Buhari condemns global violence, calls for world peace

President Buhari reading his speech on the occasion

President Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned global violence, discrimination, racism which has been existing in different parts of the world.

The President called for peace, security, development and human rights as the foundation for a collective well-being.

He said that there “can be no peace without sustainable development and no sustainable development without peace with the full respect for human rights”

The President made the call while speaking at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

President Buhari said Nigeria is committed to the promotion and protection of the rights of all women as well as providing an enabling environment for them to realise their full potential.

President Muhammadu Buhari delivering his speech at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit
“We also recognise that inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all people in the world is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

“We declare that racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance present the very opposite of the noble purposes of the United Nations.

“We recognise that tolerance of cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious diversities are essential for lasting peace, understanding and friendship among peoples, nations, cultures and individuals”, he added.

He called on nations and world leaders to emulate the life the former South African President lived, by building a just, peaceful, prosperous, inclusive and fair world.

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