On March 14th at 8PM (KST), the 5th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was hosted online by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee), an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).
After the proclamation of the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW on March 14, 2014, the DPCW became a practical tool of peace developed through cooperation with the government and civil society to become a living reality of peace.
About 2,300 former and current international law experts, politicians, society, religion, youth and women peace leaders attended the online ceremony under the theme of “Marching on Towards Sustainable Peace in a Pandemic Era.” It was simultaneously broadcast in 7 languages. Women from 53 countries participated in the online event to support the DPCW by HWPL.
Chairwoman Hyun Sook Yoon said, “Since war is taking place in all parts of the world at this very moment, an international peace law based on DPCW is essential. Without proper law, war cannot cease which is why there needs to be support for an international peace law.” She also emphasized that, “3.8 billion women of IWPG, a wing of HWPL, are also working together with branches and members to urge for the establishment of an international peace law to achieve freedom, peace, and love for humanity.”
Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL said, “It has been 5 years since the Declaration (of Peace) has been proclaimed to the world. Now all we have to do in this era is to leave peace without war, freedom, and love as a legacy for the future generation.” He also added, “Currently the work for international law has momentarily paused due to COVID-19 but in our hearts the work to achieve peace for the world has not changed. Now when COVID-19 is gone, we will once again address it to the United Nations General Assembly and make sure it is implemented.”
Meanwhile from IWPG, Kathleen Thien, President of Hindu Women Association from Myanmar, Kimberley Kleczka, Founder of Creative Media International from Hong Kong and more than 350 women from 53 countries attended the event. All participants supported for HWPL and the world’s citizens to make “uninterrupted progress toward actualizing peace.”