Seeking Strategies for Peacebuilding between Government and Civil Society
at the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit in Seoul, Republic of Korea
An international summit to seek global governance for peace and stability of the international society is held from September 17th to 19th in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO under the UN DPI, hosts the 3rd annual commemoration of World Alliance of Religionsí Peace (WARP) Summit, where representatives from governments and civil society groups will discuss detailed action plans for peace-building at local, national, and international levels.
To discuss ways to build a ‘Peace Governanceí as an international network, 1,000 participants in the Summit include heads of state, ministers, members of parliament, representatives of international association in law, education, religion, press, youth and women. The theme of the summit is ‘Establishing Collaborative Governance for Sustainable Development and Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), drafted by experts in the international law to advocate conflict resolution and development of peace as a culture.
Todayís international community is trying to create "Good Governance" for the implementation of the agenda such as economy, culture, and education for sustainable development. In this global trend, HWPL has actively carried out citizen-involved peace activities supported by the government.
The ‘Legislate Peace Campaigní, a citizen-level advocacy campaign for the establishment of the international law for peace-building with youth and women has been conducted in the form of signatures, forums, and seminars in over 100 countries since May 2016. In cooperation with local governments, Peace Day and Peace Zone have been enacted by cities including the United States and South Africa to facilitate peace-building efforts by citizens.
Based on the experiences of peace activities, HWPL has been holding this annual event every year since 2014 to discuss the roles and action plans of each group of society. Under the slogan of íTogether for peace as messengers of peaceí, Mr. Man Hee Lee, the Chairman of HWPL, emphasized the importance of the support of the international community by saying, "For world peace and cessation of war, we should create conditions for working together with youth and womenís organizations in each country. I would like to ask for the support for the unification of the Republic of Korea to the officials of each country."
HWPL is doing a great job in keeping up this work,; hopefully the whole world will be able to get on this train and work together.
2. Remi Said:
What beautiful work! I am excited to see what happens next
3. Justine K Said:
I really hope that every leader who is at the WARP Summit right now is able to see the great work that HWPL is doing and be able to work alongside Chairman Lee!
4. Emily Said:
Peace is near! How beautiful and inspiring
5. Alicia Wilson Said:
This is an amazing event for the implementation of peace that needs to be publicized all over the world
6. Melina Said:
Being apart of Warp Summit this year! has truly been an amazing experience! I only hope and wish to see a world of peace, if not for me then future generations!! This work and effort being put into today is so encouraging.
7. Hope Lee Said:
What an amazing event where all types of leaders from different religious and political background can come together to talk about a peace agenda! Truly a work for peace for all. Cant wait to watch the WARP Summit!
8. jenny Said:
This event is truly something unique and special because everyone who attends actually come with the same desire of peace and agree with each other
9. Kai Plaise Said:
I AM AT WARP AND ITS AMAZING!!!PEACE IS WORKING!
10. Timothy Said:
One of the reasons why I think HWPL will be able to achieve peace is that it was able to get so many people from so many different backgrounds and positions to come together and work to establish and maintain something that has never truly been done before