22 November 2021
PARIS PEACE ACCORD FROM WAR TO PEACE Delivered online on 25th October 2021 hosted by The Initiative for Peacebuilding “Cambodia’s journey from war towards peace: Reflections from Cambodian peacebuilders on the 30-year anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Agreements” Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to be here in this online seminar to celebrate the 30th anni- versary of the signing of t. [...] It allows perspectives from the middle and grassroots levels to be shared to complete the story of massive international and national efforts to bring peace to a war-ravaged nation. [...] During the 30-year experience of post-war peacebuilding, following the Paris Peace Accord, I am personally involved in many peace activities, including the Dhammayietra (Peace Walk); the campaign to ban landmines; civil disarmament via the working group for weapon reduction; pioneering conflict transformation skills training in Cambodia via the Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) and the Ce. [...] At the same time, peace destroys Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies www.centrepeaceconflictstudies.org PARIS PEACE ACCORD FROM WAR TO PEACE the desire to seek answers through violence, and focuses us on fundamental questions such as healing, reconciliation, and the prevention of similar atrocities from happening again in the future. [...] The guilt, the hate, the revenge, and the grievance of the older generation are always obstacles to future justice, reconciliation and healing.