Symbol of Peace Education: The True Story of Peace and Cessation of War Opened to the Public in 195 Countries

8 August 2019
2019-08-08 17:11

As of August 2019, a book named “True Story of HWPL: Peace and Cessation of War” with the record of peacebuilding efforts by millions of global citizens and social leaders has been displayed in public institutions including libraries, schools, museums in 195 countries.

The thick 800 pages of the book describe how the world becomes one for peace. The description and photos of peacemaking efforts with the collaboration of civil society and national leaders from different fields – politics, academia, media, women, youth, religion, education and many others – are introduced as a collective will for the cause of global peace.

According to HWPL the publisher, the purpose of this book is to implant the values and spirit of peace that lead “every individual to become a messenger of peace.”

The book also appeals to readers with a unique approach to peacebuilding in a way that peace can be safeguarded as culture, rule of law, and recognition. As proposed by HWPL, international efforts for peacebuilding have been sought through the establishment of an international law addressing responsibilities for states to secure peace, inter-religious dialogues to promote the reconciliation of the current conflicts caused by different worldviews, and the introduction of peace education through school curriculum and government policies.

Along with these initiatives, in the book it says building peace monuments and setting a peace (memorial) day are examples of spreading a culture of peace to devise an environment of furthering civic awareness of peace.

In particular, in Chapter 5 of this book introduces the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) of 10 articles and 38 clauses drafted by renowned international law experts, as a practical approach to sustainable peace. To establish a legally binding international framework that prohibits any armed conflicts based on the DPCW, global society, as well as intergovernmental organizations, have gathered the supports through the "Legislate Peace Campaign".

The book “True Story of HWPL: Peace and Cessation of War” is now available in schools, libraries and government offices to the general public in 195 countries around the world, including the Nobel Peace Institute Library in Norway, Library of National Assembly of Togo, Library of University of Indonesia, National Library of Ukraine, Panama National Canal Museum, Nepal National Library.

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