HWPL&IWPG are leading the world towards peace: Warp 2nd Summit-Seoul-South Korea -16-19-Sept-2016- Sidonianews
Ghassan Zaatari-Seoul-South Korea
غسان الزعتري - من سيول - كوريا الجنوبية
It was moments of Peace and for Peace sake only.
The second Warp Summit 16-20 sept-2016, was so amazing sharing with all the participants from all over the world peace moments... They just came to say one thing: we want peace
Mr Kim Hee Lee and Ms Nam Hee Kim , were really the two that gathered all gests with love passion..
Realy i was very happy and proud to meet the leaders of peace Mr Man Hee Lee and Ms Nam Kim Hee in person... they were carrying the spirit of giving and acting truly for the Universal Peace as one big family for all man kind..
I spent one of the most important moments in my life. I was touched by all the the crowds , leaders , voulanteers, protocol , and of course press team... thank you , and hope peace will be achived soon , in Korea and all over the world ,through all efforts and inspiring vision of HWPL and IWPG leading the world for Peace. Thank You
Hwpl Publicity Ambassador
Journalist Ghassna Zaatari
Editor in Chief - Sidonianews
Saida - Lebanon
الصحافي غسان الزعتري - Ghassan Zaatari
Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit
Seoul, South Korea- On the 18th, at Seoul Jamsil Olympics Stadium, the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit -- hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee), the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG, Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG, Director Du Hyen Kim) – was opened. About 1,000 former president, international law experts, current nation’s ministers, religious leaders, youth and women's group leaders from 130 countries filled the stadium to the brim with 100,000 participants in an effort to advocate for the cessation of war and world peace.
The parade, reminiscent of the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony, proceeded with various themes, countries' national flowers, world traditional dances, royal procession, language masks, etc. Each performer dressed in a variety of costumes and colors according to their theme, and performed various acts like going around the tracks, while the spectators stood up from their seats and danced.
In his commemorative address, Chairman Lee of HWPL said, “Here today at the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, the spirits of heaven and people of the earth are gathered, as well as the eyes, ears, and hearts of the global community. Let us urge them (heads of state and religious leaders) to sign their support for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War and let us sign our support as well. This is the way to love the world and all the people, like the light, rain, and air of the heavens. This is true politics and true religion; this is true love and peace.”
IWPG Chairwoman Kim said, "To speed up the advancement towards an era of peace, I propose a code of conduct to the global community. First, heads of state around the world should become one for peace and support the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War. Second, all the religions of the world should transcend denominations and doctrines to become one for peace. Third, all women and youth of the world should join the IWPG and IPYG in promoting the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War and urging support for the Declaration. Fourth, peace education should be implemented throughout the world," urging the involvement of all people.
The highlight of the event was the card section performance by 11,440 IPYG youth members. Their performance was the outcome of roughly 5 months of sweat-stained efforts in scorching weather combined with a genuine longing for peace that resulted in all the spectators being moved to tears
One of the youth volunteers of the card sections, Min Ji Song, said, "Many of the card section participants were able to be gathered by their efforts for achieving peace. I hope this kind of heart can become a seed planted in the hearts of people and inspire a sincerity for pace.” She said she wants to give hope to all the people in the world who have suffered from wars and conflicts.
The performance was split into 3 scenes: the history and pain of world wars I and II, the peace activities of HWPL for the cessation of war, and the peaceful unification of the two Koreas, all seeking for peace. The IPYG card section, even from an artistic perspective, received much interest and became a trademark of the WARP Summit.
The distinct figures’ admiration for HWPL's peace work, pouring out congratulations for the 2nd Annual WARP Summit
Former President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović said, "The HWPL Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War and all the great peace efforts of HWPL representatives are an important contribution to the peace movement in the world. The Declaration, delivered not only to the political leaders of many countries, but to the wide public as well, has increased the awareness of the need for urgent action to stop wars and build peace around the globe.”
In addition Tep Vong, The Great Supreme Patriarch of the Kingdom of Cambodia delivered a congratulatory message, “I hope that the WARP Summit this year will give everyone more peace and happiness, love-kindness, compassion, tolerance, non-violence, and more strength and give more determination to live and promote peace, happiness and harmony in their daily life in their own family, society, and the world.”
The event was from the 17th~19th and all sessions took place in the Samsung Grand Intercontinental Hotel. On the 17th, Governmental, religions, law-making, and civil groups gathered in each area and participated in the advocacy forums.
On the 19th, the last day, about 1,000 guests from in and out of Korea were presented with the results of the discussions on the 17th. Even a time was agreed upon for peace to be realized through the implementation of the principles of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of Wars.
Realizing the Implementation of International Law through Peace Networks
Conference for the Implementation of
the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
On September 19th, marking the last day of its three-day journey to peace during the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the September 18th WARP Summit, the “Conference for the Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War” was held by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in Seoul, South Korea.
Approximately 1,000 guests from 130 countries, consisting of not only State leaders, such as former presidents and prime ministers as well as current ministers, but also experts in the field of international law, UN officials, religious leaders and international press members, took part in the conference.
During his keynote speech, HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee proclaimed, “The Declaration that we drafted is a new legal framework that can bring about the cessation of war and world peace. Prime ministers and chief justices together with the National Assembly of each nation must acknowledge the value and principles of the DPCW and propel and support the development process of the DPCW. If we do it, it is possible. If we don’t do it, it won’t happen,” repeatedly reminding all the people in governmental affairs and legal experts of the significance of the legislation of the law for peace.
IWPG Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim said, “We ask the chiefs of state, judges and the United Nations to work together for advocacy of the international law for cessation of war. Also, we ask ministers of states to give the message of peace and work with governments to advocate and implement the international law. People from all walks of life are working for peace; organizations and schools are providing peace education and women and youth are taking the lead in protecting themselves. When the public voice in advocacy of the adoption of the international law becomes greater, the power of peace transcending national interest will also be greater. Your actions today will be an exemplary model of respect for future generations and become the everlasting light recorded in heaven.”
Speakers representing various sectors of the audience, such as governments, civil organizations, youth, women and religions, presented their roles as well as concrete action plans to develop the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) and implement it as an enforceable law. It provided a platform for participants to reaffirm their responsibilities to advocate for the DPCW, thus bringing about peace and cessation of war.
Seyed Reza Hosseini Nassab (Grand Ayatollah of Canada) “The world with peace is the paradise, and with war is the Hell. The foundation of peace shall be built on the important principles, such as: education, tolerance, mercy, equality, morality, religious freedom and justice. To reach this heavenly goal, we need an enforceable law, such asthe Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, which shall be approved and supported by all religious leaders in the world”
H.E. Karim Khalili, Senior Deputy of Afghanistan High Peace Council and Former Vice President said, ”It is obvious that achieving sustainable peace is not an easy and simple task. We have to go through several political, legal, cultural, economic, managerial, psychological, religious aspects, at national and international levels so that we achieve this human idea and wish. Procedures among world nations for achieving peace that have been experienced can help us in this regard. “Declaration of peace and ending war” that has been prepared by HWPL, is considered one of the efficient, useful and valuable procedures for achieving peace and ending war.
Prof. Carlos Villán Durán, President of The Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law emphasized the collaboration and participation of civic society and governmental organizations to develop the Declaration into a legally binding document. He said, “The DPCW provides positive elements to foster the dialogue and reconciliation among religions.” He then added, “We have also learnt that international law and multilateral institutions must be more efficient to peacefully settling conflicts and to better address legitimate demands for justice and the right of peoples to self-determination”
On the 17th, experts in the fields of politics, religions, law and civil society, according to their sectors, participated in sessions, a total of 8 different forums, and proceeded to discuss practical approaches to implement the international law compatible with the DPCW proclaimed on March 14th. They arrived at efficient means to support the document utilizing various methods.
On the 18th, the outdoor event at Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium deeply touched all in attendance through the entrance ceremony, which colorfully portrayed diverse and traditional cultures of Korea and the world, and the card section performance ‘War and Peace’, performed by 11,440 youths. This outdoor peace event demonstrated to the world the exemplary culture of peace and presented opportunities to experience such culture.
The ‘Conference for the Implementation of Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War’ walked through the overall progress made during the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the September 18th WARP Summit. Everything drawn from each session is expected to yield a practical result through international peace networks and support formed during the Summit.
2016 IWPG Network Forum
World Female Leaders Urge for the Implementation of International Law for Peace and Cessation of War Toward Global Peace and the Reunification of the Korean Peninsula
1,000 Female Leaders from 100 Countries Including former presidents and first ladies convene at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul, SEP 19
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 | SEOUL, KOREA — Amid heightened tensions in the international community brought on by recent armed conflicts and terror attacks in multiple regions, world female leaders convened in Seoul to urge the international community for an international legal measure for peace and the cessation of war that will pave the way to global peace and a reunified Korean Peninsula.
□ Echoing this movement, The International Women's Peace Group (IWPG, Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim) urged for the implementation of an international law for peace and cessation of war at its 2016 IWPG Network Forum hosted in the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Grand Intercontinental Seoul on the 19th of September marking the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit.
□ Themed The Role of 3.6 Billion Women in Realizing Peace and Cessation of War, the Forum was joined by approximately 900 female leaders from home and abroad and 100 female university students representing the leaders of the next generation. Among some 900 female leaders at the Forum were Teiraeng Maamau, First Lady of Kiribati;Awut Deng Acuil, the Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare of the Republic of South Sudan; and Anna Cervenakova, a human rights lawyer at the Czech Helsinki Committee.
□ The Forum was hosted to take a leap forward for peace by promoting the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), announced on March 14 under the initiative of HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, and Restoration of Light) and working for its adoption at the UN and its development as an enforceable international legal instrument.
□ In her remarks, Nam Hee Kim the Chairwoman of the IWPG said as she greeted the participants, "the UN and the entire international community must expand the role of women in building peace and security," and noted that the key factors that form the backbone of the SDGs, with 2030 as the target year, are embodied in the DPCW (the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War). She also remarked that the best measure for women to protect women themselves is to urge for the adoption of the DPCW and the implementation of international law for peace and cessation of war.
□ Speakers at the 2016 IWPG Network Forum were Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL; Edita Tahiri, Incumbent Minister for Dialogue of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo; Lee Yunsook, Former Minister of Political Affairs II (Women's Affairs) of the Republic of Korea; and Leokadiia Gerasymenko, President of Women's Union of Ukraine.
□ HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee said in his speech, "[Women gathered here] must be the key to peace and open the hearts of the 3.6 billion women worldwide," and added, "once you go home, please talk to your political leaders and urge them to support the implementation of international law for peace and cessation of war."
□ Edita Tahiri, Minister for Dialogue of the Government of Kosovo, remarked, "For those like us who never again want to see war and genocide against their people, peace has a very special meaning," as she invited the audience to take an active role in putting an end to the history of wars and open an era of peace.
□ Lee Yunsook, Former Minister of Women's Affairs of Korea, shared her family story of separation by war and urged for the adoption of the DPCW at the UN for its implementation as part of international law for everyone who is suffering because of war as she did.
□ Leokadiia Gerasymenko, President of Women's Union of Ukraine, reported on the current state of women and children afflicted by war in Ukraine and stressed that "the implementation of international law based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War is a must for the UN."
□ Following the Forum, 109 women from 16 countries were appointed to the IWPG Peace Committee. The Committee is to promote IWPG peace movements and galvanize support from female communities in respective refions for the DPCW and its adoption as an international legal instrument.
□ The IWPG is a non-profit peace NGO which has 200 branches worldwide collaborating with approximately 100 affiliate groups in its peace works.