International Day Of Peace: IHRC Plans Course On Peace-Building

International Human Rights Commission, IHRC has announced plans to begin an academic course on peace building, justice and inclusion in November.

The Commission made this known in a statement signed by the IHRC Director for Housing Edward Olutoke in Abuja.

Olutoke who noted that the courses on peace would address the shortcomings of contemporary approaches to building peace and also reframe peace-making and building for the 21st century.

The statement also noted that Head of IHRC Peacekeeping in Nairobi, Maurice Opara-Aku, restated in Abuja at a forum to commemorate the International Day of Peace, the fundamental involvement of the commission in the promotion and maintenance of international peace and security.

The International Day of Peace is observed globally on every September 21, the UN General Assembly has also declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace.

Established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire