Dear friends of the culture of peace,
At the beginning of 2015, we wish to keep you informed of the actions taken by UNESCO in favor of the culture of peace in Africa!
UNESCO has committed itself, as part of its "Operational Strategy for Africa Priority", to the implementation of the flagship program "Promoting a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence" with other organizations and individuals in order to create together a Pan-African Movement for the Culture of Peace in Africa.
Since 2012, initiatives have been included in the calendar of this program and implemented on the African continent:
- In June 2012, the International Forum "Culture of peace in West Africa: an imperative for economic development and a requirement for cohesion", Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
In March 2013, the Pan-African Forum "Sources and Resources for a Culture of Peace", Luanda, Angola
- In September 2013, the establishment of the "Network of Foundations and Research Institutions for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace in Africa", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- In March 2014, the Crans Montana Forum for African Women: Announcement of the creation of a Women's Network for a Culture of Peace in Africa, Brussels, Belgium
- In September 2014, the International Day of Peace and 25th Anniversary of the International Congress on Peace in the Minds of Men in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire
- In December 2014, the Forum "African Youth and the Challenge of Promoting a Culture of Peace" and the creation of the "Youth and Culture of Peace" network in Libreville, Gabon
And others are in preparation in 2015:
- the "Brazza + 20" Forum on the Culture of Peace in Brazzaville, Congo
- the Biennial Conference on the Culture of Peace in Africa, Luanda, Angola
- the launch of the campaign "Taking action for peace" in Liberia
At the 24th Summit of the African Union (AU), held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2015, the Conference of Heads of State and Government requested the Commission of the African Union (AU) AU to take all appropriate measures in consultation with UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Angola for the organization of the Biennial Forum for a Culture of Peace in Africa, "Biennale de Luanda", in 2015 and to study with UNESCO and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire the possibility of establishing a "School of Peace".
For more information: www.unesco.org/africa4peace
Merci de votre engagement dans le Mouvement panafricain pour la culture de la paix en Afrique !