July 28, 2020 – The Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL) hosted a virtual forum in celebration of the 1st anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the International Day of Conscience on July 25, 2020.
The president of FOWPAL, nine distinguished panelists and invited global citizens shared their thoughts about promoting the culture of peace with conscience. Among them was New York City Croat Srecko Mavrek, an official KDP International Honor Society in Education representative to the UN Department of Global Communications, who shared his uplifting message in recognition of the day. His well noted quote was posted by the International Day of Conscience on Twitter and Facebook.
Words of conscience from Srecko Mavrek, a Croatian international educational expert in New York City and an official KDP Representative to the UN Department of Global Communications.#InternationalConscienceDay #ChangetheWorldwithConscience pic.twitter.com/XQK7PJcpoA
— International Day of Conscience (@icday2020) July 25, 2020
Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of FOWPAL, stressed that “Conscience inspires acts of kindness, makes us grateful for what we have and willing to give back to society, and makes us realize that it is better to give than take. Our time in this world is limited, but the value we can add to our lives is limitless. In this critical time, let us continue to work together. With conscience as the antidote to our hearts and love as the wellspring of life, we can unleash our potential to promote a culture of peace, create a new era of conscience for all humanity, and build an achievable and sustainable future for the Earth and future generations.”
“I pray today and every day that the voice of conscience guides me to awaken me and that I’d be a benefit to others,” said Mr. Jonathan Granoff, President of Global Security Institute, adding, “Only if my heart is clear and good can I really be a benefit to others.” He also said that “This initiative that you’ve started of the International Day of Conscience is not an abstract lesson in a university. It’s a reality of the nations of the world brought to life through our individual efforts.”
In July 2019, during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, the United Nations adopted a draft resolution submitted by the Kingdom of Bahrain and declared April 5 as the International Day of Conscience. The Assembly invited “all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as the private sector and civil society, to build the culture of peace with love and conscience in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs or their local, national and regional communities, including through quality education and public awareness-raising activities, thereby fostering sustainable development.”