Existence of peace in society is an important thing to human security.
This was highlighted at the launching of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace website last week.
UN Agencies under the UN Trust Fund for Human Security through the Ministry undertook this initiative as a post conflict resolution project in Solomon Islands.
UNDP Deputy Resident Rep, Akiko Suzaki said the importance of the project since working together with UN agencies in 2011 has seen its fruition.
First, under the project called Human Security Initiative for Tensions Reduction, Reconciliation and Rehabilitation in Solomon Islands.
Suzaki said peace building and social cohesion at community level are essential to the stability of the country, to sustain development that may results in eradicating poverty, create employment, improve access to basic social services and generally to improve the quality of life of the people of Solomon Islands.
“You may share my view that violence leads to the disruption of social life and hampers peaceful co-existence,” Suzaki said.
“This is where the on-going Human Security Initiative Project stands to address in promoting human security and peaceful co-existence through its various target areas.”
Permanent Secretary for Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace, Lennis Rukale said this valuable undertaking in a post conflict context like Solomon Islands is, everything that can be done must be to prevent the relapse of a violent conflict.
“All of us know very well that violence is out of the norm and cannot be tolerated, as it causes death, damages, suffering, hardship and disintegrates a nation,” Rukale said
“I need not repeat the consequences of the past conflict, however we have had a taste of that and the aftermath even today,” Rukale said.
“Of the many ways of building peace through conflict prevention, is to have effective communicate and advocate for peace.
“Everybody must be constantly reminded that peaceful co-existence is what we need and violence must be avoided at all cost.”
By BRADFORD THEONOMI