An international conflict management body, Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG) has announced that it would be honoring family of United Nations former Secretary, Kofi Anan, and Chief Justice of Singapore, Justice Sundaresh Menon, for their unforgettable contributions to humanity.
It said that the honor would be received by Anan’s family and Justice Menon in form of award and that the gesture is a special recognition of individuals with a track record of exemplary leadership, selfless service and commitment to the overall improvement of humanity
Through a statement released over the weekend by NCMG , it hinted that both Annan and Justice Menon, would be awarded at 2019 Peace Awards of the body, slate November 14th 2019, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja,.
It said: “For the 2019 NCMG Peace Awards, the NCMG Special Recognition Award shall be posthumously given to late Kofi Annan for his heroic efforts and success towards the restoration of peace in hostile countries including Nigeria.
“Awardees in this category are carefully selected for the impact which their selflessness and passion has brought towards meaningful change in the larger society”.
Accoding to the statement, Anna worked towards ending human rights abuse by implementing the adoption of UN’s first- ever counter terrorism strategy and ensuring that the Member States worked towards achieving the goal.
“Annan undertook wide- ranging diplomatic initiatives even after his term as Secretary General in the UN and he still remains an agent in promoting human rights, good governance and peace through his foundation called the Kofi Annan Foundation.
“The Foundation saves several lives from the violent extremism and supports countries facing difficult elections by providing elaborate solutions”.
Justice Menon deserved the award for his exemplary leadership in strengthening legal framework and improvisation ofinternational relations of Singapore.
Justice Menon is the first Singapore- born and nonChinese Chief Justice of the Republic of Singapore. He served the Supreme Court undervarious positions before becoming the Chief Justice and is the Chairman of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, a Council that safeguards the citizens against implementation of discriminatory laws by the Government.