About HWPL

Who we are

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is an international peace NGO founded for global peace and cessation of war.

HWPL is a non-governmental organization registered with the Seoul Metropolitan Government of the Republic of Korea. It is associated with the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) and in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In keeping with the spirit of the Declaration of World Peace, that HWPL aims to achieve world peace through the heavenly culture and restore the global community with light, we are carrying out peace activities all across the world.

With our partner group, the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), and our affiliate group, the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), HWPL is leading an international peace movement with leaders in all walks of life without being limited by national, cultural, or ideological boundaries. Moreover, we seek to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals by spreading a culture of peace through various means such as forums, education, volunteer work, and campaigns.

HWPL’s peace activities will continue until sustainable peace is assured for future generations.

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What we do

HWPL Promises Peace and Acts Upon the Promise

In 2013, HWPL declared through the Declaration of World Peace that, to end wars and bring peace to the global community, a new international legal instrument was needed. At the 2014 World Peace Summit, legal and political leaders from around the world signed an agreement with HWPL to work together on drafting such a document. In just a year and a half, on 14 March 2016, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was proclaimed, and HWPL is actively committed to the introduction of the DPCW into international law.

Peace Network

HWPL is working with governments and international organizations for the adoption of the DPCW at the international level.

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Solidarity with Global Citizens

HWPL is working in solidarity with global citizens to carry out peace activities.

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Interfaith Harmony

HWPL is promoting interfaith harmony to prevent conflicts between religions.

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Culture of Peace

HWPL is endeavoring to spread a culture of peace, which is one of the core values of the DPCW.

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What we do

HWPL Promises Peace and Acts Upon the Promise

In 2013, HWPL declared through the Declaration of World Peace that, to end wars and bring peace to the global community, a new international legal instrument was needed. At the 2014 World Peace Summit, legal and political leaders from around the world signed an agreement with HWPL to work together on drafting such a document. In just a year and a half, on 14 March 2016, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was proclaimed, and HWPL is actively committed to the introduction of the DPCW into international law.

Peace Network

HWPL is working with governments and international organizations for the adoption of the DPCW at the international level.

The DPCW is supported by five countries – Seychelles, Eswatini, Comoros, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – and organizations such as the Coalition of Caribbean Leaders for Peace (CCLP), the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), and the International Centre for Black Sea-Baltic Studies and Consensus.

Solidarity with Global Citizens

HWPL is working in solidarity with global citizens to carry out peace activities.

Since its founding, HWPL has gone on peace tours to places all over the world, signing peace agreements with governments, schools, media agencies, and civil society organizations. In different regions, we are creating peace through the “Legislate Peace” project, WARP Offices, Peace Academies, volunteer work, and more.

Interfaith Harmony

HWPL is promoting interfaith harmony to prevent conflicts between religions.

The HWPL World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office is a platform where leaders of different religions come together and discuss about universal values based on different religious texts. The goal of the WARP Office is for religious leaders to recognize their inherent role, find a specific direction for the realization of peace, and prevent interfaith conflicts. Also, HWPL is running the Religious Peace Camp to engage civil society and the Open Dialogue with Religious Leaders to promote harmony among Christian denominations.

Culture of Peace

HWPL is endeavoring to spread a culture of peace, which is one of the core values of the DPCW.

Because the role of civil society is essential to achieving peace, HWPL is running the “Legislate Peace” (LP) project to support and advocate the DPCW with global citizens. This project is led by civil society including leaders in the areas of law, media, religion, women, and youth. Even at this moment, various activities including peace education, walkathons, drawing contests, mural painting, and volunteer work are taking place to establish a culture of peace around the world.

What we do

HWPL’s Main Peace Activities and Partners

World Peace Tours

31tours

Agreements

16MOAs / 269MOUs

Letters and Signatures in support of the DPCW

741,655from / 176countries

WARP Offices

268offices in / 129countries

HWPL Peace Academies

242institutions/schools in 42countries

HWPL Peace Advisory Council

199members

HWPL Publicity Ambassadors

605ambassadors

HWPL International Law Peace Committee

19members

What we do

HWPL’s Main Peace Activities and Partners

World Peace Tours

31tours

Agreements

16MOAs / 269MOUs

Letters and Signatures in support of the DPCW

741,655from / 176countries

WARP
Offices

268offices in / 129countries

HWPL Peace Academies

242institutions/schools in 42countries

HWPL Peace Advisory Council

199members

HWPL Publicity Ambassadors

605ambassadors

HWPL International Law Peace Committee

19members

HWPL Slogan

Together, Peace!

All of the 7.7 billion people living in the 21st century were born in the same generation with the same mission as messengers of peace.
Peace is not something reserved for the few but a culture all of us should enjoy.

A change of mind can change the world, and a change in our attitude can bring peace.
If we, the world’s 7.7 billion people, become one, everything is possible. Let’s all become messengers of peace.

GET INVOLVED
HWPL Slogan

Together, Peace!

All of the 7.7 billion people living in the 21st century were born in the same generation with the same mission as messengers of peace.
Peace is not something reserved for the few but a culture all of us should enjoy.

A change of mind can change the world, and a change in our attitude can bring peace.
If we, the world’s 7.7 billion people, become one, everything is possible. Let’s all become messengers of peace.

GET INVOLVED