Promoting peace in Central Africa: Batchiellilys and youth evoke peace in its linguistic diversity


An article from L’Union, daily newspaper of Gabon (translated by CPNN)

The Pan African Youth Network for the Culture of Peace (Payncop), the Network of organizations of African youth leaders of the nations of Gabon (Rojalnu-Gabon) and the National Youth Council of Gabon (Cnjg), on Saturday [9 July] launched the youth campaign for promoting the culture of peace in Central Africa.


The event was held in the premises of the UN Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), partner in the project, as well as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations system in Gabon.

This was an opportunity for senior executives of the UN system, Vincenzo Fazzino, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barrys, and the media, in particular, to appreciate the song “Let us Give the Peace”, composed by the artist Annie-Flore Batchiellilys and presented in collaboration with African youth, as well as other materials used in the context of this campaign.

For the initiators of the project, the campaign aims to get media attention on the concept of culture of peace. The goal is to raise awareness of the public in general and youth in particular, about the role that each can play in building and consolidating peace and non-violence in daily life.

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