Cambodian government seeks peace-building with a NGO

Monday 18 February 2019, 5:04PM

By Grace Kelly


Cambodian government seeks peace-building through cooperation
with an international NGO

Chairman Lee from a peace NGO HWPL visits Cambodia to advocate peace with the Great
Supreme Patriarch of Kingdom of Cambodia, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Justice, and
public media.

<The 2019 Grand Opening Ceremony of HWPL Department of Peace Education in
the Kingdom of Cambodia>, hosted by the Ministry of Education of Cambodia, will be
held at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on February 21 st. In this event, attendees,
expected to be over 1,000, including the Minister of Education of Cambodia, officials in
government and education field, and the students will take part.

The Ministry of Education of Cambodia has built cooperation with an international
peace NGO, HWPL, since it signed an MOA last year to introduce nation-wide peace
education and develop related policies and programs. H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, the
Minister of Education says, “From this launching ceremony, we step forward to the
implementation level to integrate ideas of peace education into the curriculums in
Cambodian schools.

Along with the national efforts, the Ministry of Justice and Cultural Human Resources
Council (CHRC) of Cambodia also join in cooperation to forge the substantive peaceful
society. A peace forum, &lt;The Place of Cooperative Governance Building between
Government and Civic Groups for the UN Adoption of the DPCW&gt;, will be held. The
Ministry of Justice, government officials and civic groups will seek for ways to develop
principles of peace into a binding international order based on the DPCW.

The DPCW, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, addresses principles of
conflict resolution and international cooperation for peacebuilding such as prohibition of
use of force, peaceful dispute settlement, and spreading a culture of peace, within 10
articles and 38 clauses.

Sang-dae Lee, the Chief Branch Manager in Jeonbuk branch states, “This series of
peace events strengthens cooperative partnership between the government of
Cambodia and HWPL, international network for development through education, and
overall facilitation of Cambodia-Korean friendship. On 21st and 22nd, February,
Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL as a peace activist will appeal to Cambodia by
highlighting that all people become messengers of peace to achieve a world of peace.”

HWPL and the Great Supreme Patriarch of Kingdom of Cambodia have had
international exchanges including Religious Youth Peace Camp in Cambodia, 2017.
Since 2016, His Holiness Tep Vong, the Great Supreme Patriarch of Kingdom of
Cambodia, visited the HWPL Peace Summit in South Korea to deliver messages of
peace to the globe.