Uganda to Commemorate World Peace Day

healing geneva;”>The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, order for commemorating and strengthening the ideals of pace within and around all nations and people.

abortion geneva;”>This year’s international theme for the cerebrations will be “Education for Peace. “

While unveiling the day’s program in Kampala on Thursday, Disaster Preparedness Minister Eng Hilary Onek said that the theme was perfectly in line with government’s objectives and the Directive Principle of State Policy in the National Constitution, which provides for equal opportunities for every Ugandan, to attain high standards of education, national peace and stability.

“All along this government’s historical mission has been to build a peaceful united, democratic, industrial transformed and prosperous Uganda, within a strong integrated East Africa,” he said.


“Indeed today, Uganda has managed to secure all its boundaries and its people are enjoying a very peaceful environment and programs tailored towards transforming people’s lives.”

He also pointed out a number of steps government has taken to promote peace, which include the disarmament process in the Karamoja area, the Peace Recovery and Development Plan under the Prime Minister’s office, as well as the National Platform for Peace Building and Conflict Prevention.

“We also have the National Focal Point for Small Arms and Light Weapons under the Internal Affairs Ministry that is in charge of controlling proliferation of small arms, which are responsible for fueling conflict and loss of lives.

The day’s National main celebrations will be convened in Moroto district, and a national dialogue on peace, will be held at a later date to be communicated.

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