Mozambique Peace Day

Mozambique Peace Day

October 4
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution that was established in 1985. It is funded by the United States Congress to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide.
To accomplish these goals, the Institute shares its knowledge, skills, and resources with others and directly engages in peace-building efforts around the world. The Institute is comprised of experts from the government, military, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia, and the private sector. In addition, the Institute partners with non-profit organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, international organizations, and the military. The USIP played an instrumental role in brokering the peace in Mozambique.
On October 4, 1992, after approximately 15 years of armed conflict throughout the Republic of Mozambique, Joaquim Alberto Chissano, President of the Republic of Mozambique, signed the Mozambique General Peace Agreement in Rome, Italy. The signing of this agreement essentially put an end to the country's civil war.
To commemorate this day, the Republic of Mozambique has declared October 4 as Peace Day.
CONTACTS:
United States Institute of Peace
1200 17th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
202-457-1700 or 202-429-6063
www.usip.org