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  • Forfatterens bildeTonje Hundevadt

Opprop for fred

Lørdag 21.september var det Internasjonal fredsdag. Kvekerhjelp har signert et opprop for fred for at myndigheter verden over skal gå fra ansvar til aktiv handling.

September 21 marks the International Day of Peace! As the world comes together for the opening of the UN General Assembly and High-Level Debate, over 100 #peacebuilding organizations from across the globe have lent their voices to a statement urging governments to move from commitments to action on #peace.

“By the end of 2018, over 70 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations, and the annual global economic cost of violence now exceeds $14 trillion USD," said Andrew Tomlinson, director of the Quaker United Nations Office in New York. "We need to redouble our collective efforts to prevent violent conflict by addressing its roots, and to structure our response to crisis in ways that support local capacities, respect human rights and align with long-term plans to build sustainable peace."

The statement calls on governments and the international community to: 

  • Move from commitments to action on peace in the 2030 Agenda and across the three UN pillars;

  • Align crisis response with longer term prevention and peacebuilding efforts;

  • Protect and support civil society in fostering sustainable peace;

  • Think local and act global: recommit to multilateralism as a safeguard for the most vulnerable.

Hele oppropet ligger her:…and-peace-shared-statement-peacebuilding-organizations

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