, including the Minister of Education of Cambodia, officials in government and education field, and the students will take part.

The Ministry of Education of Cambodia has built cooperation with an international peace NGO, HWPL, since it signed an MOA last year to introduce nation-wide peace education and develop related policies and programs. H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, the Minister of Education says, “From this launching ceremony, we step forward to the implementation level to integrate ideas of peace education into the curriculums in Cambodian schools.

Along with the national efforts, the Ministry of Justice and Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) of Cambodia also join in cooperation to forge the substantive peaceful society. A peace forum, <The Place of Cooperative Governance Building between Government and Civic Groups for the UN Adoption of the DPCW>, will be held. The Ministry of Justice, government officials and civic groups will seek for ways to develop principles of peace into a binding international order based on the DPCW.

The DPCW, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, addresses principles of conflict resolution and international cooperation for peacebuilding such as prohibition of use of force, peaceful dispute settlement, and spreading a culture of peace, within 10 articles and 38 clauses.

Sang-dae Lee, the Chief Branch Manager in Jeonbuk branch states, “This series of peace events strengthens cooperative partnership between the government of Cambodia and HWPL, international network for development through education, and overall facilitation of Cambodia-Korean friendship. Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL as a peace activist will appeal to Cambodia by highlighting that all people become messengers of peace to achieve a world of peace.”

HWPL and the Great Supreme Patriarch of Kingdom of Cambodia have had international exchanges including Religious Youth Peace Camp in Cambodia, 2017. Since 2016, His Holiness Tep Vong, the Great Supreme Patriarch of Kingdom of Cambodia, visited the HWPL Peace Summit in South Korea to deliver messages of peace to the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

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