Sessions Held During the 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th WARP Summit

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London, UK – While the world was sending its grievances and expressing fury at the indiscriminate armed violence perpetuated by terrorists on Friday, 13 November in Paris, the HWPL International Law Peace Committee members and renowned international law scholars met with HWPL Chairman and Peace Activist, Mr. Man Hee Lee, to discuss the 2nd draft of the International Convention on the Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts. Discussions were held over the course of three intensive meetings on November 12th through 14th in London, and included a post-action plan for the finalization of the draft Convention and its implementation.

The grand opening ceremony of the 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th WARP Summit successfully took place, with over 20 world-renowned leaders gathering in the capital of peace, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Stimulating the implementation of the Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts, the ceremony brought the collective wishes of all humanity, the sustainable solutions for world peace. Let us take a closer look at each session of the Summit and explore its fruitful results that caught the eyes of the international community.

On September 18th

[Women and Youth Leaders’ Conference for Development of an International Convention on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace]

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The grand opening ceremony of the Summit was followed by the Women and Youth Leaders’ Conference for Development of an International Convention on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace. Over 100 women and youth group representatives from all over the world gathered together to sign a statement to urge for the implementation of such a convention, demonstrating their eager support. The fruitful result of the Women and Youth Leaders’ Conference demonstrated their commitment to promote the convention on the cessation of war to save all women and youth from being victimized by war.

[2015 IWPG Network]

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2015 IWPG Network: the Importance of the Role of Women Leaders in the Implementation of an International Convention on the Cessation of War was attended by over 60 women leaders from 25 countries. The participants included Ministers, First Ladies, Queens, Princesses, and Peace Group Leaders. They discussed the significant role that all women have in urging the international community to implement such a convention. The speakers underlined the importance of establishing a women’s peace network on a worldwide basis.

[IPYG Conference on the Implementation of IPYG Projects]

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All youth participants of the IPYG Conference who have dedicated their youth to promote peace were able to reaffirm that they are the future of a world of peace. By introducing four main peace projects, the IPYG Peace Walk Festival, the 525 HiFive project, the Peace Zone Project, and the Global Signature Campaign, IPYG inspired all attendees to start creating a culture of peace amongst the youth of the world. Speakers also shared about their experiences working with IPYG and reminded all youth of their critical role in peace-building and the processes of the implementation of the convention on the cessation of war.

[HWPL’s Media Forum]

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HWPL is actively working towards the goal of holding the media accountable for accurate reporting standards. TheMedia Forum was attended by 19 journalists and reporters from 17 major international press outlets. It provided an opportunity for them to explore peace campaigns and projects that HWPL has initiated in order to motivate the whole world through publicizing various media productions. HWPL’s Publicity Ambassadors that consist of international reporters, editors, and producers are the eyes of all people, allowing the world to see, hear, and react through their coverage.

[Religious Leaders’ Conference]

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Over 60 prominent religious leaders representing various faiths have gathered together to commemorate the 1st anniversary of September 18th WARP Summit. In the Religious Leaders’ Conference, HWPL’s grassroots experiences in peace-building, particularly in establishing HWPL’s WARP Office were discussed in depth. Chairman Lee of HWPL and Chairwoman Kim of the IWPG gave keynote speeches on the need of the alliance of religions to bring forth a sustainable peace the soonest possible. Chairman Lee has stated that religious leaders have an integral role in educating their congregations that differences in religious beliefs must not hinder the progress of establishing world peace. He urges the leaders to cooperate with HWPL for the unity of religions.

On September 19th

[2015 HWPL International Conference: Presentation of the Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts]

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The grand opening ceremony of the Summit was followed by the Women and Youth Leaders’ Conference for Development of an International Convention on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace. Over 100 women and youth group representatives from all over the world gathered together to sign a statement to urge for the implementation of such a convention, demonstrating their eager support. The fruitful result of the Women and Youth Leaders’ Conference demonstrated their commitment to promote the convention on the cessation of war to save all women and youth from being victimized by war.

[Panel Discussion on the Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts]

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During the discussion, a panel of twelve world-re¬nowned international law experts presented their views on the convention on the cessation of war and pledged to work together for the implementation of the convention. As the first step for this purpose, the international law experts and scholars discussed practical ways to draft the most essential provisions based on the draft convention that HWPL prepared in advance. The members of the IPYG and the IWPG were also in the audience of the panel discussion. On the previous day, hundreds of their members signed the statement to urge for the implementation of an International Convention on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace. The convention is meaningful to the youth and women of the world since it addresses the tragedy of lives lost in the midst of wars and conflicts and further states that the majority of those affected are the youth and women. Moreover, it emphasizes the role of the youth and women in achieving peace. After an in-depth discussion on such a convention, HWPL appointed the thirteen legal professionals as members of the HWPL International Law Peace Committee. Through discussion and modification by the committee members, the draft convention will be improved into a complete and applicable in¬ternational convention. In order to further the implementation process, HWPL suggests the Declara¬tion of the Cessation of War to be firstly announced to heads of state around the world. Following the declaration, the final convention shall be sent to the head of each state to propose implementation. HWPL is also capable of cooperating with the UN as its affiliate organizations, IWPG and IPYG, of various countries are also affiliated with the UN. At the panel discussion, Chairman Lee stated, “Our future generations can inherit peace only if the in¬ternational law experts do their part,” and further requested them to “make good laws to make the world a better place.”

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