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Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima will tomorrow read Malawians into commemorating the International Day of Peace at a function to be held at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.

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In a statement, Secretary for Civic Education and National Unity Dr Elizabeth Gomani Chindebvu said the commemorations will be held with support from the United Nations and other stakeholders.


“The forum will mark Malawi’s commemoration of the International Day of Peace, which is observed around the word on 21st September every year,” said Gomani Chindebvu.


The international community commemorated the day under the theme: “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.


However, Gomani Chindebvu said the theme has been localized to: “Recovering better for an equitable, peaceful and sustainable Malawi.”


Said Chindebvu Gomani: “In 2021, as we rebuild from COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into that is more equal, more just, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.


“We must be reminded that we are not each other’s enemy. To be able to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, we must make peace with one another.”


The UN General Assembly declared the International Day of Peace as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease fire.

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