Formation of the Greater Upper Nile Association of North America (GUNANA) and Call for Neighborhood Peace Initiative and Mutual Understanding among the people of Upper Nile Region in South Sudan and Diaspora
March 16, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Greater Upper Nile Association of North America (GUNANA) was formed in April 2014 with the mission to promote unity, neighborhood peaceful co-existent and mutual understanding among the people of the Upper Nile Region.
This initiative was welcomed by the major communities in the said region with the appointment of the Interim Coordination Team representing the diverse communities of the three states that comprise the Upper Nile Region. GUNANA calls for unity and peaceful neighborhood initiative among the inhabitants of the three States and the protection of our mutual interests as a region. GUNANA calls on the sons and daughters of the Upper Nile Region both in government and in the opposition to protect and observe our historical relations as people of the same neighborhood with long ties, shared beliefs and traditions dating back to the inhabitations of the modern day, South Sudan Since its inception, GUNANA has conducted national and international dialogue among South Sudanese from the Upper Nile Region in both the USA and Canada with the hope of eventually realizing a global outreach of its community members.
To this end, GUNANA calls on the people of Upper Nile Region in the Diaspora and back home to organize themselves by establishing Greater Upper Nile Associations wherever they reside. It is our hope that this initiative to foster peace and unity in our Neighborhood and the protection of our mutual interests will be a stepping-stone towards the realization of lasting peace in the Republic of South Sudan whom many of our sons and daughters gave their precious lives for our freedom and the freedom of generations to come. Remember: Charity begins at home. Therefore, in order to find lasting peace in our nation, which has been so elusive, we need to start with dialogue within our own neighborhood.
As such, GUNANA is planning to host and sponsor its first national and International conference this summer 2015 in the United States and cordially invites all sons and daughters of the Upper Nile region to this important event. To make the conference a success, we need the contribution, participation and input of the members of the Upper Nile region. Please mark your calendars and keep up with the conference event through our frequent updates.
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