The 2019 World Peace Summit: 5th Anniversary of the WARP Summit

Published in Politics
Monday, 23 September 2019 19:34

2019 World Peace Summit, with the title of "Legislate Peace" - Implementation of the DPCW for Sustainable Development, was hosted by an international peace NGO called HWPL in South Korea for 2 days from 18th to 19th of September.

On the day of the Peace Summit 5 years ago, politicians determined to support drafting an international law for peace, religious leaders pledged to make religions one under peace, and social representatives promised to encourage and support these efforts. We are gradually achieving the promises. Each country in the globe holds this event.

Marking the 5th Anniversary of the WARP Summit, the summit has been held worldwide with 300,000 participants over 166 locations in 113 countries including South Korea, Malaysia, Germany, France, Russia, Turkey, the Philippines, Republic of South Africa, and the United Kingdom throughout September.

The voices for peace are being spread to each corner of the world. Please find the attached press release and pictures enclosed to this email for coverage. Please write me back once you get my e-mail. Should you have any further inquiries, please contact me anytime.

 

HWPL’s Grand Opening Ceremony of the 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit

Published in World
Saturday, 19 September 2015 17:32

The opening ceremony of the 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit successfully took place at Olympic Peace Plaza in Seoul, Republic of Korea over the course of two days. The host organization, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), is a non-governmental peace organization registered under the UN Department of Public Information (DPI). It is at the forefront of peace-building in direct response to international disputes and armed conflicts. The co-organizers of the commemorative event are the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), both affiliates of HWPL.

Exactly one year ago, on September 18th 2014, HWPL provided a platform where numerous world leaders gathered in one place to sign a pledge in support of a draft for a ‘Proposal to Implement an International law for the Cessation of War and World Peace’. While last year’s Summit included in-depth peace discussions covering various sectors of society, the 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th WARP Summit will feature the presentation of the first draft of the Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts. 

To mark the first day of the event, colorful booths were set up with various programs and exhibitions that explore Korean traditional culture and food tasting. In his opening speech, Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL stated, “One year ago, at the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit, we called heaven and earth as witnesses and pledged to implement an international convention and the alliance of religions in the sight of God, all people of the world, and the Peace Advocate.” He continued to speak with emphasis that “This is the eternal light which will cease all wars, achieve peace, and leave it as a legacy to future generations,” urging to become messengers of peace.

Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim of the IWPG expressed her gratitude towards all the global family of peace who are joyfully celebrating the first anniversary of the WARP Summit at the site. She stated, “The world has been changing since the WARP Summit last year,” mentioning the efforts of the implementation of the international convention and the alliance of all religions. Chairwoman Kim emphasized HWPL’s efforts towards the unifications of the Korean Peninsula and that “countless peace organizations and media around the world joined forces with the IWPG and IPYG, the two supporting wings of HWPL, in committing to the peace movement.”

Mr. Khil Raj Regmi, former Chairman of Council of the Ministers and Former Chief Justice of Nepal, delivered a congratulatory message. “The initiatives of HWPL are exemplary to the entire world, as the activities of HWPL for advocating peace is unique and effective in all spheres. I have a firm belief that HWPL has been able to continue its activities for global peace with inspiring guidance, motivation, and the leadership of Chairman Lee. I appreciate the idea of Chairman Man Hee Lee who expressly emphasized it and determined that a separate convention for peace is a need of the present world. I am optimistic that the conference will serve as an impetus for the codification and declaration of the international convention for peace.”

Over the course of two days, the Summit will feature the presentation of the first draft of the Convention on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace prepared by members of HWPL’s Peace Advisory Council and International Law Committee. As these legal professionals will continue to carry out the project based on the convention drafted at the event, expectations are high for its outcome.

On behalf of the international community and nongovernmental organizations, HWPL is taking the lead in peace-building in response to a world rife with disputes and armed conflicts. Such efforts are evident from not only the upcoming commemorative event but also with the peace activities of the two affiliated organizations of HWPL—IWPG and IPYG. HWPL is striving to promote world peace and prosperity of mankind by presenting the most peaceful solution to the structural problems that our society is currently facing. 

The 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit is now on air! Click the link below. (From 10AM on September 18th through 3PM on September 19th Korea Standard Time) http://warpsummit.org/

Press Conference on the 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit

Published in World
Friday, 18 September 2015 17:16

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a non-governmental peace organization registered under the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), is hosting the 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit. The two affiliates of HWPL, the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), organized the Summit. Prior to the first day of the official event, on September 17th 2015, a press conference was held at the Peace Palace in Gyeonggi Province, Korea. Over 30 journalists, reporters, and chief editors from major international broadcasting stations representing 15 countries came to report about the Summit and interview Chairman Lee, of HWPL, and organizing representatives.

Held just before the UN’s International Day of Peace, the 1st Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit will serve as a platform for world leaders from all sectors of society to discuss the progress on two major works of HWPL: the Implementation of an International Convention on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace and the establishment of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Offices. It expects to highlight September as the “Month of Peace.”

Elizabeth Costales Cachin, a journalist of PTV from the Philippines asked about the purpose of HWPL and the duty of the press and media in stopping armed conflicts and achieving world peace. Chairman Lee said, “First of all, we have to carefully examine what is behind the scenes of armed conflicts. In order to stop wars, a rigid system is needed to bring forth a practical solution for peace. That solution is the international convention on the cessation of war and achievement of world peace. The purpose of HWPL is to bring about the cessation of war and establish peace as an inheritance for future generations. Certainly, world peace will be achieved if all reporters are accountable for accurate reporting standards and continually report on peace.” Chairwoman Kim of the IWPG added, “All reporters and journalists have to become the eyes and mouths of all people to widely deliver the message of peace accurately and quickly. This is the responsibility of the media.”

Suraj Bhattarai, English News Editor of Himalaya Television in Nepal also asked about the roles of IWPG and IPYG in urging the implementation of the convention on the cessation of war. Chairwoman Kim replied, “A bird cannot fly with only one wing. Likewise, IWPG and IPYG serve as the two wings of peace, making it possible for HWPL to soar. We have clearly seen that the development of weapons and armed forces have not guaranteed to bring peace to us. If we continue what we’ve been doing, we will not only inherit a world of war but also the destruction of mankind for our future generations. Therefore, we call women and youth of the world to sign a statement to urge for the implementation of the convention on peace. We will work until the time when we can inherit a sustainable peace as an eternal legacy for our children.”

Over the course of two days, the Summit will feature the presentation of the first draft of the Convention on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace prepared by members of HWPL’s Peace Advisory Council and International Law Committee. As these legal professionals will continue to carry out the project based on the convention drafted at the event, expectations are high for its outcome.

On behalf of the international community and nongovernmental organizations, HWPL is taking the lead in peace-building in response to a world rife with disputes and armed conflicts. Such efforts are evident from not only the upcoming commemorative event but also with the peace activities of the two affiliated organizations of HWPL—IWPG and IPYG. HWPL is striving to promote world peace and prosperity of mankind by presenting the most peaceful solution to the structural problems that our society is currently facing. 

The 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit is now on air! Click the link below. (From 10AM on September 18th through 3PM on September 19th Korea Standard Time) http://warpsummit.org/

 

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