HWPL World Peace Summit Calls for Collective Effort to Achieve Sustainable Peace and Development
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"We must become one to fulfill the promised goal- Peace!" - HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee.
New York (PRUnderground) September 21st, 2019
The 2019 World Peace Summit themed, “Legislate Peace” was held in hopes of implementing the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) for sustainable development. This peace conference was hosted by international peace NGO, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) on September 18 and 19 in Seoul, South Korea.
With the aim of building sustainable peace and development, the host organization carried out global initiatives including the establishment of international law based on the DPCW. Promotion of religious harmony through interfaith dialogue, creation of a culture of peace with peace education as well as a building peace-actors’ network among media outlets are among the initiatives.
The DPCW is a proposed body of law, drafted by international law experts to fundamentally prevent armed conflicts and establish sustainable peace. The 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW were drafted with the intent of representing marginalized voices of all those yearning for peace and calls for united efforts of states to practice the principles of peace.
This year’s summit, addressed the “Legislate Peace” project that urges national leaders to support building a legally binding international framework for peace and cessation of war. This project is a global-citizen-led peace movement that includes the “Peace Letter” campaign, “Sign your Support” campaign, and “Peace Walk.”
Along with the resolution on the support for the DPCW by the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) in 2017, the Coalition for Caribbean Leaders for Peace (CCLP) consisting of former heads of states of the Caribbean sought to support the adoption of the DPCW to regional and multilateral organizations and garner the support from national governments.
This was the 5th annual international peace summit which boasted over 300,000 participants located in 113 countries. Some of the larger co-events took place in Germany, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, the Philippines, Republic of South Africa, and the United Kingdom.