월요일, 2월 02, 2015

"Sunhak Peace Prize is the hope of all humanity" Timor-Leste, $100,000 donation


The Timor-Leste government donated $100,000 to the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee. Timor-Leste won its independence from Indonesia in 2002 and is called ‘the youngest country in Asia’. The Sunhak Peace Prize was established by Mrs. Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon to honor the achievements of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, which will annually award an individual who contributed to world peace, beginning in 2015.
The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee revealed on January 13 (Tuesday) that the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao (69 years old) addressed the agenda regarding the contribution of $100,000 as foundation fund to the Sunhak Peace Prize at a recent Council of Ministers meeting, with the resolution receiving unanimous approval. Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, while attending the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee Inauguration Ceremony held at the Seoul Press Center in South Korea last year August, had made the promise to the Committee.
According to the Committee, Timor-Leste stated through the respective resolution that “Timor-Le
ste greets the initiative for the establishment of the Sunhak Peace Award, whose principles include a vision beyond the issues of religion, race, nationality and culture, and promotes the construction of peace communities and nations, and wishes to contribute” and that it “will donate $100,000 to the Sunhak Peace Prize foundation fund”. Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, through the Congratulatory Address at the Committee Inauguration Ceremony expressed, “In essence, the message that this Sunhak Peace Prize should carry is this : by living unselfish and altruistic lives we can build families and communities of peace. By transcending religion, race, nationality and culture we can build nations and a world of peace. With this message, the Sunhak Peace Prize will serve as a beacon of hope, guiding us all towards a culture of peace.”
Timor-Leste is a small island nation with a population of 1.18 million people situated east of Indonesia, which overcame a tumultuous 25-year history of Indonesia's colonial rule and civil war, and became newly independent in 2002. The history of Timor-Leste bares much resemblance to the modern history of Korea in that it was erected with a long yearn for peace, often with the hope for independence. Given the fact that the per capita GDP of Timor-Leste is $3,664 (by 2014 standards), a $100,000 donation is much more meaningful than its objective economic value.
Dr. Il-Sik Hong, Chairman of the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee, and former President of Korea University stated, “Timor-Leste won over the pain of colonization with peace, as the first independent nation of the twenty-first century", the Sunhak Peace Prize is a future-oriented peace prize that was enacted to encourage sustainable peace in the twenty-first century” and that “the fact that the Timor-Leste government would show empathy for the Sunhak Peace Prize which strives for a trans-national world peace, in itself was a great event for peace that should be conveyed throughout the world.” He added, “going forward, the Sunhak Peace Prize will strive to gain the empathy and appeal of not only Timor-Leste but the entire world, and work for the implementation of peace for the future generations.”
A Committee affiliate revealed, “the prize will be awarded to an individual or organization that contributed to the realization of a peaceful world maintaining the wishes of the late Rev. Moon, who coined the phrase 'One Family Under God'." A $1 million prize money will be awarded, similar to the 8 million krone prize money awarded by the Nobel Peace Prize. The first award ceremony will be held on August 28, 2015 (Friday) at the Seoul Grand Intercontinental Hotel in South Korea.

일요일, 2월 01, 2015

Timor-Leste government, donates $100,000 to the Sunhak Peace Prize



(S.Korea=Yeonhap News) = The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee announced on Jan. 13, that the Timor-Leste government had donated $100,000 as a foundation-fund to the Sunhak Peace Prize, which will present its first award this year.
 
H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, while attending the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee Inauguration Ceremony held in South Korea last year August, made the promise to the Committee, and the resolution was later unanimously approved by the Timor-Leste government at the Council of Ministers meeting held extraordinarily at the Government Palace in Timor-Leste this past December 19, 2014, which would contribute $100,000 to the Sunhak Peace Prize foundation fund.
 
The Committee pointed out that given the per capita GDP of Timor-Leste of $3,664 (by 2014 standards), a $100,000 donation is much more meaningful than its objective economic value.
 
The Sunhak Peace Prize is an international peace prize initiated by Mrs. Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, maintaining the wishes of her husband, the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who devoted his life for the realization of a borderless, inter-racial, inter-religious, inter-national world peace, which will award $1 million in prize money to individuals and organizations that have contributed to the peace of the future generations and human welfare. The first award ceremony will be held on August 28, 2015 (Friday) at the Seoul Grand Intercontinental Hotel in South Korea.

[Source - http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin/2015/01/13/0200000000AKR20150113155500005.HTML?input=1179m]

[NEWSis] Timor-Leste, $100,000 donation to Rev. Sun Myung Moon·Hak Ja Han Moon ‘Sunhak Peace Prize’


【S.Korea=NEWSis】 = The Timor-Leste government transferred $100,000 as donation to the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee in South Korea this past January 12. The cause being the foundation fund for the ‘Sunhak Peace Prize, the peace prize for the future generations’.
 
H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, followed through with the promise he made to the Committee, while attending the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee Inauguration Ceremony held at the Seoul Press Center in South Korea last year August. The Timor-Leste government later addressed the agenda regarding the Sunhak Peace Prize foundation fund ($100,000) contribution in the Council of Ministers meeting held extraordinarily at the Government Palace this past December 19, 2014, and the resolution was approved unanimously.
 
"Timor-Leste greets the initiative for the establishment of the Sunhak Peace Award, whose principles include a vision beyond the issues of religion, race, nationality and culture, and promote the construction of peace communities and nations, so well-defended and promoted by Timor-Leste. Therefore, the Council of Ministers has decided to approve a contribution towards the establishment of the Sunhak Peace Award, in the amount of one-hundred thousand American dollars."
 
 


【Seoul=NewsIs】reporter Yeong-Tae Park = On the 11th before noon, Sun Hak Peace Prize Committee Chairman, Dr. Il-Sik Hong (front line, 3rd from the left), and other dignitaries gather for a group photo at the Sun Hak Peace Prize Committee Inauguration Ceremony held at the Seoul Joong-gu Taepyeong-ro Korea Press Center's 19th floor meeting room. Last line, clockwise from the left Mr. Sung-Choon Choo - Director of Life Politics Academy, Dr. Sun-Jo Hwang - President of Sun Moon University, Dr. Dae-O Son - Chairman of the Korean Association of Peace Studies, Dr. Chang-Shik Yang International Chairman of UPF, Dr. Thomas Walsh - International President of UPF, Dr. Man-Ho Kim - Secretary General of FFWPU Int'l HQ, Hon. Ohno Yoshinori - Former Japan Minister of State for Defense, Dr. Tae-Ik Chung - President of the Korean Council on Foreign Relations, H.E. Kay Rala  Xanana Gusmao - Prime MInister of Timor-Leste, Dr. Cheol-Sung Lee - Chairman of the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation, Dr. Il-Sik Hong - Former
President of Korea University, Mr. Larry Beasley - President of the Washington Times, Venerable Seong-Ta - Chief Monk of Bulguksa Temple Jogye Order. 2014.08.11.
since1999@newsis.com 2014-08-11
 
Prime Minister H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, last year at the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee Inauguration Ceremony, expressed empathy through his Congratulatory Address  stating, “In essence, the message that this Sunhak Peace Prize should carry is this : by living unselfish and altruistic lives we can build families and communities of peace. By transcending religion, race, nationality and culture we can build nations and a world of peace. With this message, the Sunhak Peace Prize will serve as a beacon of hope, guiding us all towards a culture of peace.” and promised that “the Timor-Leste government will contribute in the foundation fund.”
 
In regards to the donation sent from the Timor-Leste government, the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee Chairman Dr. Il-Sik Hong (79 years old) stated,  “Timor-Leste stands out as an example nation that was able to maintain the most pristine natural resources in Southeast Asia and pureness of its soul, even with the long pain of colonization, and win over the wounds of a painful history with peace, as “the first independent nation of the twenty-first century”. The fact that the Timor-Leste government would show empathy for the Sunhak Peace Prize which strives for a trans-national world of peace, in itself was a great event for peace that should be conveyed throughout the world. Going forward, the Sunhak Peace Prize will strive to gain the empathy and appeal of not only Timor-Leste but the entire world, and work for the implementation of peace for the future generations.”
 
Timor-Leste is a small island nation with a population of 1.18 million people situated east of Indonesia, which overcame a tumultuous 25-year history of Indonesia's colonial rule and civil war, and became newly independent in 2002. The history of Timor-Leste bares much resemblance to the modern history of Korea in that it was erected with a long yearn for peace, often with the hope for independence. Given the fact that the per capita GDP of Timor-Leste is $3,664 (by 2014 standards), a $100,000 donation is much more meaningful than its objective economic value.
 
【Seoul=NewsIs】 reporter Yeong-Tae Park = On the 11th before noon, dignitaries applaud after the Commemorative Address given by Sun Hak Peace Prize Committee Chairman, Dr. Il-Sik Hong at the Sun Hak Peace Prize Committee Inauguration Ceremony, held at the Seoul Joong-gu Taepyeong-ro Korea Press Center 19th floor meeting room. 2014.08.11. since1999@newsis.com 2014-08-11
 
The Sunhak Peace Prize is an international peace prize initiated by Mrs. Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon (72 years old), maintaining the wishes of her husband, the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon (1920~2012) of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, who devoted his life for the realization of a borderless, inter-racial, inter-religious, inter-national world of peace. The character for "Sun" in "Sun Myung Moon", and "Hak" from "Hak Ja Han" were taken to create its name. A prize money of $1 million will be awarded to an individual or organization that has contributed to the peace of the world's future generations and human welfare.
 
The first award ceremony will be held on August 28, 2015.