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Promoting Peace in Timor-Leste, HWPL Launches Public Peace Art Program

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Representatives of HWPL and organizations involved in HWPL activities in Timor-Leste take a group photo after the launch of the Public Peace Art program in Timor-Leste. Foto: Lucitania Barreto / VIP TV
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DILI, – In promoting peace in Timor-Leste, the international peace organization from South Korea, Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Lighting of Restoration (HWPL) launched the Public Peace Art program in Timor-Leste, Saturday (25 /11/2023), at the Xanana Sport Center, Dili.

The launch ceremony for this program was marked by the handing over of a nameplate reading Dili City of Peace Dili, a Land of Peace, Timor-Leste with the logo of HWPL and the Government of Timor-Leste which was handed over directly by the General Director of HWPL for International Law, Chloe Lee to Iliwatu from Arte Moris, representative from the group of art.

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Representatives of HWPL, Jenifer Choi and Chloe Lee take a group photo after the launch of the Public Peace Art program with member of HWPL in Timor-Leste. Foto: Lucitania Barreto / VIP TV

This event was also attended by representatives of the government, universities students, media, as well as painters who involved in HWPL activities in Timor-Leste.

Representing the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Culture, Jose Honorio Jeronimo, Rui Hanjam as advisor said in the Minister’s message that the government strongly supports the HWPL initiative in the Public Peace Art program which involves students and painters in promoting peace in the form of art.

“I congratulate the launch of the Public Peace Arts program by the HWPL initiative which is very committed to promoting world peace,” said the Minister in his message.

According to the Minister, this program is very positive because it directly involves youth in promoting peace through activities carried out by HWPL.

Meanwhile, the General Director of HWPL for the International Peace Youth Group, Jenifer Choi, also said that in 2024, HWPL will also collaborate with the Timor-Leste government to hold a Global Peace Forum by inviting 3000 participants as an initiative to make Dili a city of peace.

“Next year we (HWPL and the Timor-Leste Government) will hold a Global Peace Forum with the theme the Crucial Role of Peace Leaders for Development of Conflict-Affected Countries,” said Jenifer.

In its realization, HWPL will collaborate directly with the international organization g7+ which was formed by Timor-Leste, which has 22 member countries.

Iliwatu representative of Arte Moris, said that his party was very happy to be involved in HWPL activities in promoting peace in Timor-Leste.

“We are ready to be involved in more activities in the future,” he said.

During its visit to Timor-Leste, HWPL also signed a collaboration with the Press Council of Timor-Leste, VIP TV (online media) and the Timor-Leste Religious Tourism Association in promoting peace in the activities of these organizations.

HWPL is an international peace organization. It is an  NGO registered under the Seoul Metropolitan Government according to the regulation on non-profit organizations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, and it is associated with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC). HWPL transcends differences in cultures, beliefs, and religions, working with leaders and the youth to pursue inclusive and sustainable solutions for peace. It conveys its effort to promote a culture of peace, reflecting a heavenly culture that indiscriminately spreads the value of love and respect in abundance. It is as heaven unyieldingly provides light, rain, and air to all so that all may live. Through such a peaceful system of coexistence, HWPL aims to build a new generation of peace and repay the bloodshed of generations before us by countless wars.


Writer: BARRETO, LucitaniaEditor: DOS SANTOS, Agida
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