One of the main participants, Emmanuel Lobijo Justine, Founder of Junub Open Space said that “Arts heal internally, allowed us to imagine deeply. Working collaboratively in order to make one piece, makes us understand each other much better. The thing that I looked forward to this event was discover the hidden talents of the Students and support them. “
This peace event reminds people of harmony and coexistence in our global community, which are the core values that we as global citizens acquire through our life time. With the theme of ‘Arts to heal the scars of war and violence’, we seek peace building through developing peace as a culture, as designated in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).”
IPYG advocates the international network of and role of youth in peace building while recognizing civic participation and contribution to global peace. Designating respect on international law, religious and ethnic freedom, and developing a culture of peace by citizen participation, the DPCW addresses international cooperation for peacebuilding. Drafted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a UN ECOSOC-affiliated NGO, the DPCW is currently gaining support from civil society organizations and intergovernmental organizations.