In Tbilisi, Mr. Teimuraz Chkuaseli of Georgia Dream party joined the signature campaign to support the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War of Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light. Teimuraz Chkuaseli, a member of Georgia Dream party and chairperson of the committee which deals with issues of diaspora and Caucasus has written books to deliver the message of peace to refugees in Caucasus. Also he said that peace is such a crucial matter to Georgia which persevered the history of invasion with its unique culture and customs on his video to support the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War.
Also he said “For Georgians who have been wishing for peace for a long time, it is a pleasure that the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War of HWPL exists.” HWPL Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War which is a declaration of international law proposed by members of HWPL international law and peace committee and proclaimed on 14 March 2016 in Seoul, South Korea in front of political leaders, chief justices, media and people with international reputations.
The declaration which is the initial stage of submitting practical international law for the cessation of war contains articles to complement blind spots of the existing international law. HWPL which presented the international law declaration is an international peace group working with different kinds of leaders as well as women and youths who are the center of public opinion. In September, 2014 HWPL has hosted the World Alliance of Religions' Peace Summit attended by 2,000 international leaders which was followed by the enactment of international law agreement ceremony. After one year, HWPL International law and peace committee which consists of former ,and current presidents, the chairman of the UN International law commission and international legal experts presented international law draft. 6 months later they proclaimed the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War on 14 March 2016. The declaration above has contents to urge policies to solve religious conflicts and to spread the culture of peace as well as calling for the support of presidents of respective countries, which will also be sent to Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, the current president of Georgia.
300,000 people gathered simultaneously in hundreds of cities including Seoul, New York City, Sydney, and Shanghai for the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace: Legislate Peace Campaign hosted by HWPL on 25 May 2016 in their respective time zones.
This year’s commemoration at the World Peace Gate in Seoul Olympic Park highlighted the global peace advocacy movement, Legislate Peace Campaign, recently launched to bring all wars to an end by establishing an enforceable law compatible with the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
The DPCW is unique in that it includes provisions aimed at resolving conflicts, reducing war potential, repurposing weapons to benefit humanity and inviting all citizens to participate in the active promotion of a lasting culture of peace.
The Legislate Peace Campaign calls on global citizens to unite as one to voice their demand for peace by adding their signatures. According to HWPL, as of May 25th, the collected signatures have exceeded 500,000 from 154 countries in less than two months and many heads of state have written official letters of support for the DPCW. The number of signatures is expected to reach 2,000,000 by the end of this year.
“Today, marking the 3rd anniversary, at this very moment, our family of peace must be having their eyes and ears in this place…What we are ought to leave to our future generations is the common good of mankind, peace. There is no greater legacy than peace and it is not achieved by one person. Therefore, we all must become messengers of peace,” said Chairman Lee of HWPL in his commemorative address.
Since the proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace on 25 May 2013, HWPL has proposed its international law initiative. It is to draft a legally binding instrument which ultimately promotes a culture of peace and ceases all wars through the DPCW so that all states would adopt it as national law. A Korean youth leader said at an interview, “The organization has already made great progress in achieving its peace initiatives. It’s exciting to see what the next work will be.”
The event in Seoul was live streamed through the HWPL homepage and real-time photos and videos have been posted on the Legislate Peace Campaign Facebook page.
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Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a UN DPI registered NGO, is an internationally recognized peace organization. It has pioneered various peace activities including the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office, as well as held peace education seminars, peace walks, and peace forums with the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).
3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace is an annually and internationally celebrated event to commemorate the proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace presented by Chairman of HWPL on 25 May 2013. The Declaration calls everyone to work to further the cause of world peace, making it a reality in their direct environments.
Legislate Peace Campaign is an advocacy movement in support of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) being developed into an enforceable law. The campaign calls on world leaders and governments to make and enforce a law based on the principles of the DPCW.