To commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the WARP Summit, international peace organisation Heavenly Culture World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) together with International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) held different events across the world with 300,000 participants in over 166 locations in 113 countries including Germany, New Zealand, Nigeria, Zambia and the Republic of South Africa throughout September.
The main event was held in South Korea from the 18th till the 19th of September in support of the United Nations’ International Peace Day celebrated on the 21st September, calling on all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute towards building a culture of peace.
In his welcome speech, Chairman of HWPL, Mr. Man Hee Lee reminded the guests about the determination they had to ensure peace is a reality, five years ago when they drafted the international law peace: “On the day of the peace summit 5 years ago, politicians determined to support the 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.”
This year’s summit, in particular, addressed the “Legislate Peace (LP)” project, a global citizen-led peace movement that includes the “Peace Letter” campaign, urging national leaders to support a legally binding international framework for peace and the cessation of wars.
The 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW – Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War – were drafted with the intent of representing marginalised voices of all those yearning for peace at the same time calling the united efforts of states to practice the principles of the Declaration, ultimately ceasing all conflicts and hostilities and facilitating peace in a cultural asset.
Up to date, IPYG has received numerous responses to their peace letters. These include the President of the United States of America, Former President of Malawi Joyce Banda, the First Lady of Namibia as well as President Danny Faure of the Republic of Seychelles