International NGO named HWPL and civil society groups in cooperation opens a global advocacy movement of peace with the concept of sending “Peace Letters to National Leaders in 193 countries” on March 14 in 83 major cities around the world such as New York, Delhi, Frankfurt, Sydney, Cape Town, Istanbul, Seoul, Tokyo, and London.
As a part of the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), the “Peace Letter Campaign” is held globally to collect civil support for peacebuilding and intergovernmental cooperation for the cessation of war.
Responding to the need for an international legal instrument for sustainable peace and cessation of war, the DPCW was drafted with the provisions including conflict resolution and a framework for spreading a culture of peace to avoid any war-related actions and achieve peace.
This event is expected to share the outcomes of activities undertaken to introduce the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW to the United Nations and the present status of the international community’s support.
The participants including the HWPL International Law Peace Committee comprising international law experts and scholars will discuss the way of developing the DPCW into a legally binding document as well as the role of civil society for the peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula.
According to the host organization, HWPL, this year’s commemoration will highlight on the “Peace Letter Campaign”, a campaign led by civil society actors and citizens worldwide to provoke the agreement of the establishment of international law for peace to each respective head of state.
Following the commemoration, there will be peace lectures on cooperation in building up a social consensus among civil society on peace and unification needed to create a unified one Korean state by peaceful means as stability and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula are considered as important factors in world peace.
The organization, HWPL, also known as Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, is an international peace NGO headquartered in South Korea in Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC. For the purpose of ceasing all wars and creating a peaceful world as a legacy for future generations, it has initiated peacebuilding projects which includes international law for peace, interfaith dialogues, and peace education.