October 25th, 2014
United Religions Initiative (URI) Africa presented its 2014 Africa Peace Award to Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on October 25th, 2014. The Prestigious Africa Peace Award of URI Africa presented to IGAD in appreciation and acknowledgment of their many crowning achievements.
The trophy, which bears the universal peace message “May Peace Prevail On Earth” was given to honor IGAD’s work in Conflict Prevention Management and Resolution through the Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism, an effort in enhancing regional integration and controlling drought and infrastructure development across the region.
The Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to Djibouti and Permanent Representative to IGAD, HE Hussein Elamin Elfadil, on behalf of IGAD member states, along with the Executive Secretary of IGAD, Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, received the award from Ambassador Mussie Hailu, URI Regional Director for Africa and Representative of URI to the United Nations Office in Africa, Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission. The award ceremony took place at Djibouti Palace Kempinski in Djibouti, North Africa.