2nd Annual Commemoration of Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)



The status of today's world can be traced to the two tragic world wars of the last century and their devastationg aftermath, from which the United Nations was founded to respond to the atrocities of conflict and loss of human dignity. Since then, many international agreements and declarations have been developed as mechanisms to secure peace, designating human rights and a world free of wars as core values of our contemporary times.


In May 25, 2013, from this day onwards, as The Declaration of World Peace was first proclaimed, there have been many events organized to further promote peace and end war globally. For the year 2018, the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War was organized on March 31, at the Research Management & Innovation Complex, University Malaya with the theme; "A Call for Building a World of Peace and Realizing Justice". The commemoration began with an introduction video on previous activities carried out in relation to DPCW. Next, a video of the Chairman of HWPL, Mr. Man Hee Lee giving an opening speech where he emphasized on the improtance of uniting together for a more peaceful world.


Women related matters were also highlighted during the discussion where The International Women Peace Group (IWPG) had a thorough discussion on their future plans for women's activities. For generalization of Peace and Unity in Malaysia, a Religious Leaders Table with various religious leaders in Malaysia and Korea assemble together to dicuss throughly about this matter. Overall, participants were satisfied as knowing they have contributed to the strengthening peace in the society.