It is in this symbolic city of Luena, in the province of Moxico, where the "Stop the fire" ending the Angolan civil war was signed in February 2002, that the Eduardo dos Santos Foundation (FESA) and UNESCO held an international conference on "Preventing violence and promoting the culture of peace during an election period in Africa".
The Eduardo dos Santos Foundation (FESA) organized an International Conference on the Culture of Peace on September 11, 2015 in Soyo (Angola). Among the participants were the Minister of Culture, the Secretary of State for External Relations of the Republic of Angola, the Secretary of State for Human Rights and the Secretary of State for the Family and the Advancement of Women , as well as representatives of the Network of Foundations and Research Institutions for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace in Africa, the Youth Network for the Culture of Peace in Africa, civil society, and religious and traditional organizations.
It was at the International Congress of UNESCO in 1989 in Yamoussoukro on the theme “Peace in the minds of men” that UNESCO adopted this vision where “Peace is more than the end of conflicts armed” and where “Peace is Behavior”.
At the initiative of UNESCO and the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace, representatives of 26 foundations and research institutions working in the field of peace in Africa met on September 20 and 21, Headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These organizations, with headquarters in some 20 countries on the African continent, have decided to form a network to coordinate their respective actions and implement common projects.