Leaders Call For United Voice Towards Peace During  World Summit 

Global Leaders in the Public and Private Sectors have sent a vociferous call for United Voice for Peace.

This call was made over the weekend when the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) was holding an online peace summit under the theme “Peace as an Institution- a foundation for sustainable development.”

This function brought together over 145 countries around the world including Cameroon, South Sudan, Chad, and Thailand with approximately 5,000 participants.

During participants flocked the online forum with messages of peace and importance to sustainable development at this critical time that, the global community is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and another threat arising from the Russian inversion of Ukraine.

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL),an international peace NGO under the UN ECOSOC, called for world solidarity for peacebuilding through collective responsibly by heads of state, ministers, lawmakers, religious leaders, educators, youth and women leaders, and the media.

This annual summit shares peace activities and achievements in cooperation with governments and civil society around the world.

Chairman Hee Lee of HWPL said the global village has suffered from the unexpected COVID-19 that has hit every country but sent a consolation voice saying no one is alone in the midst of this difficulties because we live in the same global village, and we are neighbors and families.

“Each one of us has a role to make our world a better place to live and we should pass the same to the next generation,” he said.

Meanwhile, H.E. Marinus Bee, the chairperson of the National Assembly of Suriname, expressed his willingness to establish peace at the legislative level.

“The role of parliaments in building peace and preventing conflict is crucial, “he continued.

The chairman added that they will collaborate with HWPL to establish a framework of cooperation in achieving cessation of hostility and concert efforts in spreading the culture of peace through encouraging policies and programs of peace education.

Octavia Alfred, Minister for Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training, and Nation Excellence of Dominica, said that HWPL’s peace education was introduced to the national school curriculum in Dominica as it was integrated into Social Studies, and also as a stand-alone subject.

Mahendra Das, the Temple President of Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir of the Philippines, suggested that regularizing international exchanges and programs to prevent conflicts based on religious misunderstanding can be a starting point for a foundation of peace.

On the other hand, Mr. Chung Young-min, the Director of IPYG emphasized the role of youth as the main player in international action for peace.

“Education programs for 1,500 global youth in 59 countries are hosted to protect the basic rights of youth around the world so that everyone can live a happy life without being left behind, ”he concluded.

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