Published on August 22, 2014
The year 2013 saw many significant advances in the work of the Global Peace Foundation. In Nigeria, following the declaration of a state of emergency for three states in northern Nigeria by President Goodluck, GPF and partners convened Muslim and Christian leaders as well as traditional rules in a national consultation, resulting in the launch of a nationwide initiative to build unity among Nigeria's people, the One Family Under God campaign. GPF's Character and Creativity Initiative also made significant progress in Kenya and launched in Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Uganda, Paraguay, Brazil and Indonesia. GPF's All-Lights Village is pioneering comprehensive approach to development in rural communities. In December more than 1,200 government, civil society and faith leaders from 40 nations gathered in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for the Global Peace Convention, addressing the social cohesion and the challenge of identity-based conflict.