A new website for the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace has been launched with support from UNDP under UN Trust Fund for Human Security.
The website’s launch marked another step forward for the ministry and its partners in disseminating information to locals and those abroad, including interested organisations and individuals.
Permanent Secretary Lennis Rukale said the website launch followed the “Umi Tok Abaotem Peace”(ITAP) program on increasing awareness on peaceful co-existence and promotion of national unity.
“The newly launched website is an added bonus to this achievement, providing effective information sharing in terms of promoting information dissemination in a broader context,” he said.
“It provides an opportunity to increase awareness online on the ministry’s peace building policy direction, peace programs framework and to create partnership internally and globally.
“It means gathering information, monitoring and evaluating feed-backs. Externally it will provide a road map for international stakeholders.
“More so it links up the existing government ministries websites and in partnership with other stakeholders.”
He highlighted the importance of establishing the website saying it is one alternative to promote peace in this growing technological world.
“The website is one alternative and a good initiative to promote peace along this line.”
UNDP Deputy resident rep, Akiko Suzaki acknowledged the effort by the ministry with UNDP’s support towards having the website.
“The communications channels of the ministry will expand significantly and reach out not only Solomon Islanders but also international audiences and agencies that may wish to establish partnership in the peace building of interventions of the Ministry.
“To all those who have been engaged in the Human Security project; I highly appreciate the partnership with the national and international community to support sustainable behavior change for people and peaceful co-existence.
“If we can work together, would be able to ensure that people of Solomon Islands enjoy the right to live in dignity in their communities.”
By BRADFORD THEONOMI