Milestones: the Road to Peace

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    May 25. 2013
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    Sep. 16-19 2014
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    Sep. 18-19. 2015
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    Nov. 12-13. 2015
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    March 11-14. 2016
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    Peace Law
The Declaration of World Peace

The Declaration of World Peace

(Seoul, Korea, Proclamation Ceremony)

On 25 May, 2013, Heavenly Culture World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) hosted the Walk for World Peace and Restoration with International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) as a global peace movement. In recognition of the universal call for cessation of war and peace for all, the Declaration of World Peace was proclaimed by Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL., with an emphasis on the urgent need to establish the international law for peace and the role of global leaders, media and youth. Over 30,000 youths from 130 countries came together to join the peace walk, which became an annual peace event that continues to appeal to the global community by performing a collective action to raise awareness of the peace movement at both the local and global level.

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The Declaration of World Peace

World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit

(Seoul, Korea)

"The world is at the crossroads between destruction and coexistence, and its destiny is in our own hands. We must remain active to protect what is right and just for humanity. It is for this reason that HWPL, and myself, continue to act upon the vision I have received—a vision of life, peace, and harmony."
- Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL

In September 2014, as a global action for world peace, the WARP Summit was held by HWPL, IWPG and IPYG. 200,000 global citizens around the world participated in this summit to seek and muster practical approaches for peace. To materialize this through an active role of global citizens proposed in the Declaration of World Peace in 2013, the agreement of cooperation for the introduction of the International Law for the Cessation of War and World Peace was signed by heads of state and representative leaders from religions.

The Declaration of World Peace

Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts

(Seoul, Korea, The 1st Commemoration of the WARP Summit)

"When one imagines a world in which States have ratified this Convention, one cannot but help but be filled with hope. ... the light that the Convention’s provisions shine on the future show a clear pathway towards a world in which the weak are protected, diversity flourishes and humanity is freed from unnecessary suffering such that we can put our collective energy into being the best we can be and prosper."
- Dr. Fathi Kemicha, member of the HWPL International Peace Committee

In September 2015, in the 1st Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, the HWPL International Law Peace Committee with international law experts was launched to discuss practical ways to enhance and introduce applicable legal mechanism for the achievement of world peace. For this purpose, the draft of the Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts was presented to further develop into a binding legal frame for the global community to protect our globe from threats of violence and conflict.

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The Declaration of World Peace

Committee meeting convenes to draft the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War

(London, UK)

“The International Convention on the Cessation of War is imperative for various reasons because this initiative was developed from the marginalized voices, the voices of women and youth. War does not benefit anyone rather it takes everything away. This innovative Convention will strengthen our global society and international law framework by supplementing the gaps.”
- Dr. Kamal Hossain, member of the HWPL International Peace Committee

In November 2015, the HWPL International Law Peace Committee comprising international law experts held a committee meeting to discuss the 2nd draft of Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts. In-depth discussions included a post-action plan for the finalization of the draft Convention and its implementation.

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The Declaration of World Peace

The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)

(Seoul, Korea, Proclamation Ceremony of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War)

"To get rid of war on the face of the earth is one of the noblest tasks, which will remain eternal legacy for the future generations. Today is not the end but the beginning - truly a starting point of an era of peace."
- Nam Hee Kim, Chairwoman of IWPG

The DPCW is a declaration drafted by the HWPL International Law Peace Committee and proclaimed on March 14, 2016. Consisting of a preamble and 10 articles, the declaration describes the responsibility for the global community (especially states) to participate in safeguarding the comprehensive efforts for the establishment of world peace, which includes prohibition of the use of force, blockage of sources of conflict, cooperation among states, dispute settlement through international legal organizations, freedom of religion, and development of a culture of peace.

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