The Culture of Peace

As defined by the United Nations, “culture of peace” is “a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals groups and nations.” The evidence of a culture of peace is mutuality in diversity.

The united nations bases the basis of a culture of peace on, full respect for the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of states especially non- intervention in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state, full respect and promotion of all human rights and freedoms, commitment to peaceful settlement of conflicts, respect for life, ending violence and promotion and practice of nonviolence through education, dialogue and cooperation.

Efforts to meet the developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations, respect for and promotion of gender equality, respect for and promotion of the freedom of expression, opinion and information and adherence to the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, solidarity, cooperation, pluralism, cultural diversity, dialogue and understanding at all levels of society an among nations.

Every age group is crucial in promoting a culture of peace and every member of society has a role to play in ensuring this culture prevails. The culture incorporates itself to other sectors like education and business promoting their thriving.