A SHARED STATEMENT RELEASED BY CAMP FOR PEACE LIBERIA AND NETWORKS IN OBSERVANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, 21 SEPTEMBER 2019

Several civil society organizations including youths from communities, political parties, religious groups, media, people with disabilities have joined together to release this statement in commemoration of the International Day of Peace. We call on the Liberian government to move from commitments to action on peace to meet up with the vision 2030 Agenda. The statement is aligned to crisis response with practical work for prevention and collective peace-building efforts. The statement calls on all Liberians, especially youths to recommit to collective action as a safeguard for Liberia’s peace and development.

During the Liberian civil crisis, over 250,000 people lost their lives, and several thousand were forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. The consequences of these actions were grieved. “We need to redouble our collective efforts to prevent violent conflict by addressing conflict through non-violence means. We need to redouble our collective efforts to respond to the crisis in ways that support peace and development. We resolve to respect each other and work collectively to sustain Liberia’s peace. For more on this story, please check below. Read more

Camp for Peace aims to promote transformation, empowernment and sustainability in Liberia