It is no surprise to anyone that the sectarian, ethnic, and social conflicts have an effect on the unity of people. There are many examples of external forces taking advantage of these conflicts by undermining social achievements in these countries. The social fabric of Syria has been severely damaged due to the vicious crimes committed by the regime and its thugs. This has led to increased social instability and opened the door for acts of revenge, retaliation, displacement, and demolition on a large scale. In addition to the war raging in the country, instances of extremism have risen amongst young people, which has caused serious divisions in the community and leads to long lasting bitter disputes.
For this reason it is a priority at this time to build a regulatory and intellectual framework allowing for the creation of an expanded social movement in all Syrian governorates before and after the fall of the regime. Therefore, any possible divisions and adverse effects on Syrian society will be avoided - this what we mean by ‘national peace’. Achieving this would allow Syrians to build a state, treating the large scale destruction of their cities and villages, and acknowledging that participation in society and peaceful society are required to fulfil these needs. Achieving an acceptable level of national peace will confront a wall of resistance from enemies inside and outside the country that try to exploit conflicts for their own interests.
Therefore, the Syrian Coalition established the Syrian Council for National Peace uniting the Local Councils for National Peace from all the Syrian governorates under one umbrella. This is a daunting task as maintaining national peace in a country torn apart by a regime is a very difficult task. However, concerted effort, teamwork, and organization and operating on the basis of seeking the public interest will help us achieve our goals.
The initiative of the National Peace Council is an open invitation to every Syrian concerned for his homeland and country so that they may come forward and help hand in hand with Syrians to build the new free invincible Syria.
The Syrian people are known for their chivalry, goodness, and love for others and this will show God Willing in the coming days.
Goals of the National Peace Council:
The National Peace Council is an institution of the Syrian Coalition. The Syrian Council’s members were chosen from the Coalition’s General Assembly. This individuals activities and business contribute to the achievement of National Peace in Syria and achieving the following goals:
Tasks of the Syrian National Peace Council:
Administrative Structure of the National Peace Council:
The Council is made up of:
There are 19 members on the council. They will represent all the Syrian governorates including Damascus and Aleppo, one for each of the cities and their suburbs (four total), three representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Justice, and Finance. It is possible to increase the number of members to 30.
National Peace Councils: