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“Education vital to promote peace” – Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

UTV | COLOMBO – Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says education is vital in promoting a culture of peace.

The Minister speaking at the Forum for a Culture of Peace convened by the President of the General Assembly at the UN General Assembly said Sri Lanka asserts and re-affirms its commitment to building a culture of peace, and recognizes the need for continuous support to further strengthen this global commitment.

Minister Rajapakshe added flagging vital issues such as multilateralism, empowerment of women, national ownership, education, media and technological advances in fostering a culture of peace.

The Minister delivering the keynote address at a Summit of Parliamentarians, pointed out that when thinking about the role of Parliaments in implementing the SDGs, they must realize that there can be no development without peace and no peace without development.

It is vital, he said, to understand the interlinkages between the seventeen SDGs and underpinning by Goal 16 on building peaceful, just, and inclusive societies.

Similarly, the minister stressed, there can be no sustainable peace without the Rule of Law.

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