Viet Nam News
HA NOI – Enhancing education on global ethics for women and young people is an essential task to ensure world peace, especially as the world faces increased uncertainty, a conference heard on Saturday.
At the conference on the role of global ethics in world peace, Nguyễn Xuân Thắng, chairman of the Viet Nam Federation of UNESCO Associations said that the world faced a number of complicated changes, such as financial instability, climate change, terrorism, and territorial sovereignty disputes.
One of the reasons behind the situation, he said, was irresponsible and immoral attitudes and behaviour amongst people, he said, adding that it was necessary to have global ethical standards among countries to help ensure world peace and sustainable development.
Thắng said this would be a chance for international experts, scholars and social activists to exchange issues on global ethics, focussing on the roles of young people and women in world peace.
Kim Nam Hee, President of the International World Peace Group said that she, together with 3.6 billion women around the world have tried their best to work together to end the tragedies of war and leave peace for future generations through international law.
According to the president, the current international legal system does not prevent war, but provides minimum guidelines for reducing war damage. Thus, the group has worked with international law experts to draft the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, consisting of ten articles and 38 clauses. Currently, women and young people around the world have been advocating that the declaration should be adopted by the United Nations.
She expressed her hope to gain more support on implementing the declaration nationwide so that armed conflicts would no longer be permitted.
The group was leading the project named Mother Project, providing motherly love and care to orphans around the world. It was also bringing peace education to schools from elementary to university level around the world.
She urged all delegations to join the effort to expand peace education.
Global ethics were first mentioned at the eighth world Congress of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations in August, 2011. The Global Ethics Day was announced to enhance the dissemination of information about moral standards and improving awareness of global ethics in the fields of education, science, culture and environment.
On December 18, Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh received the delegation of Viet Nam Federation of UNESCO Associations.
Thịnh said the federation contributed to enhancing culture and knowledge for people while introducing the country, people, and its traditions to the world, contributing to the construction and protection of the country. She also highly appreciated the role of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations in the goals of world peace, friendship boosting among nations, world peace protection and co-operation among countries in the fields of culture, education, science and information, and communication.
She welcomed the significant initiatives of the world federation in developing new arguments relating to new relationships and behaviors, which were considered global ethics in world peace protection. – VNS