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Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:36 - Updated Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:36

Unesco and African Union committed to culture of peace

Luanda - UNESCO and the African Union (AU) reiterated Thursday in Luanda their commitment to promoting a culture of peace in Africa by supporting initiatives aimed at peacekeeping and concord among peoples.

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African Union representative, Ângela Martins

Photo: Henri Celso

The commitment was made during the launch ceremony of the Luanda Biennial - Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace, to be held in September this year in the Angolan capital.

The event will bring together participants from more than 15 African and Diaspora countries, guests from other continents, including Egypt, Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Mali, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Republic of Congo, DRC, Namibia, South Africa, Brazil and Italy.

According to Unesco Deputy Director General for Africa and Foreign Affairs, Edouard Firmni Matoko, the aim is to encourage the mobilization of partners to support projects to promote peace and sustainable development on the African continent.

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