Peace is central to PPSEAWA’s missions and the UN’s SDG 17 is peace, justice and strong institutions. Therefore, PPSEAWA has two peace gardens in Australia and Malaysia. The new and third one was established on June 26th of 2019 through the 27th PPSEAWA International Conference Peace Activity—“PEACE TREES PLANTING CEREMONY”.
Regina Chen, president of PPSEAWA Taiwan, during the ceremony, said: “Planting trees is a powerful way to bring people together, support cultural diversity and tolerance, and strengthen a sense of global responsibility. PPSEAWA Taiwan is working toward our own Peace Garden. We hope to grow together with our trees, for a more sustainable and peaceful future.”
In addition, she expressed thanks to Executive Yuan Agricultural Committee Forestry Laboratory’s and Taipei City Government’s assistance to carry out this unique peace activity. A total of eight Taiwan native Red Nanmu trees were planted at the Youth Park in Taipei.
More than 60 guests including PPSEAWA NMO presidents, council members and honorable VIPs from government and local associations participated the ceremony. Many NMO presidents said they will come to Taipei again in the future to see the eight Red Nanmu growing.