Gambia: South Korea hosts forum on global peace

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – South Korea will host in September an international forum on global peace organized by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international non-governmental organization under the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI).

In a statement made available to PANA in Banjul, HWPL disclosed that the three-day event will bring together participants from nations across the globe, between September 17 -19 in Seoul, South Korea.

As part of the programme, there will be 'Peace Education Development Forum for Spreading a Culture of Peace' on 17 September, which will bring together 70 global experts in education including ministers of education, presidents of universities, professors, principals and teachers from 21 countries.

“Under the current global environment shaded by long-term violence around the world including terrorism and inter ethnic conflicts, the international society is seeking a conflict resolution through a long-term approach to peace-building – education,” the statement emphasized.

According to HWPL, this forum will address in-depth discussions in “the establishment of a network for global educators to co-develop education contents and spreading a culture of peace through peace education”.

“I have a high expectation of this very venue to discuss peace education for educators with different cultures and nationalities to make peace a reality,” remarked Mrs. Shailaja Adhikary, Principal of Euro School in Nepal.

Meanwhile, HWPL has formed a partnership with 117 education institutions globally to endorse and implement peace education by designating them as 'HWPL Peace Academy' respectively, which includes India, Israel, Kosovo, and the Philippines.

As promoted in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), proclaimed by HWPL for global peacebuilding, HWPL has been building a cooperation with education specialists around the globe to provide opportunities of education to establish a culture of peace.

Beginning in 2014 with peace initiatives on global cooperation in international law for peace and religious harmony, the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit has been hosted annually by HWPL to advocate participation of people from all levels of society in peacebuilding.

Among its projects, followed by the high-level meeting with education specialists in 2016, detailed action plans in peace education for students and citizens will be introduced this year.

Another key issue of the gathering is the Conference Global Peace Media Network which will highlight two major topics on the “Role of Journalists in Spreading a Culture of Peace’’ and Constructing a Global Peace Media Network.

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