HWPL, Groups advocate comprehensive cooperation for peace
The global society has commended the historic decision of the North Korea-US dialogue, following the ‘Peace Olympics’ held in South Korea. A Korea-based international peace non-governmental organisation recently held an event in honour of “The second yearly commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)” in Seoul, South Korea.
Themed: “A Call for Building a World of Peace and Realising Justice,” the event was attended by 1,000 participants, including representatives of politics, religion and civic groups at home and abroad.
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), which hosted the event with UN DPI and UN ECOSOC, said DPCW would strengthen the solidarity of peace through a comprehensive cooperation of all sectors of society, as well as establish legally binding international law necessary for peacebuilding.
The DPCW, with 10 articles and 38 clauses, drafted by international law experts, includes provisions to avoid war-related actions and achieve peace, respect international law, as well as engender ethnic/religious harmony and a culture of peace.
Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, said every individual in the global society is responsible for constructing global peace. He said: “Rather than taking peace for granted, we are the ones to put an end to war to protect humanity and our globe, and leave peace as a legacy for future generations.
“Todays’ law cannot compensate for the lives sacrificed in war. What we need is an instrument that protects human life, a law that prevents war.”
The President, Confederation of Indian Bar, who participated in the drafting of DPCW, Mr. Pravin H. Parekh, noted: “No human being and no animal on planet Earth can survive from weapons of mass destruction. Even an error or an accident can cause widespread damage to human life and property, which cannot be replenished. We all have to work 365 days and 24 hours together for peace as a messenger of peace.”
Former president of International Law Association, Korean Branch, Mr. Deok Gyu Lim, said: “If we want to put an end to war and build peace, let us work together for peace and overcome the boundary of state, ethnicity and religion. We have to think of how to resolve international conflicts through adoption of DPCW as a UN resolution. And the international society should provide assistance to facilitate peace education proposed by HWPL.”
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