Mongolia 6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and the Peace Walk
On May 26th of 2019, about 200 participants including religious leaders, advocates affiliated with peace education, VIPs from women’s organizations and groups, and students gathered for the 6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and the Peace Walk that was hosted in Ulaanbaatar National Park in Mongolia by the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).
On this day one of the Ulaanbaatar National Park personnel shared the peace message of the citizens and youth of Mongolia by posting videos and pictures of the flash mob, the peace walk, and the event on social media.
A non-government organization head, Narantuya Ganbold, read the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War and explained the purpose of the event. She presented the importance of the May 25th event in actualizing peace not only in Mongolia, but of world peace, and encouraged everyone to become messengers of peace.
Principal Chimed Guntenbazar of Togsbilig Elementary School expressed his gratitude for being able to participate in this event. He emphasized how much we need peace in our lives, the significance of teaching students the value of peace at a young age, and having them cooperate in this. Furthermore, Principal Guntenbazar conveyed how thankful he is to HWPL for teaching the value of peace and expressed his wish to participate in future events with his students.
Gantumur Tsolmon, the manager of 57th Secondary School, shared the importance of peace education and said, “We are currently working with HWPL and practicing peace education. It was a beneficial time for the participating students because they learned a lot through it.” He also said, “Although there is no war in Mongolia currently, it is unfortunate to see people suffering from war, so, if there is anything we can do, we will do it by cooperating with HWPL for world peace.”
Dugerjav Bolorchimeg, the director of 31st Kindergarten, said, “the duties of the people living in this era are not just thinking for ourselves but to think for our families, neighbors, society, countries, and the world. Also, we must make an effort to stop those who are dying all over the world because of war and cease war, so everyone must participate in writing letters to urge the support of the DPCW.”
To maintain the relationship with HWPL, Mongolia’s HWPL Peace Academy will instill the value of peace to students who will become the leaders of peace through education, and furthermore plans to conduct various events and activities to create a culture of peace.
The 6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and the Peace Walk was hosted simultaneously in 77 countries and 126 different locations including major cities in South Korea, Australia, China, Germany, India, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, the United States of America and many more on the 25th. Peace-desiring citizens urged for the state leaders to respond to the “Peace Letter Campaign” carried out by 1.3 million people and for practical actions to support the DPCW.