A Peace and Development scholar and staff of the Centre for Translation Art, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Mr. Paul Akingbola, was among 600 youths from nearly 120 countries that gathered recently in Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia, for the International Summit on Peace.
Organised by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) with support from the Government of Sarawak, the International Summit held between September 6 and 8, with the main aim of identifying the barriers and proffering pathways to world peace.
Among dignitaries were former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who was the closing keynote speaker, and MSNBC NewsAnchor, Richard Luias, the opening keynote speaker.
In his contributions at the interactive workshops designed to pioneer dialogue and action-oriented planning for the future of our world, at the summit, Akingbola, who is also the Peace Is Possible Campaign Director for JCI Nigeria, told the participants that “the truth about violence is not that it catches us unawares but that for many nations of the world, a problem is never a problem today until it finally becomes a problem tomorrow”.
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