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Genocide Prevention: Let’s Give Peace A Chance – Women Affairs Minister

The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, is set to join stakeholders around the world in the fight against genocide.

According to a press release, signed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi on June 1, Tallen will join very eminent women around tbe globe to draw up a framework for ‘analysis of atrocious crimes’.

This came in response to the request of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to have the Nigeria’s Women Affairs Minister serve on the UN Committee, in order to perfect the UN Framework for Analysis and Prevention of Atrocities which seek to eliminate a group or groups of people. 

The request got to the Minister through the Under Secretary General and Special Adviser of the United Nation’s Secretary General on Prevention of Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu of Kenya, who visited yesterday, 1st June, 2022.

At the end of the process, the Framework for Analysis and Prevention of Atrocities will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Tallen accepted the offer from the UN Secretary General, for Nigeria to “borrow” the World body the indefatigable champion of women, to reinforce the UN Committee on Prevention of Genocide, to go round countries and continent of the world, in order to help articulate and perfect not only the framework for analysing but also develop UN policy that will prevent atrocities which are directed at or may lead to the elimination of a group or groups of persons such as were witnessed in Rwanda and some other parts of the World.

Tallen who earlier acknowledged the work and mandate given to Alice Nderitu as “risky but strategic to the world”, maintained that effort must be exerted into finding solutions to issues affecting peace and causing violence in our world.

“Women are calling for peace and we must give peace a chance” she said.

The UN Under Secretary disclosed that Dame Tallen is being requested to bring up the voice and perspectives of women in Nigeria, Africa and globally, and to lead the womenfolk to do the job of articulating the perspectives of women to peace building.

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