PM Ready To Host National Dialogue On Sustaining Peace, National Security

Prime Minister Sogavare speaking at the Western Provincial Dialogue in Gizo last month.

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare is ready to host the national dialogue on sustaining peace and stability in Solomon Islands on 19-20 June.

In a meeting today with the Head of the UN Joint Presence in Solomon Islands, Ms Azusa Kubota and United Nations Peacebuilding Manager in Solomon Islands, Mr Angus Wandi, the Prime Minister stated he is looking forward to host this dialogue and keen to participate fully in all sessions during the two day event. 

The dialogue will be attended by Members of Parliament, Provincial Premiers, Women, Youth and Community Leaders. Prime Minister has also invited international stakeholders as observers.

This event is a collaborative effort by the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace and Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs with support from the UN Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) project.

The dialogue will be held at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara.

The Government with support from the UNPBF, has been holding a number of provincial- level dialogues. The National Dialogue presents an opportunity for recommendations remerging from these dialogues, as well as studies commissioned to date to allow for stakeholders to come together to discuss solutions to developmental, social cultural, economic and governance challenges facing the country.

The Dialogue will also provide an overview of the country’s path over the past decade towards peace and stability.  It will also highlight issues and recommendations by national stakeholders, including women and youth to further accelerate socio-economic development, governance, rule of law and reconciliation in the country. 

As the outcome of this Dialogue, leaders and participants will build consensus and reaffirm their commitments towards the implementation of some of the recommendations for sustaining peace and addressing development challenges, which will be captured in a communiqué.