Tanzanians advised to advocate for peace ahead

22Sep 2021
Polycarp Machira
The Guardian
Tanzanians advised to advocate for peace ahead

​​​​​​​AS the nation joins the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Peace, the public has been advised to advocate for peace as it is a key to all socio-economic activities as well as wellbeing.

United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Information Officer, Stella Vuzo.

The call was made here yesterday by United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Information Officer, Stella Vuzo underscoring the need for maintaining and creating peace saying without it, the country will not be a better place to live.

She was speaking towards today's climax of the International Day of Peace which will be celebrated in Dodoma and the Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office, Union affairs and Environment, Selemani Jafo will be the chief guest.

Vuzo said UN Resident Coordinator, Zlatan Milisic will attend the climax at the Institute of Rural Development Planning where there will be a debate on a number of issues pertaining to peace.

The debate will be in line with this year’s theme, “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World” which among others will discuss and deliberate on the best options as the public begin to heal from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is important to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, build resilience, and transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier,” said Vuzo.

On his part, secretary of organising committee, Joseph Malekela among the activities in commemoration of the International Day of Peace that there will be awareness programmes for Viwandani, Kikuyu and Chinangali secondary schools on the importance of spearheading peace in the country.

Also, since climate change has an adverse impact on the environment, they will also educate the youngsters on the need to protect and keep the environment safe.

Religious leaders who were part of the stakeholders attending the press conference pledged to keep on insisting on the need to maintain peace among their believers as it is a key to each and every aspect of their lives.

Also gender based violence among women, persons with disabilities, youth and children are among the areas which need special attention as they are avenues which deny peace to many.

A number of speakers have been lined up for today’s commemorations from different walks of life and they will tell their stories, sharing their tangible learning and ideas drawn from their experiences in the fields of peace building, education, health, climate change, dance and music.

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