The ambassador of peace, Prem Rawat, highlights the possibility of global harmony. He is a proponent of peace through the education of people and through humanitarian aid sharing. At the age of four, he gave his first talk about peace; and his peacekeeping works have inspired several people nowadays.
Other people take peace-building initiatives by creating blogs about peace, or by posting peace promoting articles on social networks. To make the world more peaceable, some peacekeeping initiatives have been taken by country leaders and presidents. This article is a description of the most beautiful peacekeeping initiatives taken political leaders.
Preventing violence through democratic election
Democratic elections give the citizens the right to elect their political leaders. In many countries, people vote for their president, mayor, counselors and community leaders. In other words, the citizens can freely choose their leaders to settle peace in the country. However, the downside of a democratic election is that the population does not always accept the election result.
For example, over the past decade, violence sparked from elections in Cambodia, Afghanistan, Philippines, and Pakistan. If the election results are boycotted, it may lead to political unrest, which create a big challenge to human security.
Democratic election fosters peace
Democratic elections are among the most successful ways used by politicians to promote peace in a country as well as with other countries. Opportunities for peaceful elections arise from the negotiation of election processes, to meet the needs of the parties. Such was the case in Tunisia (2014), Myanmar (2015), and Zimbabwe (2018).
Those countries are famous for high levels of election fraud and boycott. Additionally, it is crucial that politicians attend such conference as the "Elections to Peace" in 2018 to promote prevent any form of personal or interfaith attacks, and violence during an election.
Taking precautions to prevent unrests
In order to prevent political unrest from arising, it is efficient to anticipate possible risks of negative public reactions and design prevention strategies accordingly. Informing the population ahead of time for any changes in their usual routines is a good idea, rather than imposing them on any reforms within a brief period of time. This may include any changes made to election processes. Such was the case of the 2015 election in Myanmar, before a peaceful participation of its citizens took place.
Promoting peaceful dialogues
Inducing political leaders to peaceful dialogues is necessary to establish harmony. Peaceful dialogues prevent violence among political parties. Additionally, peaceful dialogues help political leaders to understand and address the concerns and the needs of the civil society better. This eventually entails good governance and effective, sustainable economic development.
In brief, the most successful political peace promoting initiatives result from the leaders themselves. As the peace ambassador, Prem Rawat, states on the International Peace Day 2019, both peace and war can be found in each individual. This implies that if each individual can be the author of peace or violence. It is possible to achieve global peace because if peace is within, the world is at peace.