URI Africa call for peaceful elections in Africa in 22 African Countries
In 2010 citizens of 22 African countries will go to the polls for elections. In the past we have witnessed with great sadness that in a number of African Countries following the result of the election there were conflict and violence and many life and property also lost.
United Religions Initiative (URI) Africa call for this year election in Africa to be a peaceful, free, fair and democratic and to this end URI Africa appeal to all stakeholders in the 2010 general elections in all African countries to embrace peace and promote peaceful means in their electoral processes and for all the parties to respect the results of election and any grievances to be solved amicably. URI call for strict adherence to the rules for free and fair elections in all African countries. Violence and conflict should not be justified for any reason in the name of election. People life is precious and has to be respected and regarded highly above any other interest.
URI Africa strongly welcome the decision of the African Union leaders on a new set of measures to combat unconstitutional changes of government and improve the ability to protect democracy and fair election in Africa
URI Africa also welcome the initiative of the African Union and its member States countries for the decsion to declared 2010 as the “African Year of Peace and Security.” This momentous dedication represents African leaders’ stated commitment to redouble their efforts to seek sustainable solutions to ongoing armed conflicts in Africa.
URI Africa would like to kindly remind the African Union and all its memeber states on the importance of the teaching of the Golden Rule for Peace and Security to prevail in Africa
The campaign’s slogan of the peace and security year “Make Peace Happen” will help for the peaceful election in many African countries and for the peace and democracy process that is taking place in Africa. Turning the peace and security year declaration into reality need a partnership effort from all stake holders and with this in mind URI Africa would like to join hand with the African Union on this noble mission and call upon all religious leaders and faith based organizations in Africa and all other institute an dall African Citizens to join hand with African Union to promote a culture of peace, good governance, human right, justice, reconciliation, interfaith harmony, co-existence, and partnership for a peaceful Africa
United Religions Initiative is an international interfaith peace organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations working to promote enduring daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence, and to create cultures of peace, healing and justice for the Earth and all living beings. It has official representative in New York at the UN and the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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