Federation of World Peace and Love

22nd International Conference of Chief Justices of the World
Dr. Hong Speech : Promoting a Sustainable World with Global Governance Love, Conscience, and Tolerance Are the Cornerstones of Global Governance


Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze
President of Federation of World Peace and Love
Vice-President of Association of World Citizens
Zhang-men-ren of Tai Ji Men
Nov. 20, 2021


It is with great pleasure that I participate in the virtual 22nd International Conference of Chief Justices of the World. FOWPAL is committed to working with you to develop a peaceful world and a sustainable future out of love and compassion for future generations.

Dr. Gandhi has dedicated his life to children's right to life and international peace education, and his selflessness has brought us all together. Through the exchange of experiences with heads of state and justices from around the world and mutual learning, we can cultivate young people’s character with love and conscience, enhance their respect for human rights and the rule of law, as we help them develop a global perspective, which is essential for building a strong and powerful global governance framework to solve global problems and promote the world’s sustainable development.

Global governance is multi-level, multi-dimensional governance that enhances national governance rather than replacing it. Global governance establishes systematic and continuous interactions and connections among global, regional, and national organizations, as well as between the public and private sectors to solve crises and facilitate development in the face of a changing environment that generates potential threats to our continued existence, major global challenges and other common international issues. Global social mutual-aid movements, which require the participation of global civil society, strengthens cooperation to avoid disasters, pursues common good, and reconciles conflicting interests. "Governance" is not a set of rules or activities, but rather a process based on mutual respect and coordination rather than dominance. Continuous collaboration between the public and private sectors is required in public and private sector activities. The keys to successful global governance are respect, tolerance, trust, and solidarity.

The world is becoming increasingly extreme as we approach 2022. Extreme heat and cold are growing more common as a result of climate change. The economy is becoming more polarized, with the wealth gap widening between the richest and the poorest. The disparity between the most powerful and the weakest countries is enormous. The world is undergoing unprecedented changes. We should take the middle way because yin and yang are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Individuals and nations alike should return to their roots and utilize conscience, taking practical actions to create new opportunities within the current framework. Countries around the world should activate new thinking, establish a respectful and inclusive global governance system, promote a just and reasonable new international political and economic order, develop an effective multilateral mechanism, and promote regional cooperation, so as to move forward towards a sustainable, peaceful, and stable world.

Since the inception of the United Nations in 1945, protecting human rights and promoting global justice and security have been the key objectives and guiding principles of the United Nations. The Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations represents humanity’s determination. For ourselves and future generations, we as global citizens are resolved to avoid repeating the tragic scourge of war experienced by mankind in the twentieth century. We must abide by our conscience, protect basic human rights, and uphold human dignity and values. Conscience-driven approaches, philosophies, and education are the keys to bridging differences and promoting unity. Motivated by love, we will protect our conscience, regardless of gender, race, social status, nationality, or religion, while practicing mutual respect and tolerance as well as building trust. In the face of racial differences and cultural diversity, we shall find ways to promote dialogue, tolerance, and understanding, as well as appreciate and learn from one another so as to truly realize justice, equality, and freedom. Let us work together within the framework of global governance to build a world of peace, solidarity, and harmony to which all people aspire and in which all human beings and all living things can flourish together and develop sustainably.

Young people are the key to changing the world of tomorrow. They have innovative thinking and out-of-the-box perspectives, empowering them to become the driving force behind global peace, justice, and sustainable development. The responsibilities and missions of the younger generation are greater and more difficult than ever before, and therefore conscience education is even more important for the younger generation as a key to building positive values in their lives. Conscience education shapes the younger generation’s thinking, which means it shapes the future world. We have heads of state, leaders, and justices from around the world attending this event online, contributing their experiences and wisdom from different domains, such as social, economic, legal, philosophical, cultural, and educational fields. As leaders of conscience, you will broaden the horizons and stimulate the minds of the younger generation. Our actions now, as well as the transmission of life experiences, will trigger the opportunity to change the world. We shall help young people realize their visions, maintain an optimistic attitude, take the right path, and make positive contributions. Only through a conscience-based educational philosophy can we find solutions to the world's current problems and safeguard the sustainable development of the planet and humanity. The core value of education is to inspire people’s innate kindness and self-awakening, to learn to understand and care for one another with love as the driving force, and to recognize that we are all in the same boat, and to be willing to achieve peace and sustainability for the Earth and humanity based on altruism, so that the world can change for the better.

In July 2019, the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating April 5 as the International Day of Conscience. UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent two letters to me, praising our efforts for this important day. The UN General Assembly also encouraged all member states, international, regional, and civil society organizations to foster a culture of conscience, love, and peace through quality education and public awareness-raising activities. The International Day of Conscience is not only a United Nations-designated international day, but also a day of conscience for every world citizen. People are encouraged to start with themselves, meditate, reflect on themselves, follow the guidance of their conscience, and inspire good actions to achieve peace and common prosperity for all.

Love, conscience, and tolerance are the cornerstones of global governance and the driving force behind the creation of a peaceful world, and global conscience-based governance is a shared responsibility among nations. A sustainable world requires the awakening of conscience and the actions of world citizens. You are all important leaders in various fields, so let us join hands on the path of conscience, leading and helping the next generation. Let us apply our conscience and do good deeds every day while promoting global governance, uniting, and cooperating to foster a sustainable world with true love.

May you all be blessed with peace, security, and happiness.



*Presented at the Online Conference of 22nd International Conference
of Chief Justices of the World in support of
City Montessori School, Lucknow, India