In September, the “2019 HWPL World Peace Summit” will be hosted in over 150 locations in 110 countries including Fiji, South Korea, France, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, India, Zambia, and the United States of America in cooperation between an international peace NGO named HWPL and international actors – civil society organizations and governments.
With the theme of “Legislate Peace – Implementation of the DPCW for Sustainable Development”, the event is expected to expand the agreement by collecting further public support for the establishment of a legally binding international law for peace based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
On September 3rd, HWPL will host the event in Suva, Fiji in attendance with Ministers, including the Minister for Fisheries, Assistant Minister for Ministry of Youth and Sports, Media, Representatives from Women and Youth organizations and Religious leaders from over 15 religions. The participants will discuss the necessity of bringing peace in the South Pacific Islands and the practical measures to support the DPCW at the national level.
The DPCW, a comprehensive document which clarifies the role of members of the international society to prevent and resolve conflicts, is in the process of being introduced to the UN as a draft resolution. As part of the process, HWPL and its affiliated youth organization, IPYG, promote worldwide “Legislate Peace” (LP) project, which has gained 1.5 million supports from 195 countries through supporting signatures and peace letters written to their respective national leaders.
According to the organizer of this event, it is aimed to urge the high-level government officials to support peace initiatives such as international law for peace and peace education. There will be “Peace Letter” campaign that promotes the participants to write supporting letters for the DPCW to the head of state. This campaign has been carried out worldwide to receive the responses from each head of state around the world.