Peace actors begin 7-day campaign
Mabior Philip | September 15, 2016
<http://www.eyeradio.org/peace-actors-7-day-campaign/> | 12:32 pm
[image: A painting by a South Sudanese artist symbolizing peace] A painting
by a South Sudanese artist symbolizing peace
Peace actors from a coalition of civil society, international, and
government organizations have started seven days of peace campaigns in
commemoration of the International Day of Peace.
This year the International Day of Peace will be celebrated in South Sudan
on the 21st of September under theme: “Together We Can Heal the Nation.”
Activists say this is a call for every citizen to imagine, commit, and
actively contribute to the vision of sustainable peace in South Sudan.
In a joint statement with the civil society coalition, the National Peace
and Reconciliation Commission say the peace day will be used to highlight
the cost of the conflict.
“International Day of Peace for us is about continuously highlighting the
horror and cost of the conflict in South Sudan, shining a light on some
success stories; securing strong commitment from all relevant stakeholders,
establishing common targets and embarking on an irreversible march towards
peace,” said Chairperson of the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation
Commission Chuol Rambang.
It would also be used to a secure a strong commitment from all relevant
The statement says the day will mark the beginning of a long-term effort
among civil society, national and international organizations to promote
peace and stability, as part of the 100 Days of Peace Activism mobilization.
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