EDGAR LUNGU FOUNDATION
MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
21st September 2022 marks an important day for the Edgar Lungu Foundation as we joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day of Peace. This day reminds us of our duty to always do our part towards fostering global peace.
The world has witnessed the devastation wars and conflict has done to humanity. As evidenced in the Ukrainian conflict and some African countries, millions of people have fled their homes and businesses to seek refuge in countries where they struggle to reconstruct their lives. The warning by Martin Luther King Jr that ‘if we do not put wars to an end, wars will put mankind to an end” is more real today if we don’t do anything to stop these wars and conflicts.
As a Foundation, we call upon everyone to rise to the occasion and ensure peace prevails at all times. Peace is paramount to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. We believe peace to be a bedrock of humanity’s existence. With peace among us, we can dedicate concerted efforts to surmount natural calamities such as Pandemics, Climate Change, Hunger, and Malnutrition.
Now is the time to bring peace to our communities, nations, continents, and the world. Those in pursuit of peace must begin to work with their enemies because it is by working with enemies that we turn them from enemies to partners.
H.E. Dr. Edgar C. Lungu
Sixth President of the Republic of Zambia &
Chairman – Edgar Lungu Foundation