Last Updated on: 29th May 2023, 10:39 pm
In Summary: Women from all around the world participated in the Peace Walk and DPCW Support Signature Campaign during HWPL’s 10th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace on May 25
Seoul, May 29, 2023: On May 25, 2023, the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) chairwoman Hyun Sook Yoon participated in HWPL’s 10th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and Peace Walk.
The event was simultaneously held in Seoul, South Korea, along with approximately 70 other major cities in Korea and abroad.
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a peace cooperative organization of IWPG, announced the Declaration of World Peace on May 25, 2013.
As this year marks 10th anniversary of this declaration, joint statements were announced all around the world.
In her commemorative remarks during the event, IWPG Chairwoman Hyun Sook Yoon said, “Chairman Lee proclaimed the ‘Declaration of World Peace’ in 2013, and the youth started peace walks all over the world.”
The following year, on January 24, 2014, she said, “With the mediation of Chairman Lee, a civil peace agreement was signed, a war ended, and we are witnessing with our own eyes the reality that a culture of peace is taking root.”
Yoon added that the IWPG also celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. “Together with International Peace Youth Group, it has become one of the two wings of HWPL: striving to spread a culture of peace while reflecting on the spirit and inspiration of the ‘Declaration of World Peace’.”
“Every year, we participate in CSW, the Committee on the Status of Women held by the United Nations. In addition, April 26th of this year marked the 4th Annual Commemoration of International Women’s Peace Day where the ‘International Women’s Declaration of Peace’ was proclaimed. The 10,000 women from 54 countries that participated in this event promised to implement Article 10 ‘Dissemination of a Culture of Peace’ of the DPCW and achieve the SDGs,” she noted.
The event included a Peace Walk to urge for the introduction of the DPCW as a resolution in the UN General Assembly and a DPCW Support Signature Campaign in which various women from all over the world participated.