South Africa’s President’s speech on the Plant Trees, Not Bombs Campaign during Armed Forces Day

The Plant Trees Not Bombs campaign, is a partnership between the Ministry of Defence and ACCORD’s Global Peace initiative. It was launched on 14 November 2019 in Durban, South Africa, by the Minister of Defence, Ms. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, together with Mrs Graça Machel, Chair of Global Peace and Mr Fabrizio Hochschild, Under-Secretary General in charge of the UN’s 75th anniversary. The initiative will see militaries across the world planting 75 million trees, reforesting the world and changing the narrative about the role of militaries as well as highlighting the major threat of the 21st Century, Climate Change.