Network for the promotion of Culture of Peace
Addis Ababa, 20 September, 2013 UNESCO and the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research created an initiative which united representatives of 26 foundations, and peace research institutes who met on September 20th at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa and established a Network of Foundations and Research Institutions for the promotion of a Culture of Peace in Africa.
The general objective of the meeting was to get together to federate foundations and research institutions for the promotion of a Culture of Peace in Africa, in order to define a similar vision and a converging approach on how to build a culture of peace at national and international level.
“One day before the International Day of Peace which is celebrated on 21st September, we united here to establish the Network for the promotion of Culture of Peace. We at UNESCO believe that education is the foundation of any lasting peace and it is the driving force behind freedom and tolerance,” said Mr. Firmin Matoko, Director of UNESCO Addis Ababa quoting part of the message from the Director–General Irina Bokova published on the occasion of the International Day of Peace.
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