Each year, the International Day of Peace (IDP) is observed worldwide on September 21st. The United Nations General Assembly designates this day as a time for strengthening the ideals of peace by promoting non-violence and cease-fire for 24 hours. In our present world, the need for peace is more critical than ever before. This year’s theme, “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals,” calls for collective action to foster peace. Recognizing both individual and shared responsibilities, this theme emphasizes the role of peace in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and cultivating a culture of peace for all.
Rationale of Programme and Objectives
It is in this context that the Brahma Kumaris – Global Peace House is organizing the ‘Global Goals for Peace Confluence’ on:
Date and Time
Saturday, 23rd September 2023, from 9:00 to 12.30 hrs (GMT+4)
Global Peace House, Royal Road, Koyratty, Pamplemousses, Republic of Mauritius
The ‘’Global Goals for Global Peace’’ confluence is a gathering aimed at raising awareness about the pivotal role of building peace both within and outside and its impact in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This event will serve as a platform for stakeholders engaged in each SDG to foster interaction, showcase their work, and explore local solutions that address global challenges using an inside-out approach. Additionally, participants will be offered an opportunity to experience inner peace and gain insights into constructing sustainable solutions for a harmonious world.
Who can participate?
This event is an exclusive gathering, extending invitations to individuals, private and public organizations, and civil societies that are engaged in the advancement of the Global Goals. Registration is mandatory for physical attendance.
- Registration and Video Clips
- Candle Lighting and Artistic Presentation on Peace
- Welcome Speech by the Organisers
- Video Message on Peace
- Presentations on Economic, Environmental, and Social Aspects of the Global Goals and Peace by keynote speakers
- Audience Sharing on Specific SDGs
- Summing Up on Global Goals
- Presentation on the Inside-Out Approach to Sustainable Solutions for Global Peace
- Experience of Inner Peace
- Participant Sharings
- Blessings and Group Photo
Participants can anticipate the following outcomes from their involvement in the confluence:
– Experience of Inner Peace
– Learning from Best Practices
– Networking Opportunities
– Strengthened Solidarity Between Civil Societies
For inquiries and registration, please contact Mr. Vikram Dookna:
– Telephone: +230 2493061, +230 57585980,
– Email: email@example.com
Brahma Kumaris – Global Peace House
Vassen is a qualified Oceanographer as well as CEO Registered Professional Environmental Engineer, Director as well as main consultant of Delphinium Ltd which is an environment and oceanography consultancy office, comprising of 10 technical and administrative staff. Vassen’s organization collaborates with several international institutions including the Rimouski Oceanographic Centre in Canada and the Ecole des Mines in France and ensures cost effective and timely delivery of the consultancy works and reports of the company to clients. Vassen also promotes and carries out capacity building activities for the staff and overseas trainees, mobilises resources and collaborates with local and international donor agencies including the United Nations Development Programme, the European Union, Canada, Australia, France, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Commonwealth Foundation, and the private sectors.
Rajiv Ramlugon holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Mauritius, a master’s degree in environmental engineering (with distinction) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and an MBA in Global Sustainable Management from Anaheim University (California). He has 25 years of experience in the field of corporate sustainability in Mauritius and has also been involved in the implementation and management of various international quality, environmental and sustainability standards. In 2007, after spending 10 years in the field of solid waste management, he joined Omnicane which is one of the largest groups in the sugar cane and energy sector in Mauritius. He is currently the Group Chief Sustainability Officer at Omnicane and is responsible for all matters related to environmental management, renewable energy and sustainable supply chain management. He is also the CSR Coordinator of Omnicane Foundation whose mission is to promote community development and empowerment within the framework of Omnicane’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dr Takesh Lucko
Dr Takesh Luckho holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and a Masters in Applied Economics (specialisation in International Trade and Economic Diplomacy) and a PhD in International and Development Economics from the University of Mauritius (UOM). Dr Luckho has been working in various public and private sectors (local and international) over the years, including higher education institutes and is currently posted as a full-time lecturer in economics at the Open University of Mauritius (OU). Dr Luckho’s research interest is centred on topics like regional integration, international trade policymaking and development-related issues such as poverty, inequality and gender bias.
Sister Gaitree Ramparsad
Sister Gaitree is the Chairperson of the Brahma Kumaris for Mauritius. With 40+ years of meditation practice, her words of wisdom touch the depth of our hearts, leading us to peacefulness and tranquillity which is the basis for creativity and innovation. Sister Gaitree organizes and facilitates seminars as well as retreats which enable the audience to learn on how to tap into their inner powers to become mentally very strong. With her own vast experience, she guided many people on how to develop the capability to face adverse situations with a smile. She is the main facilitator for running courses and lectures on inner leadership, women empowerment, and self-Management among others. Currently based at the Global Peace House meditation centre, she leads by example on integrating ecological practices into spiritual teaching.
Your active participation in the “Global Goals for Global Peace Confluence” will contribute to our shared pursuit of a more peaceful and sustainable world.
Registration and Fees
- Registration is important to help us organized the event efficiently.
- This event is offered free of charge as a service to the community.
- The Brahma Kumaris runs on voluntary contributions, both financial and in kind, from individuals who have benefited personally through its courses and activities
Explanation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
1. No Poverty (SDG 1): End poverty in all its forms everywhere. Ensure that everyone has access to basic necessities, social protection, and economic opportunities.
2. Zero Hunger (SDG 2): End hunger, achieve food security, and improve nutrition. Ensure sustainable agricultural practices and equitable distribution of resources.
3. Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3): Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Focus on healthcare access, disease prevention, and mental health.
4. Quality Education (SDG 4): Ensure inclusive and equitable education for all. Enhance literacy, numeracy, and skills to empower individuals.
5. Gender Equality (SDG 5): Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. End discrimination, violence, and unequal practices.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6): Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Improve water quality and manage water resources efficiently.
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7): Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. Promote clean energy sources and energy efficiency.
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8): Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth. Ensure full and productive employment and decent work for all.
9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG 9): Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
10. Reduced Inequality (SDG 10): Reduce inequality within and among countries. Address income inequality, social disparities, and discrimination.
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11): Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Focus on urban planning, housing, and efficient resource use.
12. Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12): Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Reduce waste, promote recycling, and minimize environmental impact.
13. Climate Action (SDG 13): Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Implement policies and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
14. Life Below Water (SDG 14): Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources. Prevent marine pollution and protect marine ecosystems.
15. Life on Land (SDG 15): Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems. Combat desertification, restore degraded land, and prevent biodiversity loss.
16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (SDG 16): Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions. 17. Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17): Strengthen global partnerships for sustainable development. Mobilize resources, share knowledge, and collaborate across sectors.