07/03/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/03/2019 05:16
In Africa, the concept of the Culture of Peace is enriched by the values, belief systems, traditions, and cultural and artistic forms of expression that contribute to the respect of human rights, cultural diversity, solidarity and the rejection of violence to build democratic societies.
The Biennale for the Culture of Peace draws from Pan-African Forum 'Sources and Resources for a Culture of Peace' held in Luanda, Angola, in 2013, and aims to expand and sustain the Pan-African Movement for the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence.
The first edition of the Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace, Biennale of Luanda, will be held in the Angolan capital from 18 to 22 September 2019.
This continental initiative is intended to serve as:
The Biennale also aims to give a voice to African women and young people and to facilitate the launch of public awareness campaigns as part of the World Day of Peace (21 September).
The Biennale is organized around four main axes:
Cultures and Sports Alliance for Peace: gathering of international cultural, sport and music events for peace advocacy;
Edition 2019: 18 - 22 September (see Provisional Programme)