Good Governance for Peace: Cooperation

Cooperation is the Good Global Governance for Peace

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The Emergence and Meaning of ‘Governance’


hwpl, peace, Good Governancehwpl, peace, JusticeGoals 16 & 17, the last two goals of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are to ensure ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ and ‘Partnerships for the Goals’, To establish sustainable development, it is necessary to build a responsible political and legal system at a national level. However, at an international level, cooperation and partnership among various stakeholders to affirm their commitment and realize their goals are also needed.

In the United Nations’ discourse on sustainable development, this cooperation is called ‘Good Governance’. Academic circles are also now or accepting of the paradigm of Governace as it follows along with the changes fo the times.

Governance discourse is spreading from traditional States to autonomous regions, and various systems and policy experiments are currently being promoted. Governance is emerging as a new paradigm that goes beyond teachnical and instrumental changes to the extent that governmental institutions need to cooperate with civil society actors.

Expanding Governance for A Peace through Global Governace

There are many cases of promoting overnance for the praceful resolution of warrs and conflicts and, among those instances, the achievements of peace parks for mitigating armed conflicts and conderving border areas are particularly noteworthy. Including the German Grunes Gand, the Peace Artks along the borders of Ecuador-Peru, Finland-Russia, and South Afica-Zimbabwe-Mozambique(Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park) are good examples of sucessful cases. Even Nelson Mandela, a symbol of South Africa’s democratization as well as a Noble Peace Prize laureate, strongly advocated for the establishment of Peace Parks.

In particular, Grunes Band, which was founded by NGOs led by the Bayerin Office(BN) of the German Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation (BUND) on December 9th, a month a er the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, is a key historic example of the value of peace parks. At theat time, the East and West Germany border areas were the most heavily armed and were at the forefront fo the Iron Curtain division of the Cold War between the East and West.

In the early days follwing the reunification, there was a high risk of damage due to the lack of awareness of the ecological value of Grunes Band as well as the faulty, unreasonalbe system. However, with NGOs leading the way, the formation of the  conservation system in Grunes Band and improved policy development were advanced. After the reunification, BUND and other NGOs related to environmental protection quickly launched the Grunes Band conservatin project even in the absence of government interest in the ecological and historical value of  the border area.

It can be seen from that time that governments and civil society actors worked together for peaceful achievements through ‘Governance’ in order to preserve and tiilize conservation as a national imperative to establish an ecological network and sustainable regional developemnt resources begining from the early 2000s. The concept, as well as the conservation activities, of the German Grunes Band expanded to the entire trench of the former Iron Curtain, thus leading to the opening of  the former Iron Curtain, thus leading to the opening of the European Green Belt cooperation project in 2004.


Establishment of Mindanao Peace Monument & Peace Day through the Cooperation of the Philippines Government

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A Try For Global Peace

“We Need Global Peace” is just a try for global peace



There is peace on every sunrise

But, some people……
Prepare for war, for no reason……
For no reason, they inform the terror……

and then, in a single click,,,
It will all get started




And,,, after all that these are your brothers or may be you,,,
So think about it


I remember fear and I remember the potential of nuclear war. -Jack Scalia


“If the third world war is fought with unclear weapons, the fourth will be fought with bows and arrows.” -Lord Louis Mountbatten


It is madness for any country to build its policy with an eye to nuclear war. -Leonid Brezhnev


Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.  -Herman Kahn


Of nuclear war: The living will envy the dead.  -Nikita Khrushchev


The world of peace, the best heritage!

I Think ‘peace’ is the biggest heritage.

The war has to be disappeared even in the dictionary

To hand down peaceful world is the best heritage for all of us.

HWPL, Started Global Signature Campaign Against War

HWPL, Started a Global Signature Campaign Against War

“The HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee would gain 1,200,000 supportive signatures
for the declaration due in May. Already 110 countries have joined online campaign
until now and it is expected that more and more people
from all over the world would join in this peace movement,”

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HWPLThe Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) – an international peace organization which mainly works for cessation of war and interfaith harmony in religions – has started a global signature campaign against war, said the group in a press statement.

The HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee has held numerous events in April world over including in Europe, Asia and Africa to introduce an online and offline signing campaign for implementation of an international law against any kind of war or aggression.

“Supporting actions for ‘The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War’ have its beginning all around the world” and the declaration has received the support of ‘70,000 global citizens from 135 countries in one month’, the HWPL said.

There are actions from over 130 countries to support the declaration, which was proclaimed in Republic of Korea on March 14 to bring all wars to an end and achieve peace in the world.

“The opening ceremonies were held all over the Middle East from Palestine to Yemen and Iraq,” the press statement said, adding that ‘about 1,810 youths gathered for the signing campaign in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, to promote this campaign and peace movement’.

“The HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee would gain 1,200,000 supportive signatures for the declaration due in May. Already 110 countries have joined online campaign until now and it is expected that more and more people from all over the world would join in this peace movement,” it said.

Global Peace & Peace Culture

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Calls for global peace get louder

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku

From Victoria Ruzvidzo in SEOUL, South Korea

The quest for global peace and harmony escalated yesterday with the historic launch of the proclamation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War here yesterday, to bring an end to global armed conflicts and attendant challenges.

The event was witnessed by more that 1 000 senior government officials, legal experts, civic leaders, the academia and other stakeholders from across all continents.

Zimbabwe was represented by Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, who was acknowledged during the ceremony as one of the most senior legal experts in attendance. World leaders are now expected to sign and adopt the declaration that will bind them towards fostering peace.

Spearheaded by South Korea’s Mr Man Hee Lee, chairman of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL), the declaration was the culmination of months of formulation and global campaigns by an international law peace committee made up of 20 law experts.

“A perfect world of peace will be achieved. I believe that. We pledged to be united before God . . . before all the citizens for it to be an earth with a heavenly framework.

“In order to accomplish the collective wishes of all humanity, we have gathered here today. This very moment at this very place will never be forgotten in the history of mankind for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War will be publicly proclaimed.

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Mr Man Hee Lee chairman of HWPL

“All citizens of this globe will have to gather their hearts to acknowledge and urge this declaration to embrace the new era and the new life full of peace,” said Mr Man.The declaration seeks to dispose the world of all armed conflicts and dis-empower those that seek to initiate war.

Its core elements include the prohibition of the threat or use of force, eradication of the likelihood of war, development of friendly relations in accordance with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2526 (XXV) and refraining from military, political, economic or any other form of coercion against territorial integrity or political independence of another state.

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Furthermore, it would seek to foster a culture of peace.

“Heads of state and heads of governments should acknowledge that they are uniquely well-placed to encourage a culture of peace, and should act to support this declaration to bring about the cessation of war,” read the declaration.

Wars in Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Afghanistan, Libya and those in other parts of the globe have deprived humanity of development while millions of lives have been lost.

This state of affairs was described yesterday as untenable, robbing the planet of its potential.

The declaration also seeks to prohibit the production, sales and supply of all weapons and the training of war potentials.

It also seeks to represent the voices of women and the youth, the most vulnerable in armed conflict.

“This work of peace is a task someone must take on. It is a path that leads to peace, so we must continue to look at it. We have come together to eradicate wars from the face of the earth. We must raise our voices against wars,” declared Mr ManHeeLee, HWPL Chairman.

“Just as water drops merge to become a huge thunderstorm that covers an entire area, our collective voices will become a thunderstorm that wipes away the world tainted with the atrocities of war and brings out a new era of peace.”

The HWPL chairman said he had traversed the globe 24 times talking about peace and he was confident his efforts would yield much.

HWPL was established a few years ago to foster peace in a world fraught with conflict. Its arms, the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) have also been in the forefront of eliciting support for peace within their respective constituencies.

An IPYG representative from the Phillipines drew sympathy from delegates when he said many youths and children were caught in the conflicts and yet they did not understand why there was so much conflict.

“As youths, we have questions such as: why do we have wars? Who is benefiting? When will they end.

“Indeed now is the time for all of us to aspire for world peace,” he said.

Leaders present at the launch of the declaration yesterday pledged total support for the restoration of global peace and said it was critical that everyone adopted the declaration, seen as a powerful tool to attain peace and restore human dignity.

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