Abuja - The founder of the Global Peace Foundation (GPF), Dr Hyun Moon, says
Africa needs to establish a new paradigm for peace and prosperity based
on equity and justice.
Moon said this on Saturday in Abuja at the GPF Conference which was
organised by the foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference was
organised in collaboration with the Institute for Peace and Conflict
"Africa, which is the birthplace of humanity, can set a new model
for peace for mankind through the principle of equity,’’ the GPF founder
The Director-General, IPCR, Dr Joseph Golwa, said the organisers of
the conference were determined to pool their resources for the promotion
of peace across the continent.
He said this informed the Abuja Peace Declaration which was part of the outcome of the conference.
The declaration, he said, was meant to promote interfaith
and innovative models which foster mutual understanding, respect,
harmonious co-existence and peace.
"It is also designed to establish a joint mechanism for promoting
moral and innovative leadership as a strategy for building sustainable
peace for a prosperous future,’’ Golwa said.
He added that the declaration also sought to strengthen the
pan-African vision of promoting volunteerism and service through the
African Peace Service Corps, among others.
Twenty countries signed the declaration,
including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Burkina
Faso, Sierra Leone, Niger, Ethiopia, Sudan and Mauritius.