As the world commemorates the International Peace Day today, peace activists have called on all Cameroonians from all divides, to steer clear off violent acts and remain peaceful in their actions.
In Yaoundé, the day was marked with a round table discussion on peace and security at the Etoug-ebe center for the rehabilitation of people living with disabilities. It was organised by the United Nations Information Centre, under the theme: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.’’
The UN is marking the Day before the annual 21 September date due to next week’s high-level General Assembly debate in New York. The Day was established in 1981 by the UN General Assembly. Two decades later in 2001, the Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and ceasefire. The UN invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.