UN celebrates Nigeria’s contributions to global peacekeeping
Urges the international community to end ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, war in Ukraine, others
Marks 77th anniversary
The United Nations has called on the international community to use its powers to end the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, the war in Ukraine and Ethiopia as well as the instability in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The global organization which is marking 77 years of its establishment, called on member states to remember the commitment they made 77 years ago after the Second World War to promote peace and silence weapons.
Acting Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and the WHO Country Representative, Walter Mulombo who made the call during a peace walk organized by the United Nations system in Nigeria to celebrate Nigeria’s contributions to peace, stressed the need to ensure sustainable peace in Nigeria.
He stated that there cannot be security without peace, and there cannot be peace without addressing the root causes of the ongoing insurgency in the country.
Mulombo called on the government in power to end the problem of insurgency in the country.
He noted that the UN was formed 77 years ago after the devastating World War II to promote international peace and prosperity and Nigeria is an active member of the UN and over the years has made significant contributions to peacekeeping operations.
Mulombo observed that Nigeria has supported development initiatives for her people and has been an active partner in global multilateralism.
He said, “This year, the United Nations system in Nigeria wishes to celebrate Nigeria’s contributions to peace with a peace walk. We need to remember that we are all committed to peace, we are all committed to silencing that weapon and we are all committed to giving equal opportunity to every citizen in the entire world. We call on all member states of the United Nations to respect their commitments to silence the weapons. We call on all the member states to say never again to all the atrocities we saw during the Second World War”.
Mulombo said that the UN helps member states to mobilize resources and is happy that some member states are already pledging their support to the humanitarian crisis occasioned by flooding in different parts of the country.
He noted that the UN systems in Nigeria are working with ministries to respond to the flood problems and also put in place a plan to prepare for future crises.
“We will continue to support Nigeria to respond to the crisis”, he added.