International Peace Group, HWPL Recognized by UN DPI
♦ UN DPI
UN DPI stands for the United Nations Department of Public Information. DPI works closely with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to help the public gain a better understanding the goals of organizations. It also allows organizations to work more closely with the UN on various levels.
♦ HWPL and UN DPI
NGOs seeking association with DPI must meet strict criteria. The organization must support and respect the principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The NGO must also be reputable at the national, regional or international level and operate at a not-for-profit basis with its own information outreach program. Only organizations that have a good track record of past work with UN Agencies can become associated Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee) has met these standards on an international scope and has proven through its participation at numerous conferences at the UN, through organizing the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit and various peace workshops, meetings, and activities globally.
♦ NGO DPI Announcements
HWPL, formed in 2010, is a newly DPI associated NGO that aims to transcend differences in cultures, beliefs and regions to achieve peaceful solutions. Based in Korea, their ultimate goal is to end all wars and establish global peace. By implementing the use of volunteer outreaches, youth engagements, integration of women and cultural exchanges they hope to share the message of the Declaration of Peace. Their campaigns, which range from signing petitions to hosting street parades, umbrella the theme of bringing awareness to peace-related issues. One of HWPL’s successes is their Walk for World Peace and Restoration. This event held in Seoul, South Korea, brought together 30,000 youths from 130 countries who envision the same desire for peaceful solutions.
♦ How can HWPL cooperate to further the efforts and missions of UN?
HWPL, with the DPI association can now work more directly with the UN to raise public awareness particularly in grass root and rural communities about key issues on the UN agenda including the priorities of the UN Secretary-General and the General Assembly. HWPL can also work with the UN to help collect data for the Post 2015 development agenda and can design and implement public information activities and programs including the printing and dissemination of publications promoting the work of the United Nations. Since the association with DPI, HWPL has been featured in the NGO DPI Announcements in the “NGO Spotlight” – where its vision and goal was outlined and noted for volunteerism and efforts toward peaceful resolutions.