As the third-largest city in the nation, Chicago is known for receiving international attention for its violence and corruption. In an effort to decrease violence and promote social progress, The Sound of Peace in Chicago conference was held at the Willis Tower Sky Deck
(99th Floor), Chicago—to urge the need to build peace. The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), a document drafted by the HWPL International Law Peace Committee, has all the highlights and necessary components to champion the process of peace for Chicago and the world. DPCW has received support from 700,000 government officials, current and former presidents, and civic societies.
In many ways, this document speaks to the heart of the people of Chicago and embodies hope for humanity. The Sound of Peace in Chicago conference presented an in-depth look at HWPL’s collaborative blueprint for world peace. Influential leaders were asked to work towards adding the United States to the growing list of countries in support of the DPCW. HWPL believes the people of Chicago have a duty and responsibility to develop and sustain a peaceful city that can be a global beacon of light.