Posted by News Express | 10 August 2018 | 1,808 times
African leaders will be gathering in South Africa at the Cape Town City Hall on August 13-14, 2018 for a peace meeting hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL), United Nations Association of South Africa ( UNASA ), Junior Chamber International (JCI), Africa Unite, International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), African Union Youth Commission (AYC), University of Cape Town Student Representative Council (UCT SRC), Cape Argus, International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and Bonteheuwel Walking Ladies.
The summit is designed to bring together Nigeria and African leaders to support the “Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War,” (DPCW), peace law initiative. Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War was drafted with the intent of representing marginalised voices of all those yearnings for peace at the same time calling the united efforts of States to practice the principles of the Declaration, ultimately ceasing all wars and war-like activities.
The HWPL’s declaration is driven by civil society, including women and youth communities. It is an innovative and unique framework which provides a much-needed accountability measure. In addition, it reaffirms, strengthens, and elaborates the existing international provisions for renouncing war and other international armed conflicts. Analysts believe that one does not need to look far to see the pressing and dire need for such an incentive and strong request.
According to His Excellency, Mr. Samson Itegboje, Permanent Ambassador of Nigeria to the United Nations, “Nigeria upholds those core values that ‘Peace and Cessation of War’ (peace law), seeks to engender as they are in consonance with our own constitution,” adding: “What remains paramount here is for us to find ways and means of converting the tenets of the document, draft resolution of ‘Peace and Cessation of War’ into an actionable document of the UN.”
HWPL is very engaged in Nigeria, working with the Permanent Ambassador.
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