Denmark lauds Ghana for National Peace Council

Denmark has lauded Ghana for setting up a National Peace Council, which aims at raising awareness surrounding the use of non-violent strategies in response to conflict situations.

Mrs Margit Thomsen, Danish Ambassador to Ghana, said Ghana’s concept of Peace Council was an example of how to cooperate in a country, which was an important emerging model for other countries in the world to emulate.

She said Ghana is doing fairly well in promoting peace and security, and the country could help raise awareness among the international community by using the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) to equip professionals from other countries through training programmes.

Mrs Thomsen made the commendation in Accra in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at the opening ceremony of a two-week course on Responsibility to Protect (R2P).

The course brings together 30 participants made of policy makers from government institutions; personnel from the security services, non-governmental organizations and representatives from the African Union and ECOWAS.

It is being organized by the KAIPTC in collaboration with the Danish Government and the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect.

The Ambassador said the maiden R2P course was an extremely important programme, which would equip participants to ensure the operationalization of the responsibility to protect.

“Ghana has been very much at the forefront, it’s actually together with Denmark especially in international forums and at the United Nations, spearheading the operationalization of R2P,” she said

She said R2P was established by the International Community on the dark back ground of what had happened in Rwanda in 1994 and former Yugoslavia to prevent future genocides and other atrocities against humanities.

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in collaboration with the Danish Government and the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) is holding the maiden course on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P).

Participants would be taken through the foundations and evolution of R2P, its normative and legal frameworks. GNA

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