A SHARED STATEMENT RELEASED BY CAMP FOR PEACE LIBERIA AND NETWORKS IN OBSERVANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, 21 SEPTEMBER 2019Posted on September 23, 2019 by

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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 DSC02850a 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.

Camp for Peace Liberia, an organization that represents grassroots youth movement played a crucial role in drafting and circulating this statement. The signatories below include young peace-builders and organizations in Liberia.

Signatories

Name of organization/individual

  1. Camp for Peace Liberia
  2. Youth for Change
  3. Green Stewart Incorporated
  4. Outreach Liberia
  5. Liberia National Student Union
  6. Girls Aid Liberia
  7. Federation of Paynesville Youth
  8. Forum for Community and Youth Capacity Building
  9. Students Against Corruption
  10. Global Youth and Children for Christ Network
  11. YARD-Liberia
  12. National Student Christian Council
  13. Rotaract Club of Sinkor
  14. TAD Foundation Liberia
  15. Peaceful Youth Association
  16. Williette Safehouse
  17. Bernard’s Farm Community
  18. SMARTCARE Liberia
  19. Girls Alliance for Future Leadership
  20. Tri and Motorcyclist Union of Liberia
  21. Good Youth Intellectual Association
  22. Garvlen Town Community

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