UNESCO's action in favor of a culture of peace in Africa is part of the implementation of the "Intersectoral and interdisciplinary action program for a culture of peace and non-violence. As well as in UNESCO's Medium-Term Strategy (2014-2021), which identified “building peace by building open, peaceful and strong societies” as one of Africa's two main areas of action. This action also aims to contribute to the implementation of the programs on regional integration, peace, security and democracy established in the Strategic Plan of the Commission of the African Union by implementing the Charter for Cultural Renaissance. Africa, the “Make Peace Happen” campaign launched by the African Union in 2010 and its 2063 Agenda for Africa's development.
The overall objective of this action for Africa is to build on the sources of inspiration and the potential of the continent's cultural, natural and human resources and to identify concrete proposals for action to build lasting peace, cornerstone of endogenous development and Pan-Africanism. The “Action Plan for a Culture of Peace in Africa” adopted in Luanda (Angola), in March 2013, provides the framework: objectives, general recommendations and proposals for action. Read more