GHANA HOSTS MAIDEN EDITION OF THE GLOBAL PEACE INTER-GENERATIONAL DIALOGUE (IGD) SESSIONS
Co-Chair of the UN SDGs Advocates Group and President of the Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has in fulfilment to a pledge he made at the Global Citizen’s Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa in December 2018 that “Ghana would host the inaugural Inter-Generational Dialogue in Accra City, to help forge the connection between peace and development in the country and worldwide” hosted the maiden edition of the Global Peace Inter-Generational Dialogue (IGD) Session at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
Present at the event were Mrs. Graca Machel, Board Chair of ACCORD, CEO of the National Youth Authority, Mr. Emmanuel Asigri, some CEOs of other government youth-led agencies, and Ms. Abena Dugan, Vice Chairperson for Partnership and Resources at the Commonwealth Youth Council amongst others
The Global Peace Inter-Generational Dialogue (IGD) is a global attempt to foster universal discussions amongst Young Future Leaders, City Mayors, Captains of Industry and Country Leaders to dilate on the aspirations and expectations of what a better world should look like.
The Accra Dialogue, the first in a series of sessions is a precursor to other Inter-Generational Dialogues Sessions, expected to be coordinated and convened by Global Peace throughout 2019 to be held across 100 cities worldwide.
Launched on 27th July, 2018 by the Board Chair of African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), Mrs. Graca Machel at a luncheon hosted by President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa for Heads of State that attended the 2018 Brics, Plus Summit, Mrs. Machel further introduced Global Peace to the international community at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters on 24th September, 2018 during the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit and Iater by Dr. Vasu Gounder, Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
On the future of Global Peace, it is anticipated that the aspirations and outputs from the global dialogues, shall be documented into one Global Peace Charter which is expected to be adopted at the inaugural Global Peace Forum scheduled to come off in Durban, South Africa by the end of 2019.
The Charter will consequently be used by Global Peace to lobby the UN to host the first summit of Heads of States and Governments on Global Peace through a partnership with the United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) Association, the Global Citizens, SDG Action Campaign, the All Africa students Union, the Junior Chamber International and other Global Development Partners.