Togolese Republic to host “Second African Peace Conference”

. DISARMAMENT & SECURITY.

Press release by the Conference organizers

The Togolese Republic will be hosting from 21 to 25 August 2017 the ‘’Deuxièmes Assises Africaines de la Paix’’ hereinafter referred to in English as ‘’Second African Peace Conference’’ which has as its main theme “The youth in search of peace in Africa”.

Africa is still faced with the challenges of peace, security and stability. However, the determined efforts of our countries and the African Union to ensure the socio-economic recovery or even the development of the continent have been seriously drained by the scourge of armed conflicts.

This big event will be a privileged Forum for the youth not only to debate on the alarming situation of the continent : bloody wars, conflicts and centers of tension at the 3rd millennium but also to propose concrete solutions which will reinforce the ceaseless efforts displayed by the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution of the African Union.

This conference will also mark the end of four years of research devoted to the development of an action plan on the education of the culture of peace. This peace is one of the main concerns of the African youths, because without this, no economic or social development is attainable.

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Question related to this article:

Pan-African initiatives for peace: Are they advancing?

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[Note: African youth are invited by the conference to submit literary compositions promoting peace in Africa. See article here.]

At the end of this conference, the final document : THE LOMÉ PLAN OF ACTION in which will be found concrete actions in favour of peace, will be adopted and submit to the African Heads of State and Government for their appreciation at the thirty second ordinary Summit of the Assembly of the African Union so that peaceful and lasting solutions could be found for conflicts and wars in Africa.

For further information, please contact :

SECOND AFRICAN PEACE CONFERENCE

Organizing Committee

233, Rue Doufouli **Villa Tsowou Abalo N°77

01 Boîte Postale 4950 Lomé – Togo

Tel : (228) 22.37.07.22 ; 22.35.19.15 ; 90.45.11.42 ; 97.97.39.91 Fax : (228) 22.21.26.37

E-mail : secretariat@paap-fapc.org ; paapgkl@gmail.com ; paapgkl@yahoo.fr

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