On the verge of peace in Uganda?
Second anniversary of Juba peace talks may see end to 22-year war
LRA leader Joseph Kony recently requested meetings with U.N. negotiators and the Ugandan government to clarify points of a final peace agreement. One LRA negotiator suggested that Kony could sign the agreement within the week.
In the meantime, agencies like World Vision working in war-torn northern Uganda are eager to see the agreement signed, but also caution that a piece of paper will not alone ensure peace and rehabilitation.
“Clearly, a peace agreement is crucial for the people of northern Uganda to be able to rebuild their shattered lives in peace and safety, but it’s not the only factor,” said Rory Anderson, World Vision’s deputy director for advocacy and government relations. “The international community, lead by the United States, must not only continue to engage on the peace talks, but invest in rebuilding the region in a way that doesn’t re-ignite conflict.”
World Vision staff currently are calling for the following:
Rory Anderson, deputy director for advocacy and government relations, World Vision, United States
The possible signing of a peace agreement in northern Uganda and the need for investment in reconstruction and rehabilitation in the region
This week, by appointment
From Washington, D.C. by phone or in-person
For more information, please contact Amy Parodi or Cynthia Colin.
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