Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide.

Press Statement

21/09/2023

IYC Will Continue To Champion Peace In Niger Delta, Nigeria

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has promised to consolidate and fashion out more ways in preaching and championing peaceful initiatives in Niger Delta, Nigeria and the world at large.

The Ijaw Youth Council as a critical group in Niger Delta, Nigeria and beyond, we know the importance of peace in the World, hence we will do everything within our powers by working closely with relevant agencies and stakeholders in maintaining peace and tranquility in Nigeria and beyond. War is a scourge that must be resisted by all well meaning youths across the World.

However, IYC will always resort to peaceful and legal means in demanding for justice, fairness and equity in the Nigerian State. Peace is indeed priceless as we must discourage violence under any guise.

According to un.org, “The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.”

The main significance of celebrating the International Day of Peace Day or World Peace Day is to foster a culture of peace and non-violence across global communities. It creates awareness among people about the disastrous effects of conflicts, wars, and violence, thereby encouraging them to adopt cease-fire initiatives.

This year’s theme is Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals. It is a call to action that recognizes our individual and collective responsibility to foster peace.

Fostering peace contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will create a culture of peace for all.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Peace is needed today more than ever. War and conflict are unleashing devastation, poverty, and hunger, and driving tens of millions of people from their homes. Climate chaos is all around. And even peaceful countries are gripped by gaping inequalities and political polarization.”

If the World needs peace more than ever, the Ijaw Youth Council is saying that Niger Delta and Nigeria at large needs peace more than ever. We stand for a peaceful and united Nigeria.

Signed
Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill
Spokesman Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide.