Thousands of letters written by youth from across Southern Africa urging the president to attend the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Summit in Seoul, South Korea where DPCW will be discussed as solution to achieving peace are expected to be delivered at various Presidents’ offices this week.
The letters are a follow up to the African Leaders of Peace Summit which took place in the beginning of August in Johannesburg, South Africa. The summit was held to encourage leaders representing their nations to support the promotion of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) as a legal framework to end conflict. Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), together with the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and other partners urged leaders to adopt the Declaration and become supporting states to submit and urgently advance the Declaration to the United Nations.
At the Summit, Seychelles President His Excellency Danny Faure as well as His Majesty King Mswati III from The Kingdom of Eswatini signed a statement of solidarity for the Promotion of the DPCW. A letter also handed over from the Cape Town City Mayor Patricia De Lille supporting the DPCW.
From 17th – 19th September 2018, leaders from all over the world will be gathering in Seoul, South Korea for the 4th Annual Commemoration of the 18th September WARP Summit. This unprecedented event is creating the platform to establish collaborative governance for sustainable development and peace building around the globe.
Former and incumbent heads of state, ministers and government officials, international law experts, religious leaders, the media, as well as representatives from civil society, academia, women and youth organizations will participate in the WARP Summit. They will discuss how to achieve a more peaceful globe transcending differences in nationality, ethnicity, religion, and culture.
As the SADC region is known to be the most peaceful region in Africa, the youth of the region have hand written letters to urge their Presidents to participate in the WARP Summit and show their dedication to preserving a peaceful nation and helping develop a culture of peace around the globe.