World leaders gather in Seoul to renew their commitment to building and sustaining peace.
Korea, Seoul- September 18, 2023: 2023 HWPL Global Peace Leaders Conference Calling for more Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) diplomacy, dialogue, and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, HWPL officials urged a gathering of world leaders on today at Seoul 9th to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention of War.
“The first line of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) us to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,” HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee said in his opening remarks to the High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, which runs today at Seoul in Korea.
“In a way, we have met this commitment. There has not since, been another world war. But, in many other ways, we have not,” he said, noting that a new approach is needed to save people in places of unending conflict, including Ukrian, Ethiopia, Syria, South Sudan, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Afghanistan.
Managing Director HWPL Mr. Kang Tae-ho said that in 2023, the world decided to take a new approach: the UN, adopted what are now known as the ‘sustaining peace resolutions,’ which renew the world body’s commitment to conflict prevention as embodied in the UN Charter.
Two years on, he said there are challenges in making this approach a reality, calling for greater international attention to the need for scaled-up efforts to prevent conflict, achieve coherence within the UN system, and expand partnerships, financing, and inclusion.
Echoing the WPG chairwoman Ms. Yoon Hyun-SOOKs view, women’s role in peace development as a leader highlighted the need to strengthen partnerships around all efforts and at every stage, from conflict prevention and resolution to peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and long-term development.
She added that key partners include Governments, the UN, other international, regional, and sub-regional organizations, international financial institutions, the private sector, civil society, and women’s and youth groups.
“Sustaining peace will only be realized through committed, inclusive national ownership that considers the needs of the most marginalized, including women, young people, minorities and people with disabilities,” she said.
“Inequalities are increasing; whole regions, countries, and communities can be isolated from progress and left behind by growth. These are all indications that we need greater unity and courage – to ease the fears of the people we serve; to set the world on track to a better future, and to lay the foundations of sustainable peace and development,” participants of the 9th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit stressed. The main speakers H.E. Prof. Dr. Emil Constantinescu
3rd President of Romania, Romania and Hon. Ahod B. Ebrahim, AI haj
Chief Minister, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in MusIim Mindanao (BARMM), Philippines
said that more countries are experiencing violent conflict than ever in nearly three decades and that record numbers of people are on the move, displaced by violence, war, and persecution.
IPYG General Director remarks Youth called on Member States to increase financing for the peacebuilding work led by youth and see young people as partners in the sustaining peace agenda.
Speakers in the Video on the 9th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit format presidents and ministers, Goodwill Ambassador Advocate peace for the future generation.