PMO organises national dialogue for peace
A two-day National Dialogue to discuss solutions to sustain peace and stability will be held in Honiara on June 19 and 20.
Under the theme ‘ONE PEOPLE, ONE COUNTRY, ONE FUTURE’, the two-day national dialogue is jointly organised by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs.
A notice in the newspapers says the Government is getting support from the United Nations Peacebuilding Project to hold the national dialogue to discuss ways and means to sustain peace and stability in Solomon Islands.
The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare will host the two-day dialogue for Members of Parliament, Provincial Premiers, women, youth and community leaders.
The notice says Mr Sogavare has also invited international stakeholders to attend as observers.
The notice says the national dialogue will present an opportunity for recommendations emerging from previous dialogues, adding studies commissioned to date will be reflected upon, so stakeholders will together discuss solutions to various challenges the country faces.
It says the national dialogue will also provide an overview of the country’s path over the past decade towards sustaining peace and stability, adding it will also highlight issues and recommendations by national stakeholders.
The notice says women and youth have recommended acceleration of socio-economic development, governance, rule of law and reconciliation.
From the national dialogue, leaders and participants will be expected to build consensus and to reaffirm their commitments towards implementing some of the recommendations for sustaining peace and addressing development challenges.
A communique will be issued after the two-day national dialogue.
By George Atkin,
Research Officer (Media Liaison) Caucus for OPMC Press