3 July 2019

Angola: Government Presents Luanda Biennial to Partners Alliance

Luanda — The Luanda Biennial Pan-African Forum for a Culture of Peace, to be held between September 18 and 22 in the country's capital and in the coastal Benguela Province, was presented on Tuesday to the Alliance of Partners for Culture of Peace in Africa.

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Culture miister, Maria da Piedade de Jesus

The biennial aims at creating an African movement that can disseminate the importance of a culture of peace, taking into account the development and affirmation of African countries in various fields, particularly in the defence of human and minority rights, as well as the fight against corruption.

The holding of such event in Angola proves the political will of the government to establish ever closer cooperation with Unesco to promote a true culture of peace in Africa and represents the recognition of Angola's example in strengthening Peace and national reconciliation.

Culture minister Maria da Piedade de Jesus emphasized that the Angolan government is strongly committed to strengthening social cohesion, promoting values ??of tolerance, mutual respect and the promotion of cultural diversity.

The government official added that the ideas to be produced in Luanda will be the driving force behind the numerous projects of social responsibility and for the recovery of actions that constitute good practices in the field of education, science and culture.

She called on the partners' commitment to unite efforts and make the Luanda Biennial a continental and international brand, as its brand logo "Enhancing a multiplier effect of good practices" she suggests.

"It is a an alliance with multiple players to meet the challenges of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations, and 2063, the African Union, promote development, exchange of experience, among other activities actions," she reaffirmed. In turn, National Commission Coordinator Alexandra de Aparicio said that the event aims to develop and strengthen the Pan-African Movement for the Culture of Peace and non-violence through the establishment of innovative partners, international organizations and private sectors.

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