Marking the 6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace, the commemorative events led by the global citizens have been held in about 77 countries around the world. In particular, in the Kigali of Rwanda held “6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace” on July 3rd.
The event was hosted by an international peace NGO called Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and its youth organization, International Peace Youth Group (IPYG). In attendance with citizens, students, and Journalists, the participants joined the “Peace Letter Campaign” and the “Peace Walk” to promote a culture of peace in Rwanda.
The “Peace Letter Campaign” is a worldwide youth-led campaign that aims to urge for the support for the establishment of an international legal framework for a sustainable peace based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). The DPCW, a crystallized form of the Declaration of World Peace, includes provisions to prevent war-related actions, suggest the peaceful dispute settlement, and maintain sustainable peace.
The participants wrote letters to the president of Rwanda to call for the support for the DPCW in order to develop it into a legally binding document by submitting it as a resolution to the UN. And the letters will be delivered to president after the event. At the end of the event, they set out for the peace walk.
Ms. Jenny, a participant of the event, said “The most inspiring thing was the student’s attitude about peace. When they do peace walk with great smile, I could feel their eagerness of achieving peace. what I hope is Rwandan’s support for DPCW as peace-loving country. I’m sure it must be very meaningful.”
As a solution is needed to root out wars and armed conflicts, HWPL has introduced the DPCW to all sectors of the society including high-level officials of governments, religious leaders, educators, youth, women, and media. Civil society around the world has cooperated with HWPL by joining its peace initiatives such as the establishment of international law for peace, interfaith dialogue meeting, and peace education.