2023 DPCW Conference: Joint Declaration on Conflict Resolution and Spreading a Culture of Peace
61 Pledges to Implement Peace Projects
In commemoration of the 9th anniversary of the HWPL September 18th World Peace Summit held from September 18th to the 20th, 61 discussions were held during the “Roundtable on Conflict Resolution and the Spreading a Culture of Peace,” which took place over the course of three days. Participants from 45 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe engaged in meetings that extended from morning to late in the night.
The conference encompassed discussions on conflict resolution (3 topics), the peace activities (Legislate Project, LP) required by individual countries and regions (33 topics), the MOU and MOA agreements for the operation and collaboration of peace activities (10 topics), and the national support needed for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) at the national level (15 topics). In total, 61 project goals were established, and a signing ceremony to implement these projects took place.
Haile Meskel, Head of the Social Capital Building Department of the Ministry of Peace in Ethiopia, expressed his commitment to activating peace culture in Ethiopia through the revitalization of HWPL’s LP activities, focusing on establishing a culture of peace and institutionalizing peace. He said, “It was great to communicate concrete plans to put our pre-discussed items into actions. I will do my best to bring the outcome next year.”
Additionally, Dacka Boubacar, Mayor of the City of Gao in Mali, said, “The discussion table provided an opportunity to propose concrete solutions and discuss the roadmap for further activities. It was interesting to talk to the other Malian representatives and see how everyone can contribute. The Malian representatives should get together even on their return to Mali to continue discussions on implementing the proposals.”
2023 DPCW Conference: Joint Declaration on Conflict Resolution and Spreading the Culture of Peace
After three days of discussions, the DPCW Conference held on September 20th announced the results of the discussions. At the conference, a “Joint Statement on Conflict Resolution and Spreading a Culture of Peace” was publicly released, emphasizing cooperation and a shared commitment to realizing the DPCW and implementing peace activities. A total of 166 individuals signed the joint statement.
H.E. RosaIia Arteaga Serrano, former President of the Republic of Ecuador, said in her congratulatory address, “These meetings that we are having in Korea with leaders from different parts of the world are so important. It is very inspiring to know that the results of the discussions and declarations during this time can not only help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, as proposed by the mandate and guidelines of the United Nations, but also raise global awareness for the protection of the environment and the restoration of peace.” She further added that these initiatives highlight the importance that this organization gives to peace and the message to disseminate it throughout the world.
H.E. Dr. Teodor MeIeșcanu, Professor and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, presented on the topic, “International Legal Instruments for the Cessation of War.” Hon. Peterson Jibas, Vice Speaker of the Nitijela of the Parliament of the Marshall Islands, led a discussion called, “Bikini Atoll’s Resilience: Paving the Path to Global Peace with DPCW.” He stressed the importance of the DPCW not only for conflict resolution but also for preserving the environment.
Access the full remarks by H.E. Dr. Teodor MeIeșcanu, Professor and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
Access the full remarks by Hon. Peterson Jibas, Vice Speaker of the Nitijela of the Parliament of the Marshall Islands
As a result, all the promised projects from the September 18th World Peace Summit 9th-anniversary ceremony will be realized through the efforts of the peace advocates. The world will continue to progress towards a peaceful society with the fruits of peace in each country and region.
▲ Signing Ceremony of the Joint Statement for Conflict Resolution and Spreading a Culture of Peace