Establishing Ministries of Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Geoff HarrisEmail author


This chapter explains the concept of a ministry of peace which has the main aim of building a culture of peace. It identifies five broad functions and nine specific tasks which such a ministry would undertake. It notes four possible objections to such a ministry and attempts to answer these. There are currently five countries with such ministries the Solomon Islands, Nepal, Costa Rica, South Sudan and Timor Leste – which were established in quite different circumstances and with different purposes.


Ministries of peace Culture of peace Solomon Islands Nepal Costa Rica South Sudan Timor Leste 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Durban University of TechnologyDurbanSouth Africa

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