The Way to Unity of Society and Peace
in the World
On May 10, “The way to Unity of Society and Peace in the World” was held in Kiev, Ukraine during which HWPL and Ukraine organizations including the International Spiritual and Moral Civilization movement and people’s Assembly of Ukraine signed an MOU to expand further peace activities based on the principles of the DPCW for peacebuilding.
On May 20, Tirgu Mures City in Romania and HWPL signed an MOU for the peace culture city project, which promotes bilateral cooperation and exchanges in the field of education and culture. “Tirgu Mures city with multicultural and historical backgrounds is one of the successful cases of ethnic coexistence. This work of peace led by Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL is to raise awareness of global citizens and learning and thinking about culture” said, mayor Dorin Florea.
Friendship from war leads to partnerships for restoration and reconciliation
Among the countries visited by HWPL, Sweden and Norway are the ones that have played a significant role in the settlement of peace in Korea since the Korean War.
On May 15, organized by the International Youth Peace group (IPYG) affiliated with HWPL, the “Positive change for Tomorrow” was held at the Nobel Museum. This event was held to recall the history of Sweden’s dedication of peace in Korea, including the medical relief operation by the Swedish Red Cross Fiedl Hospital that was dispatched during the 1950s Korean War, and to urge the youths of the two countries to cooperate for the realization of world peace.
Prof. Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Museum stated, “Sweden and Korea, and further the vision of IPYG working for peace, are synonymous with the spirit of Nobel. I hope that this event will be a great opportunity to bring peace on the Korean peninsula.”
On May 16, the “Peace and Reconciliation Conference”, under the theme of international partnership for global peace and human rights, was held in Oslo, the capital city of Norway. In the event the human rights issues related to North Korean defectors were introduced, which led to discussions regarding Korean reunification from the view of peacebuilding and the significance of a peace network with participation from European youth.
As a special speaker, Ms. Min-sun Kim, a North Korean defector and head of the Peaceful Unification of support Organization, stated that “I believe that the movement of the Chairman of HWPL can serve a key role in mediating in peace processes between the two Koreas” and asked participants for cooperation in healing the wounds of the Korean Peninsula. “The unification of the Koran Peninsula will move one step forward when all the International Society pays attention to Korea together,” she added.
The President of the Internationalist, youth organization in Oslo University presented about the Norwegian youth’s practice plan for supporting the reunification of Korea and made a resolution to cooperate with HWPL.
The attention of the people of the world is concentrated on the peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula.
During this 27th European world peace tour, it was clearly presented that ‘peace’ is not a problem of a nation but a problem of all nations of the world. So, people passionately supported the reunification of the Korean peninsula with an expectation that it world be the key to world peace. We hope this peace movement will spread to all corners of the earth and that the dream of peace desired b the entire humanity will be fulfilled as soon as possible.
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