The fight against the recrudescence of violence in the region of Marahoué is a major concern for all populations. In schools, it is acutely that remedies are considered in order to circumscribe the specter of violence and the incitious acts that are gaining momentum. It is in this context that a training and capacity-building workshop was organized for students from Zuénoula at the Foyer des jeunes, on October 20 and 21, 2017. It is an initiative of the Youth Parliament of Côte d'Ivoire (PJCI) Zuénoula section, in partnership with the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research.
Africa is today the most conflict-ridden region in the world, due to the persistence and multiplication of armed conflicts, recurrent crises for the conquest of power and exploitation of resources, the development of terrorism and the religious extremism, maritime piracy, cross-border crime, threats due to global warming.
YOUTH TAKE THE LEAD
Youth and children took the lead as millions of people celebrated the International Day of Peace around the world. One cannot help but be charmed by their photos as they engage in many ways to promote a culture of peace.
International conference on “the stakes of the opposition in Africa”
Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Paris
The Mandela Institute is organizing an International Conference on “The Challenges of the Opposition in Africa”, on November 4, 2017 in Paris. Its aim is to reflect, with political actors and civil society, on a peaceful democratic governance approach in order to avoid post-electoral conflicts that are very damaging to Africa’s development. It is a constructive dialogue between the Power, the Opposition and the Civil Society on the consolidation of democratic institutions and the construction of a just society.
VISIT TO LATIN AMERICA
This bulletin deals with African issues of peace and security through the decisions and resolutions of the African Union (mainly by its Peace and Security Council) and those of the United Nations. He also discusses security issues through the international press.
(June 1 to August 31, 2017)
PEACE ED AROUND THE WORLD
History is not always reflected in the headlines of the mass media. Sometimes it is the "slow news" – events that are not considered newsworthy – that accumulate and change the course of history. A good example is slow but steady progress in peace education, which we salute in this month’s bulletin.
The website of the Global Campaign for Peace Education gives us a good overall view of the extent of peace education in the world today. One can begin simply with the list of their national and local endorsing organizations, who come from over 50 countries and all six continents.
PEACE IN COLOMBIA
The government of Colombia and the FARC guerilla movement have agreed on a ceasefire and plan for demobilization. The bilateral ceasefire and surrender of the weapons will begin with the signing of the final peace agreement (expected in July) and this last point will have a term development of 180 days. A monitoring group composed of delegates from the UN will be created by the FARC and the Colombian government to verify the delivery of the guns. Also announced was the creation of areas and camps for demobilized guerrillas and commitment by the authorities.
MARCHING TO SAVE OUR PLANET
Two major mobiliztions to preserve the planet took place this month in the United States and Canada. Close to a million people turned out across the United States and Canada for the March for Science on April 22. A week later, at least a quarter of a million turned out for the Peoples Climate March.