University Organisation of Human Development and Handhala For Humanity are working closely with the IPYG to promote peace in Tunisia. The two organizations attended the Proclamation Ceremony of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), which was held on 14 March 2016, and the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, which was hosted by HWPL in September of that same year. Inspired by HWPL Chairman Lee who is actively working to achieve peace, they planned the “Hand-in-Hand” event in hopes of encouraging peace in Tunisia.
On 17 December 2016, Scout Tunise and about 300 citizens of Tunis gathered on Avenue Habib Bourguiba, which is the central thoroughfare of Tunis, Tunisia. The purpose of the gathering was to promote the importance of the DPCW by spreading a culture of peace, embodied in Article 10 of the Declaration, and to participate in a signing campaign in support of the DPCW. The participants also had a special time to create the national flag of Tunisia with their handprints, which united them and encouraged them to participate more actively in future peace activities.
Mr. Oussama Jeljeli, the head of University Organisation of Human Development, said it was a meaningful event in which the citizens of Tunis could think about peace and the DPCW while participating in the signing campaign and making the handprint flag.
He also stated that the DPCW is essential to world peace, and that peace initiatives should be launched based on in-depth discussions of the ten articles of the Declaration.
Handhala For Humanity emphasized that it is important to hold various events that will allow the citizens of Tunisia to think about true peace, and promised to continue working with HWPL, the IPYG, and the IWPG on peace initiatives.