International Day of Peace Maintain world Peace and Stability

International Day of Peace
Maintain world Peace and Stability

By: prof. Helmi El Hadidi

Today the world observing the 41th anniversary of the international day of Peace, a day originally established by the United nations General assembly.

We live in a world where our greatest challenges are shared, and global challenges require global solutions. That is what makes multilateral institutions, and the nongovernmental organization such as AAPSO and CAPAD so valuable .

Achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all members feel that they can flourish. It involves creating a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their race.

No country can tackle the root causes of conflict and the complex global challenges - alone. Addressing climate change, inequality, poverty, cybercrime or terrorism, require effective collective effort if we are ever to achieve sustainable international peace.

To collectively address these complex and interconnected challenges we must have a holistic and inclusive response, coordinated across all three pillars of the UN’s work - peace and security, human rights, and development.

And Here ,I would like to highlight three areas where we see opportunity for cooperation in order to support peace

First , we must recognise that disarmament and effective arms control is more vital than ever. During the Cold War era, the world too frequently stood on the brink of nuclear catastrophe. But today, we are faced with an elevated nuclear risk .
The NPT, as the cornerstone of the international nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation reminds us that even in the most dangerous of times, progress is achievable.

It is our collective responsibility to bring urgency and action to nuclear disarmament, to address proliferation challenges and agree how we can move forward together, to honour and implement our existing commitments. Our shared objective of a world without nuclear weapons demands that we act with courage and vision.

Secondly, we must ensure that our approach to peace and security takes a human rights based approach that is inclusive, particularly of the most vulnerable. It is vital that we pay heed to women leaders, youth, human rights defenders, and civil society in this Chamber. It is essential that they can speak freely about the stark realities of conflict, without any fear of reprisal or intimidation. Support to local peacebuilders, particularly women and youth, is key in finding local, sustainable solutions to conflict.

Thirdly,Climatechange: Ecological stress from global warming is proven to exacerbate conflicts over resources such as land and water, particularly in East Africa.

We all have a role to play in fostering peace. And tackling racism is a crucial way to contribute.
We can work to dismantle the structures that entrench racism in our midst. We can support movements for equality and human rights everywhere. We can speak out against hate speech – both offline and online. We can promote anti-racism through education and justice.

The pursuit of peace means we must demand justice and dignity for all people, and social programs which allow people to live with dignity, we also need to witness a real progress in the peace process in the Middle East , Syria , Iraq and Yamen .