Institutional peace to counter the threats of global conflicts is examined
WASHINGTON, DC, Sat, March 19, 2022: In today’s era where the security of individual lives is constantly threatened by widespread conflict, peacebuilding must now transform itself into a system that promotes the values, norms and culture of peace for all countries, communities and individuals, based on the shared principles of coexistence and interdependence of the global community.
This is the word of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, (HWPL),
HWPL held its 6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) online on March 14, 2022 with over 5,000 attendees, under the theme “Institutionalizing Peace: Building a Legal Basis for Lasting Peace.” “.
The UN-affiliated NGO, HWP), has endorsed the combined efforts of governments and civil society efforts that lead to the institutionalization of peace in every society. Its proclaimed DPCW in 2016 provided a guide for citizen-led peace advocacy, in line with international organizations such as the UN, African Union (AU) and EU which have emphasized guidance norms as the norm for substantive conflict resolution with the participation of women and youth.
On the need to “build a legal basis for lasting peace”, Dr. Kamal Hossain, President of the International Law Association (ILA), Bangladesh branch, said: “The prerequisite for achieving peace is to guarantee the inalienable rights of peoples, which include equality before the law, equal protection of the law, non-discrimination, freedom of association, freedom of assembly and freedom of expression.
Furthermore, Ms. Anna Cervenakova, member of the HWPL International Law Peace Committee, said: “In the current global crisis, governments are wondering what kind of action would be the best action to take to overcome the emergency crisis. The need for human development, overcoming the public health emergency, climate change, economic decline, restrictions on human rights, brings us to how these burdens are resolved by the institutions of governments. Much of the burden of work therefore falls on governments, so it is important to know what their institutional agenda priorities are. »
As one of the speakers, Professor Rommel Santos Diaz of International Law at INCE University, said that government offices, including the Senate, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the office of the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic , worked with NGOs for the purpose of “State decision-making for public policies on citizen security and human rights” based on the DPCW.
Responding to the common threats of religious conflict, Imam Moulana Shafiek Nolan of Westridge in South Africa said: “(T)he DPCW stresses the importance of peace between religions and the cessation of religious conflict. The monthly scripture dialogue organized by HWPL specifically aims to create a platform to break down misunderstandings about scripture and religious practices, reflecting the values expressed in the DPCW.
Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL said that wars and conflicts continue to occur because “wars can be started if it is allegedly necessary according to existing international law, therefore it cannot end the war”. He stressed that all members of the global village must be united as “messengers of peace” to “certainly create one thing (the international law for peace) that can bring peace.”
On February 28, HWPL released a statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that includes refugee protection and global youth solidarity against war and forwards it to 192 countries. The DPCW presents principles of peace to be promoted by international society, such as the prohibition of the use of force, the promotion of religious freedom and civic participation to spread a culture of peace. It emphasizes that lasting peace can be achieved by all members of global society by identifying not only nation states but also international organizations and all citizens as the primary actors in building peace.
For the full text of the DPCW or statement regarding Russia and Ukraine, you can visit www.hwpl.kr