HWPL Leads Discussion on Institutional Peace to Counter Threats of Global Conflict
Seoul, South Korea, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In today’s era where the security of individual lives is constantly threatened by widespread conflict, peacebuilding must now evolve into a system that promotes the values, norms and culture of peace for all countries, communities and individuals, based on the shared principles of coexistence and interdependence of the global community.
HWPL’s 6th Annual Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) commemoration was held online on March 14, 2022 with more than 5,000 participants, under the theme “Institutionalizing Peace: Building a Legal Basis for Sustainable Peace”.
The UN-affiliated NGO Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) has worked with governments and civil society efforts to institutionalize peace in every society. Its DPCW, proclaimed in 2016, has provided a guide for citizen advocacy for peace, in line with international organizations such as the UN, African Union and EU, which have emphasized normative guidance as standard for substantive conflict resolution with the participation of both women and men. youth. It sets out principles of peace such as the prohibition of the use of force, the promotion of religious freedom and civic participation to spread a culture of peace.
As for the need to “build a legal basis for lasting peace”, Dr. Kamal HossainPresident of the International Law Association (ILA) Bangladesh Branch said, “The precondition for achieving peace is securing the inalienable rights of peoples, which include equality before the law, equal protection of the law, non-discrimination, freedom of association, freedom of assembly and freedom of expression.
A speaker, Professor Rommel Santos Diaz of International Law at the Universidad INCE noted that government offices of the Dominican Republic worked with NGOs for the purpose of “state decision-making for public policies on citizen security and human rights” based on the DPCW.
“The DPCW emphasizes the importance of peace between religions and the cessation of religious conflict,” said Moulana Shafiek Nolan in Westridge from South Africa. “The monthly scripture dialogue hosted by HWPL is specifically intended to create a platform to dispel misunderstandings about scripture and religious practices, reflecting the values expressed in the DPCW.”
President Man Hee Lee of HWPL said that wars and conflicts continue to occur because “wars can be started if it is allegedly necessary under existing international law, which is why it cannot end war”. He stressed that all members of the global village must be united as “messengers of peace” to “certainly create one thing (the international law for peace) that can bring peace.”
At February 28HWPL released a statement on Russia invasion of Ukraine which includes refugee protection and global youth solidarity against war and delivers it to 192 countries.
For the full text of the DPCW or statement regarding Russia and Ukraineyou can visit: www.hwpl.kr