Int'l Day of Peace: GPPAC Nigeria Members Pledges Peace

Member organizations of GPPAC Nigeria

GPPAC Nigeria Celebrates the 2023 International Day of Peace with a Call to Action: "Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals"

GPPAC Nigeria, a prominent advocate for peace and conflict prevention, joyously joins the global community in celebrating the 2023 International Day of Peace under the theme "Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals." This year's theme underscores the imperative for collective responsibility and action in fostering peace, a message that resonates deeply within the diverse and dynamic landscape of Nigeria.

The International Day of Peace, observed annually on September 21st, provides a moment of reflection and a call to action for individuals and nations worldwide to commit to building a more peaceful and just world. It reminds us that peace is not merely a state of being but a continuous effort that demands the active participation of each citizen.

Nigeria, with its rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and traditions, stands as a beacon of hope for peace not only within its borders but also across the African continent. The country has a long history of community-driven peace initiatives, and today, GPPAC Nigeria proudly continues this tradition of resilience and reconciliation.

*The Nigerian Perspective: Challenges and Responsibilities*

Nigeria, like many nations, faces its share of challenges, including security threats, communal conflicts, and socio-economic disparities. However, the people of Nigeria have always demonstrated unwavering determination to seek peaceful solutions to these challenges. GPPAC Nigeria recognizes that peace is not merely the absence of conflict but a foundation upon which sustainable development can thrive. The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (#GlobalGoals) is intrinsically tied to peace.

*The Power of Local Peace Initiatives*

At the heart of GPPAC Nigeria's peace efforts are local initiatives. Communities often bear the brunt of conflicts, and they are also best positioned to find sustainable solutions. Grassroots peacebuilders have shown time and again that when communities come together, they can resolve conflicts, promote reconciliation, and pave the way for lasting peace. GPPAC Nigeria is committed to amplifying these voices and supporting local peace initiatives.

*Youth and Women: Pillars of Peace*

Youth and women are instrumental in peacebuilding. Their energy, resilience, and commitment are driving forces behind peace efforts in Nigeria. The youth of Nigeria, with their innovative approaches and determination, are catalysts for change. Women, often disproportionately affected by conflict, are also instrumental in building bridges, fostering dialogue, and promoting reconciliation. GPPAC Nigeria acknowledges their invaluable contributions and stands in solidarity with their efforts.

*Collaboration and Partnerships*

Peacebuilding is a collective endeavor, requiring the collaboration of government, civil society, grassroots organizations, and international partners. GPPAC Nigeria is committed to working closely with all stakeholders to create a peaceful and prosperous nation. Partnerships and collaboration enhance the impact of peace initiatives and ensure that no one is left behind in the journey toward peace.

*A Pledge for Peace*

On this International Day of Peace, GPPAC Nigeria calls upon all Nigerians to embrace the spirit of unity, reconciliation, and collective responsibility for peace. Together, we can build a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria where every citizen can thrive. Our ambition for peace is not merely a dream but a commitment to action.

*About GPPAC Nigeria:*

GPPAC Nigeria is a network of 22 member organizations and 2 researchers who are prominent member of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC West Africa). The organization is dedicated to promoting peace, preventing conflicts, and fostering sustainable development in Nigeria. Through partnerships, advocacy, and grassroots initiatives, GPPAC Nigeria strives to build a more peaceful and inclusive society for all Nigerians.

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