Message from the Africa Department of UNESCO on the Culture of Peace in Africa of March 30, 2015

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 March 2013, the Pan-African Forum "Sources and Resources for a Culture of Peace", Luanda, Angola

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:

Merci de votre engagement dans le Mouvement panafricain pour la culture de la paix en Afrique !

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