Angola, UNESCO sign peace culture forum deal
an article by ANGOP, Agência AngolaPress
Angola and UNESCO signed Wednesday [February 13] in
Paris a deal in the framework of the Panafrican
Forum for a Culture of Peace set for March 26-27
this year in Luanda.
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The accord was signed for Angola by the permanent
delegate to UNESCO, ambassador Sita José, and for
the UN organisation by the assistant director for
External Relations, Eric Falt.
Jointly organised by UNESCO, Angolan Government
and the African Union Commission, the forum goes
with the theme “Africa: Foundations and Resources
for a Culture of Peace” and will be attended by
the secretary generals of the UNESCO National
The meeting will also be attended by the heads of
UNESCO offices to African countries, African Union
experts, representatives of UN systems and other
intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, media organs
and other institutions.
The protocol underlines the excellent relations of
cooperation between the Angolan Government and
UNESCO, particularly in the contribution to the
promotion of sustainable development and inter-
cultural dialogue through education, science and
culture, which are crucial elements to the UN
Education, Science and Culture Organisation.
[The previous forum in this series, held in June
2012 in Abidjian, was described in a CPNN
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Latest reader comment:
It is very appropriate that this new impulse for the culture of peace at UNESCO should come from Côte d’Ivoire, since the global movement for a culture of peace was initiated at a UNESCO conference in that country in 1989. See Yamoussoukro and Seville in the early history of the culture of peace.
Note added on September 2:
The official reports from the UNESCO Conference in Abidjian are now available: