Tbilisi – May 28 th , 2016 – The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) will be hosting the ‘2016 3 rd Annual Commemoration of the Peace Walk Festival’ at 12pm on the 28 th of May in Rike Park and the Bridge of Peace of Tbilisi along with Georgian youth and women organizations. Around 1000 people will be in attendance. The title of the peace walk festival is the “Support of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War and Actualization of the Peace Curriculum”, and the program consists of a peace walk, flash mob of the youth, NGO booths, and various entertainment that can be enjoyed by all citizens.
The IPYG Peace Walk Festival that is being held for the 3 rd time this year began with the proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace by Man Hee Lee, the chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in front of the Peace Gate of South Korea in May 25 th , 2013. IPYG, the head of the youth sector of HWPL, holds the peace walk festival on May 25 th every year with the youth all over the world to commemorate the declaration as well as actualize it. The declaration that was proclaimed on that date describes the role of each sector of youth, women, press, and the leaders of each country. Three years later, on March 14 th , 2016, this declaration was actualized into the HWPL Proclamation Ceremony of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War. On this day, around 1000 key leaders all over the world attended and HWPL proclaimed the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War. Currently, the support pledge campaign of the declaration is being held worldwide. On this day, the HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee for the Implementation of the International Law on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace made of youth and women organizations of Georgia will be performing a flash mob performance before the peace walk.
And the NGOs hosting various booths during the event will participate as the coordinators of the HWPL peace curriculum of the schools that have signed an MOU as a peace academy with HWPL during fall semester. The Peace Education that is specified in Article 10 of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War will suggest a turning point in the history of humanity that has commemorated war until now, and it will inspire the mentality of peace to leave a world of peace to the future generations as an inheritance. During the event, the participants can sign to support the declaration and receive a commemoration badge that includes the content of the declaration at the booths. HWPL is an international peace organization and leaders from all levels along with the youth and women all work together. HWPL hosted the HWPL World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit in September 2014 with around 2000 leaders worldwide and held the ‘Signing Ceremony for the Agreement to Propose the Enactment of International Law’. The HWPL International Law Peace Committee was established and the draft of the international law was proclaimed within a year. Six months later, on March 14, 2016, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War was proclaimed. The Declaration contains contents such as proposal of answers to religious conflicts and spreading of the culture of peace, and urges for the support of current heads of states.
This declaration will also be sent to Giorgi Margvelashvili, the current president of Georgia.
Tbilisi –The Delegation of the European Union and the embassies of its Member States to Georgia in conjunction with the Tbilisi Mayor's office are proud to hold a public celebration of Europe Day on Sunday 8 May in Rike Park. Celebrations will feature a Eurovillage with fun and games in the daytime and public live concert of Georgian and European stars. Citizens of Georgia are invited to attend the Europe Day and connect with the European Union!
Europe Day in Rike Park will kick-off at12:00 with a Eurovillage, which will feature informative and fun events for the whole family. EU countries will showcase their traditions and activities in Georgia, and a food court will offer a taste of European cuisine. All during the day, there will be cultural performances on stage, with games and prizes for children. Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia and Ambassadors of European Union Member States will address the visitors of the Eurovillage at 15:00. Activities will run until 18:00.
The program in Rike Park will continue with a free evening concert from 19:00-21:30, featuring Sukhishvilebi National Ballet, Georgian Eurovision stars Nina Sublatti and Eldrine, rock-band Niutone and Italian tenor Piero Mazzocchetti, who comes to Georgia just for this event and who together with Georgian soprano Irina Taboridze will close the day in style. Join us and celebrate!
Europe Day in Rike Park officially opens the European Days in Georgia, which run from 8-24 May, and feature a host of events all over the country that people can get involved in.
Europe Day and the European Days are held to celebrate May 9th 1950 when Robert Schuman, one of the founders of the EU, made a speech outlining a vision to unite separate European states into a single community. Initially conceived as a peace project among six European countries, over 50 years later it has grown to 28 different member countries working closer than ever, united in their diversity.