The Caretaker Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace says the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights, values and principals.
Hypolite Taremae made the statement this afternoon at a combined church service to mark the 2014 International Peace Day.
The International Peace Day Combined Service was held at the Anglican St Barnabas Cathedral in Honiara.
In his key note address, Minister Taremae also said this year’s theme ‘the right of people to peace’ is a unique opportunity to reaffirm to commitments to peace.
“The theme for this year’s International Day of Peace celebration and commemoration is Right of Peoples to Peace. This anniversary offers a unique opportunity to reaffirm the United Nation’s commitment to the purpose and principles upon which the organisation was founded. The Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace recognised that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all Human Right’s values and principles.”
The Caretaker Government Minister also said his Ministry established a number of peace and reconciliation programs in Guadalcanal, Malaita, Western and Choiseul Provinces in recognition of commitments to peace.
“In recognition of this commitment the NCRA government through my Ministry has strive continuously in facilitating ethnic tension-related reconciliation in Guadalcanal, Malaita, Western and Choiseul provinces. The Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace has invested very much in its successive corporate plan in building the capacities of the country’. Community leaders and traditional chiefs works on community governance structures, provides integrated peace building trainings with various disciplines for women and youths throughout the country.”