Daily Trust (Abuja)

9 December 2012

Nigeria: IPC Sets to Launch Nigeria Chapter

The International Peace Commission (IPC) is set to inaugurate its Nigerian Chapter.

IPC National President (Nigeria Chapter), Ambassador Obiora Anthony Odumah, in a press statement stated that although overdue, the decision to establish the office of IPC in Nigeria remains a wise decision of the international community.

IPC has evolved over the years to emerge as an international civil society organisation that upholds the Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, on December 10, 1948.

According to Obiora, since the establishment of IPC, the organisation has been dedicated to bringing together a wide range of Civil Society Organizations, both at International and local levels. "The aim is to consolidate and strengthen the disarmament mission and peace efforts of Organizations and governments around the world," he said.

He stated that IPC has over the years focused on championing the courses of human rights, social development, education, NGO networking, environment, youth, health, and international campaign against AIDS, women's empowerment, media, democratization, humanitarian aid, disaster management, peace keeping, disarmament and supporting civil society initiatives to pursue the goals of international peace.

Furthermore, he noted that it is worrisome that international peace cannot be achieved either at the national or international community where perturbing disparity of standard of living and rights to healthy life persevere. "This is why the work of IPC is most essential to addressing the root cause of global insecurity. Its chosen paths in addressing global anxiety must be recognised and lauded by leaders and every global citizen who believes in principles of co-existence," he said.

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