A UN resolution established the International Day of Peace in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the UN General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in 1982 and was held on the third Tuesday of September each year until 2002, when September 21 became the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. The assembly decided in 2001 that the International Day of Peace should be annually observed on September 21 starting from 2002. By setting a fixed date for the International Day of Peace, the assembly declared that the day should be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.
Based on the above, RWECO together with the member organizations have joined the rest of the citizens of Uganda to commemorate the International day of Peace under the theme of: Partnerships for Peace, Dignity for All. The week long events begun on Monday 14th- 21st Sept, 2015 when the climax of the events will take place in Mbarara District.
Let us talk peace with leaders of Cultural institutions in the Rwenzori Region 17th Sept. 2015 at virina Gardens Hotel, Kasese Municipality.
|The Prime Minister (OBR) in blue neck tie and Kasese district vice chairperson ( yellow neck tie) front line pose with the OBR cabinet during the meeting at Virina Gardens 17th Sept 2015|
Peace building is a process and requires a multi sectoral approach involving all stakeholders which was a motive for RWECO and KALI to meet with leaders from Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu to dialogue on how Cultural Institutions have ensured peace building amongst their subjects and national building. In the Rwenzori region, three meetings will be held targeting the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu, Obukama Bwa Tooro and Obudingiya Bwa Bwamba.
The Prime minister (OBR) Rt. Hon. Nzaghale was the main presenter at the meeting with other OBR ministers contributing to the discussions. The participants came up with a seven point action plan among which were: Training of the OBR peace committees, Setting up a peace committee to handle post election activities, Holding a cultural gala in April 2016, Language promotion and research on culture, promotion of co-existence, inducting appointed leaders and Sensitising communities on the cause of OBR. At the same the Kasese district vice Chairperson Mr. Tadeo Muhindo echoed the government commitment on peace building and conflict management as enshrined in the 1995 Constitution of Uganda.