Weaving peace through volunteerism
Peace and volunteerism are integrated – peace can be achieved through volunteerism in the same way that volunteerism can avoid conflicts. Volunteerism has been recognized not just as an essential element of peace but of sustainable development. The United Nations, through the UNGA Resolution ‘Integrating volunteering in the next decade’ in 2012, suggested integrating volunteering…
Achieving development with peace
To reduce conflicts and achieve peace, every individual must participate in the process. Advocating peace through various forms such as showing respect for one’s fundamental rights, promoting the rule of law, holding officials or institutions accountable for their actions, participating in decision-making at all levels, and promoting transparency.
Peace is beyond “solving conflicts”
“Individuals must perform their duties and uphold ideals that promote growth and development in order to create peace. Upholding one’s rights, promoting the rule of law, ensuring accountability and transparency, and pushing for harmony can bring about peace.”