Peace and security non-governmental organisations in Africa will be gathering this month for a Continental Conferences in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss Regional Harmony and Security.
The conferences are also aimed at fostering regional reconciliation and build sustainable peace in troubled communities.
The programme which starts on the 15th of this month will accommodate participants in conferences such as Ethiopia Women’s Peace Conference, Ethiopia Peace Conference, prosperity and security of Africa based on peace, Open Dialogue with Religious Leaders and the main Addis Ababa Summit on International Cooperation for Sustainable Peace
The Conferences are expected to be attended by security experts, youth groups, women, media personnel, lawyers, religious and political leaders.
The series of peace conferences are being organised by an international peace NGO called Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, (HWPL) under the United Nation’s ECOSOC in collaboration with various organisations.
Ethiopia was hosen to host the conferences due to recent bomb attack caused by ethnic conflicts which resulted in a number of casualties.
On the 15th, groups of youth and women will talk about the ethnic and regional conflicts and discuss the legalisation of peace initiatives necessary for harmony and reconciliation among nations.
The host organisation, HWPL, is proposing the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) as a resolution for establishing a legally binding law for peace that can fundamentally prevent war and conflict.
On the 16th, there will be a forum for inter-faith dialogue to promote a network among Christian denominations to be one.
The 2018 Addis Ababa Summit is to strengthen a cooperative partnership for regional stability and peace by reaffirming the importance of the implementation of an international/internal law for peace.
Story by Dominic Hlordzi.