Somalia:AU Special Representative rallies support for peace initiatives, as the world marks International Day of Peace


Mogadishu-September 22,2015;The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM Ambassador Maman Sidikou has appealed for concerted efforts in peace building initiatives in Somalia.


As the world marks the International Day of Peace today, the AU Special Representative says dividends brought about by peace are already evident, as the country rebuilds, following decades of war.


“We cannot underestimate the power of those who have made deliberate efforts to shun violence and embrace peace. A bright future for Somalia depends on collaborative efforts that will enhance that peace. I appeal to all Somalis to share the dream of a stable Somalia by committing to lasting peace,” said Ambassador Sidikou.


The AU Special Representative noted that the Federal Government of Somalia with support from AMISOM and other key partners are spearheading efforts to restore complete peace in the country and allow socio-economic and political growth.


The International Peace Day was established in 1981 through a United Nations General Assembly resolution and is observed around the world every year on 21st September. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace, dignity for all.”



For more information

Lt Col Paul Njuguna – Spokesperson, Gaffel Nkolokosa – Public Information Officer,

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Cell phone: (Somalia) +252 699 563 476 / +252 617 682 175 / +252 699 240 948 / +252 616 982 416;

(Nairobi) +254 728 701 222 / +254 700 333 415


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