|14:00 - 15:00||Press Conference||Official Press Conference with International Media for World Alliance of Religions' Peace Summit|
|15:00 - 17:00||Conference||Preliminary Meeting of IPYG Youth Leaders ● Attendees: Representatives of 200 IPYG affiliate organizations|
|17:30 - 18:30||Pre-Event Meeting of Former and Current Heads of State||Preliminary Meeting of World Leaders for World Peace and the Cessation of War ● Attendees: -Former and Current Heads of State, PrimeMinisters, Premiers, First Ladies, Heads of Parliaments, Chief Justices, Executive Director of the ICD, Foreign National Broadcasting Stations|
|18:30 - 21:00||VIP Welcoming Banquet||● Schedule - Welcoming Reception - HWPL Chairman's Welcoming Address - IWPG Chairwoman's Welcoming Address - Congratulatory Address|
Press ConferenceProclaiming the beginning of WARP Summit with Press Conference
A press conference was held on September 16 at the Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, marking the start of the official schedule of the WARP Summit. Nearly 200 foreign reporters from over 100 broadcasting stations around the world, such as NBC in the U.S., Al Jazeera, Capa TV in France, and SABC in South Africa, attended the press conference. As the peace events at the Summit unfolded thereafter, the reporters seized each opportunity to create news coverage of these scenes for the entire world to see.
Preliminary Meeting of IPYG Youth LeadersYouths are seeking guidance from Chairman Lee to speak out to protect their lives from future armed conflicts
The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) held a conference for over 500 youth representatives from 134 countries. At the conference, the youth representatives adopted a resolution in support of the two goals of the WARP Summit: proposing an article on convention on the renunciation of international armed conflicts and the alliance of religions. The youths read the peace resolution in front of Chairman Lee, the host of the WARP Summit and the mentor for the youths around the world, expressing their respect for him who inspires them to pursue peace.
|13:30 - 15:00||Welcoming Reception||● Attendees: Religious leaders representing different faiths|
|15:00 - 19:00||Opening Ceremony||Opening Ceremony 1. Opening Video 2. Entrance Ceremony 3. Card-Section Performance 4. HWPL Chairman Video 5. HWPL Chairman's Opening Speech 6. IWPG Video 7. IWPG Chairwoman's Speech 8. IPYG Video 9. IPYG President's Speech 10. Congratulatory Messages from 10 Honored Guests 11. Opening Declaration of the WARP Summit 1) "Dance of Peace, Festival of Light" 2) "World is One"|
Opening Ceremony of the WARP SummitBeginning of an unprecedented peace festival that demonstrated the determination of participants who united for peace
The opening ceremony of the WARP Summit was held at the Main Stadium of Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul on September 17th 2015. The gate of peace was opened, and representatives from various part of society entered the stadium. First, 150 youth group leaders from 100 countries entered alongside the Director of IPYG, Mr. Steve Kim. Next, 100 women leaders from 50 countries and religious leaders representing 12 different denominations followed on with their march. Following them, former and current heads of state, first ladies, UN representatives, and chief justices entered the stadium. Finally, the Peace Advocate Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, and Ms. Nam Hee Kim, Chairwoman of IWPG, entered the stadium together. The opening ceremony was broadcasted live to the whole world through simultaneous interpretations provided in English, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish. Approximately 200,000 people participated in the opening ceremony to be a part of this unprecedented festival of peace.
Opening AddressUnderlining the significance of holding such peace festival to open up the opportunities for collaborative efforts for World Peace
Mr. Man Hee Lee deplored through his opening address by saying, “Throughout the history of mankind, young people lost their lives at the frontlines of wars without ever having the chance to live their lives in full.” He also urged, “Let people of religion open up to each other and work together to unite religions as one. Let us create a world of peace.” Ms. Nam Hee Kim said in her speech, “This WARP Summit is the best work the mankind can do for world peace.” The Director of IPYG, Mr. Steve Kim, also delivered a speech to gather everyone’s strength for peace.
|10:00 - 10:15||Welcoming Address||Welcome Address|
|10:15 - 11:30||Main Session 1||The World Alliance of Religions|
|11:30 - 13:00||Main Session 2||The Cessation of War and World Peace|
|13:00 - 13:30||Agreement Signing Ceremony||The Signing Ceremony of the World Alliance of Religions Agreement and Commemorative Photographing|
|13:30 - 14:30||Luncheon||Luncheon|
|15:00 - 17:00||Group Session 1||Group Session 1-1|
|16:30 - 18:30||Group Session 2||Group Session 2-1|
|18:30 - 19:00||Closing Ceremony||Closing Ceremony|
Main SessionWorld leaders, delivering inspiring speeches in search of peaceful resolution to end present conflicts and encourage other world leaders to join
On September 18th, leaders from various sectors of society came together once again at the Grand Ballroom of the 63 Building Convention Center to share their thoughts on topics such as “Conflicts and Peace” and “Cessation of War and World Peace”. Mr. Man Hee Lee and Ms. Nam Hee Kim gave speeches with numerous VIP guests in attendance including presidents and ambassadors from various countries around the world. Also in attendance were the former president of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former president of Romania, and other prominent leaders who shared speeches regarding the cessation of international armed conflicts and the establishment of world peace.
Signing of Agreement to Propose the Enactment of an International Law for the Cessation of War and World PeaceSeeking the practical solution to establish World Peace through signing the Agreement to Propose the Enactment of an International Law for the Cessation of War and World Peace
28 World leaders including former presidents, prime ministers, UN representatives, chief justices, and others participated in a grand ceremony of signing the peace agreement. “The Agreement to Propose the Enactment of an International Law for the Cessation of War and World Peace”, which was presented with the Unity of Religion Agreement, provided a practical method to achieve world peace by urging the world’s political leaders and government officials to actively participate in such movement.
|10:30 - 11:30||Proclamation Ceremony||Proclamation Ceremony of Alliance of Religions and World Peace Walk|
|11:30 - 13:00||Peace Walk||Alliance of Religions and World Peace Walk|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch||Lunch|
|14:30 - 16:00||Press Conference||Post-Event Press Conference|
World Peace WalkMarching together hand in hand for the path of promising future ahead and celebrating the great success of the four-day Summit
In the morning of September 19th, the World Peace Walk took place in front of the World Peace Gate in Olympic Park. Political, religious, and women leaders who participated in the Summit, along with 650 youth groups from 139 nations, walked together to proclaim the news of the successful peace agreement. Before the peace walk began, four youth group leaders from Jordan, Palestine, and other regions delivered their commemorative speeches. They spoke about the results of the four-day Summit and showed their support. When Mr. Lee declared the beginning of the peace walk, 50,000 participants marched together hand in hand through the city of Seoul to congratulate the success of the WARP Summit.
Media Façade of Peace and PromiseReaffirming the solidarity for peace movement through media façade
The last night of the WARP Summit promised stronger solidarity for the peace movement as the media façade magnificently decorated the outer walls of the Palace of Peace. Inspired by the laser show, the global leaders who attended were determined to work together with Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light.