Gambia: South Korea hosts World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The 3rd annual commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit will be held in Seoul, South Korea, in September, organizers announced on Wednesday.

In a statement, made available to PANA in Banjul, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO under the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI), revealed that the event, running between 17-19 September, will “seek global cooperation for global peace-building.”

High on the agenda of the summit is the discussion on the establishment of “Collaborative Governance for the Development and Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)”.

“This annual peace summit, since 2014, brings together political and religious leaders, heads of women’s and youth groups, civil society, and the press from around the world and provides a platform for discussion and cooperation for peace.”

“This year, more than 1,000 global figures from 120 countries are expected to participate and discuss establishing collaborative governance between governments and civil societies for implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), development of education as a culture of peace, and promotion of interfaith harmony,” HWPL added.

Former presidents, ministers, UN officials, justices, heads of civic groups, leaders of women, youth, and religions, and journalists will have in-depth discussions in groups on the topics: the direction of peace education for sustainable peace, the role of media in spreading a culture of peace and ways to build a global media network, and the way to foster peaceful harmony amongst religions.

The Chairman of HWPL, Mr. Man Hee Lee, emphasizes the significance of the peace education, saying: “in order for everyone to become a messenger of peace, spreading a culture of peace and peace education by the development of peace materials and training of peace leaders are important.”

Meanwhile, region-specific meetings are also planned for the implementation of peace projects in collaboration between governments and civil society groups and each representative from each sector will discusses ways to develop action plans for peace-building that can best reflect the cultural and social environment in the region.

HWPL will organize the peace summit in association with International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG).

The chairperson of IWPG, Mrs. Nam Hee Kim, highlighted the power of women for achieving peace pointing out “3.6 billion of women, half of the world’s population, have the power to lead humanity to the world of peace. If we cannot use our potential, we can never achieve a peaceful world."
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30 أغسطس 2017 15:31:52

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