International Day of Peace: CEPEJ Lagos Office Collaborates With United Nations Information Center to Mark Event
Every 21st day of September is set aside as International Day of Peace worldwide. To this end, the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) teamed up with the United Nations Information Center, UNIC in Lagos to mark the 2019 edition of the event tagged “Climate Action for Peace.”
The event is slated for 20th September, 2019 at Oshodi/Isolo LGA Secretariat Events Hall, Oshodi, Lagos State where Mr. Ronald Keyamja, the Director UNIC will be the Keynote Speaker, while Mrs. Olubolanle Odubena, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Toyin Oguntola, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Kudirat Ogunmola, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, among others, are Guest Speakers.
The General Assembly of the UN declared that the Day be devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among nations and peoples.
The United Nations member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 because they understood that it would not be possible to build a peaceful world if steps were not taken to achieve economic and social development for all people everywhere, and ensure that their rights were protected.
The Sustainable Goals cover a broad range of issues, including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice.
Sustainable Development Goal 13 - “Climate Action” is a call for immediate action by all to lower greenhouse emissions, build resilience and improve education on climate change. Affordable, scalable solutions such as renewable energy, clean technologies are available to enable countries leapfrog to greener and more resilient economies.
The CEPEJ National Coordinator, Comrade Sheriff Mulade while addressing newsmen in his office in Lagos, implored the citizens and government to join the NGO in building sustainable peace in Nigeria without which there would be no meaningful development.