University of Peace in Africa: Call for Registration

UPA Campus, Huye RWANDA, July 15 - August 5, 2018

Dear members of the Network of Institutions and Foundations for Peace in Africa,

Dear PANAFCI Members,

Dear members of the Emmaus Network,

Dear members of the WANEP Network,

Dear Academics and Peace Activists

The Africa Peace University (UPA) Team presents you and your partners with its Call for Registration for the 2018 UPA Session in Rwanda.

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CPNN (Culture of Peace News Network) bulletin of December 1, 2017


On November 25, 1960, the Mirabal sisters – three of four Dominican political dissident sisters – were murdered by order of Dominican dictator (1930-1961) Leonidas Trujillo, and since 1999, the United Nations General Assembly, designated the date as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in their honor. Is it our imagination or was the day not marked this year by actions that were stronger and more widespread than ever before?

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Diplomatic Success for Benin: Remarkable Support of the OIF for “Peace Through Another Way”

In the aftermath of the horrible terrorist tragedy that has just occurred in Egypt (more than 300 dead in a mosque!), The high authorities of the OIF (International Organization of La Francophonie), gathered in Paris on November 25 and 26, 2017 in plenary session unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by the Government of Benin to support this institution with the project "Peace by another way".

The "Peace Through Another Way" project promoted by Benin through the Pan-African Center for Social Prospective (CPPS), located in Porto-Novo, was launched with the support of the African Union, UNESCO and many other institutions in May 2015 at an international symposium in Cotonou which dedicated an African Education Initiative to peace and development through inter-religious and intercultural dialogue, supported by joint social actions of the associated religions for eradication of poverty.

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CPNN (Culture of Peace News Network) bulletin of November 1, 2017


This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), one of the civil society coalitions that supported the development of the United Nations Treaty to ban nuclear weapons. To quote the Nobel Committee, “Nuclear weapons pose a constant threat to humanity and all life on earth. Through binding international agreements, the international community has previously adopted prohibitions against land mines, cluster munitions and biological and chemical weapons. Nuclear weapons are even more destructive, but have not yet been made the object of a similar international legal prohibition.”

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