- The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) emphasized the critical role of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in promoting peace and preventing conflict in Nigeria and other crisis-affected nations
- The PCN’s national commandant, Dr. Dickson Akoh, called on Nigerians to reflect on the country’s challenges and work collectively toward a more peaceful and harmonious society, aligning with the global theme for the International Day of Peace, “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals”
The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has stated that the Sustainable Development Goals are critical to preventing conflict and maintaining peace as the world commemorates the United Nations’ International Day of Peace in 2023.
Speaking at a media interaction and peace walk in Abuja yesterday to commemorate the 2023 United Nations International Day of Peace, the national commandant, Dr Dickson Akoh, said the SDGs are critical in bringing peace to Nigeria and other crisis-affected countries.
According to Akoh, Nigerians should use this year’s International Day of Peace to reflect deeply on the challenges the country faces as a whole and work together to create a more peaceful and harmonious society for future generations.
He stated that the global theme for this year’s International Peace Day is “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals,” and urged all Nigerians to always embrace peace and dialogue.
This year’s International Day of Peace focuses on “Actions for Peace” and how the Sustainable Development Goals are essential to preventing conflict and maintaining peace.
We should leverage on this year’s International Day of Peace to deeply reflect on the challenges we face as a people and collectively work towards a more peaceful and harmonious society for the future generation. It is for this reason that we consider the theme for this year to be apt and timely too.
In joining the global community to commemorate this day in our own little way, we have decided to observe media interaction, candlelight procession (peace walk), tree planting and painting of the Unity Fountain as part of our initiative to identify, advocate and promote the virtues of peace.
This day however, reminds us on the need for us to work towards safeguarding the human rights of people with a view of building peaceful and inclusive societies without recourse to ethnic or religious sentiments.
We are being confronted with a profound singular enemy, which is insecurity among the causes of insecurity in Nigeria today are mainly caused by bad governance, poor resource control, ethnoreligious fanatism, unemployment, human rights violation, inordinate ambition by egocentric politicians, etc. he said.