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.

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A Pan-African Forum for Innovative Youth Mobilization for the Culture of Peace in Africa

From December 11 to 13, 2014, Libreville hosts the Pan-African Forum on "African Youth and the Challenge of Promoting a Culture of Peace in Africa". Organized jointly by the Omar Bongo Ondimba Foundation and the Gabonese National Commission for UNESCO, in collaboration with UNESCO, this international meeting aims to launch a network of youth organizations working to spread a culture of peace in Africa in through actions in favor of dialogue, tolerance and social inclusion. Young people will be at the forefront of the three-day forum organized by them, for them and with them. One hundred young people representing 45 youth organizations and African national youth councils will be gathered. All regions of the continent will be represented, including the Diaspora. To ensure that young participants have maximum autonomy and initiative, UNESCO made available to them three months ago an online platform which enabled them to take up the stakes of the debate.

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Schedule of the Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Culture of Peace

Under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

"Peace in the minds of men and women"

Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Birth of the Culture of Peace Concept

Launch of Activities of the Network of Foundations and Research Institutions for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace in Africa

Yamoussoukro, September 21-22-23, 2014

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