International Day of Peace: Africa Program Suggested Reading
Officially recognized by the United Nations, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st of September. This day is meant to promote the installation and maintenance of peace worldwide.
The United Nations describes the International Day of Peace (or World Peace Day) as an invitation to "all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace." In recognition of this day, a list of 15 suggested publications, reports, and blogs pertaining peacebuilding pertaining to Africa are listed below.
- “Reaping the Benefits of Refugee Women’s Peacebuilding Experience in Uganda for South Sudan” Sandra Tumwesigye, May 3, 2022
- “The Role of Traditional Justice Institutions in Peacebuilding: Lessons Learned from the Gereb in Northeast Ethiopia” Awet Halefom Kahsay, April 2022
- “Tackling the Challenges of Peacebuilding in the Eastern Nile Basin: A Regional Security Complex Approach” Yared Debebe Yetena, April 2022
- “Lessons from Street Protests as a Peacemaking Process” Arsène Brice Bado & Philippe Gueu, October 2021
- 2021 SVNP Annual Conference Report: "The Political Economy of Democracy and Peacebuilding in Africa in the COVID-19 Era" July 2021
- "South Africa at 27" Palesa Morudu, May 10, 2021
- “Sustaining Peacebuilding Efforts in Africa Amid COVID-19” Maame Esi Eshun & Eric Oteng-Abayie, July 29, 2020
- “The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Legitimacy Crisis: The Impact on Peace, Security, and Stability” Rigobert Minani, March 24, 2020
- “The Role of Agricultural Extension in Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic” Paterne Auxence Mombe, January 2020
- “The Fragile Peace: What is the Fate of South Sudan’s Transitional Government of National Unity?” Getachew Zeru, September 19, 2019
- 2019 SVNP Annual Conference Report: "Youth and Peacebuilding in Africa" July 2019
- “How Can South Africa Champion Peacekeeping in the UN Security Council?” Gustavo de Carvalho, November 8, 2018
- “Building the Peace in South Sudan: Beyond the Refugee Crisis” Helen KezieNwoha, December 4, 2017
- “The Role of the Media in Promoting Peace During Elections in Africa: Lessons from Kenya” Sharon Anyango, May 2017
- “Peacebuilding in Africa: What Comes After?” Maame Esi Eshun, June 16, 2016
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