2022 INT’L HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: UN-POLAC Calls For More Peace Building

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As the royal and spiritual fathers from all across the nation along with prominent Nigerians gather in Abuja, Nigeria to celebrate the 75th. Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as being marked all over the world with the Theme: “Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All,” they proclaimed peace across the nation, Nigeria and all over the world.

The United Nations. Positive Livelihood Award Centre (UN-POLAC), calls for more Peace Building across Nigeria and all nations of the world while admonishing Nigerians to ensure that the upcoming general elections were free, fair, credible and well conducted in a peaceful atmosphere for the interest of unity.

Professor Obong Eton, Director-General, UN-POLAC, Nigeria, called on all Peace Advocates especially the newly inducted to ensure they preach peace always as they bring decorated. “Never should a man die without being decorated,” he added.

Professor Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies, the International Director/ Country President of the United Nations Positive Livelihoods Award Center (UN-POLAC), while speaking made an emotional call for peace, appealing there must be “Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All,” as the theme for this year states, adding that, “We look forward to a government in our country that is going to ensure great peace, after 2023 elections.”

“To this end, therefore, the organization is mobilizing peace advocates and youths across the six geo-political zones to preach about peace.”

The Deputy Country Director, UN-POLAC, Peter Ohagwa stated, at the appointment of international peace advocates/award to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in commemoration of the 2022 World Human Rights Day.

Ohagwa said: “With out peace in this nation, whoever seems to be a president will not enjoy and he cannot do well for Nigeria, what Nigeria needs is sustainable peace.
When there is peace, I believe that there will be progress, when is peace and there are many things we will get, what we are saying ahead of the 2023 election is that the youths should maintain peace.”

“All we need is peace. Let our fathers, the politicians, let them allow, those who can fit to wear it. Is not by bribing and creating problems to disorganize the right person to take the right position. I believe that is the only true peace, who can make it? So all I’m saying is that youths should go for peace.”

The Keynote address Speaker for the day, Prof.
Okafor, Christian. I. (PhD, MNITP, FIMC, CMC) Programme Development Consultant & Task Officer, UN-Habitat Programme Support Office, Abuja, a Peace worker who has transversed the nations of the world, speaking on “NEGLIGENCE OF IDP CAMPS” tasked all to work on peace projects, emphasized the problem of insecurity in Northern Nigeria. Amb. Prof. Adesanya–Davies restated in his paper, “There should be an end to people living at IDP CAMPS for almost over a decade.”

In his remarks, Director Member of Management, UN-POLAC, Josiah Onuoha who stressed the need for more advocacy on human rights, urged the United Nations to appoint Nigeria human rights activists to ensure that the declaration is obeyed by all nations

Also speaking, the Director of Projects and Women Affairs, United-Nations POLAC, Dr. Cynthia Obiora, said that the United Nations aim to ensure that the POLAC peace advocacy for Nigerians gets to the grassroots of society.

Dr. Obiorah said appointing individuals as volunteers are aimed at assisting in the implementation of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals now Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also promoting the UNESCO Culture of Peace programme

She explained that there is also a need to empower active participation in the governance and development of the nation.

“UN-POLAC is so passionate about women and children, thus our mandate in empowering rural women towards contributing their quota in peaceful coexistence in the country. “When you empower a woman by giving her education. She will not only maintain the home front but also promote the course of peace and development of the society”

Earlier in the remark, the Secretary general, of UNPOLAC, Mrs. Patricia Agu, reiterated the commitment of UNPOLAC to advancing the course of peaceful coexistence in the forthcoming general election the peaceful

“We assist in democratic elections, bringing emergency relief and fostering practices which contribute to conflict prevention and resolutions”

Mrs. Agu also charged the awardees of peace ambassadors to do more in adding value to the society and country at large.

Highlights of the events were award presentations and appointments of peace advocates to eminent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in service to humanity and the nation at large.

Several individuals were presented with awards of Apostle of Peace, Mayor of Peace, Mary Slessor Peace Award, Grand Commander of Peace, Officer of Peace, Distinguished Peace Advocate, Monarch of Peace, and Evangelist For World Peace while UN-POLAC top-notch performing members were equally celebrated.

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