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Today, 21 September 2014, marks the International Day of Peace that is observed worldwide annually. It is a day of reflection and commemoration of the ideals of peace within and among all people and nations. This year’s celebrations are also underpinned by the 30th year anniversary of the affirmation of ‘The Right of People to Peace’ by the United Nations.

Peace and security are matters of utmost priority for the IGAD region that continues to grapple with a myriad of security challenges.

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