Kenya And United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Launched A Peace Campaign Ahead Of The General Elections That Begin On 9th Of August.


Kenya And United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Launched A Peace Campaign Ahead Of The General Elections That Begin On 9th Of August.

SUMMARY: To build the future of the world with a culture of peace must be introduced.

"African countries desire for peace after independence"

INTRODUCTIONS: The East African countries includes, Kenya and Uganda, have experienced the pain of Britishcolonialism where by the joy for their independence was short and there were many victims in many areas due to constant conflicts. Well as this happened, Years later, the situation continues and despite such circumstances the voices wishing for peace in Africa are coming from all over the world as well as from Africa.

The republic of Kenya, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched a peace campaign on 18th of June 2022 ahead of the general elections that will begin on 9th of August 2022. 

According to the Mandisa Mashologu the acting residence Representative of the UNDP Kenya, Mr. Mandisa Mashologu, this campaign is aimed at promoting the responsibility of all stakeholders for peaceful elections within entire Kenya. 

"We seek to increase inclusiveness and youth participation in the election process so that not one would be alienated". Said Mandisa.

He 'Mandisa' adds that, it's a kind of festival that will raise awareness of Africa's ongoing armed conflict took place in Uganda and  Africa peace zones holds the key to building a nonviolent continent,.

"Organizing a weekend peace conference in Uganda to support the African Union's mission with Africa's strongest characteristics such as tolerance, kindness, resilience, and resolution, are the basis of negotiation, mediation and reconciliation". Said Mandisa. 

Peace Process For Building Sustainable Peace

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 17 goals for global members to achieve by 2030, of which SDG16 has a key goal of peace, justice, and inclusion. Now, the global community is striving to promote a peaceful and inclusive society for sustainable development, provide judicial access for all and establish an effective and inclusive system at all levels, we introduce the peace process achieved by a non-governmental organization in Mindanao, the Philippines.

"When Peace Comes to Mindanao, World Peace Comes."

This is what people around the world said when they saw the land of death, where more than 120,000 people died in the bloody conflict over 40 years. Mindanao had the largest armed conflict in Southeast Asia, where Malaysian, Japanese, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and British governments supported the peace process to mediate the conflict between the government and the MILF but all of them did not end the conflict and many thought peace was impossible. 

However, in January 2014, the HWPL, an NGO registered with the UN Economic and Social Council, visited Mindanao for reconciliation and cooperation at the civil society level for long-term peace.

In the same year of 2014, the HWPL signed a peace agreement between Mindanao's local leaders and non-governmental organizations, calling for an end to the conflict and cooperation for peace. Even after the civilian peace agreement, efforts for sustainable peace in Mindanao are continuing as a peace project based on cooperation between the government and non-governmental organizations to strengthen citizens sense of peace, including peace education and peace activities. 

The solution drawn by the international community to Mindanao, one of the largest bloody conflict zones in Southeast Asia in the 21st century, was to have the world-state-region connected and have citizens participate in peace.

During the 8th anniversary of 1.24 HWPL Peace Day held on 24th of Jan 2022. KGI CEO Danilo Mosin who experienced the brutality of the war while living in Mindanao, the Philippines as a child and witnessing the 40-year conflict between Catholics and Muslims, said that Eight years ago, Lee Man-hee, the representative of the HWPL, visited Mindanao to mediate the peace agreement, so today we can celebrate this amazing peace day with HWPL and the meaning of "January 24th Peace Day" is spreading not only in the Philippines but also in the hearts of everyone in the world.

"I have been working with the mindset that peace 'in the Philippines' will come. he said Danilo Mosin. Adding that, as soon as I met the chairman Lee Man-hee and HWPL, we clicked and Since 2017, I have been working with the HWPL to spread peace in Mindanao whoever, Last year, we built the HWPL's third peace monument in the 'Philippines city' where Christian, Muslim, and Native communities coexist. 

"If it was notorious as a place of conflict before, it is now a place of peace for all ethnic groups". Said Mosin.

"I have transcended both borders and religions for the sake of global peace. "

Nothing is greater than peace, nothing is more important than a legacy. January 24, 2014. I remember everything that day. God blessed us. What happened then was a happy and joyful peace work". Said Chairman Lee, in his congratulatory speech to mark the eighth anniversary.

As in Mindanao's case, HWPL is creating peace activities that link the cooperation of all citizens includes Government, Schools, Media, Youth, Women, Religion and Civil Society which is considered a new approach as part of efforts to establish peace as a culture and norm across the world.

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