The Luanda Biennial - Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace is a joint initiative of the Republic of Angola, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the African Union (AU).

Publication of Biennale of Luanda 2023 -Education, Culture of Peace and African Citizenship as Tools for the Continent's Sustainable Development

The event, which takes place every two years in the Angolan capital, aims to promote the prevention of violence and the resolution of conflicts, encouraging cultural exchange in Africa and dialogue between generations.

Designed as a space for reflection and dissemination of artistic works, ideas and good practices related to the culture of peace, it brings together representatives from governments, civil society, the artistic and scientific community and international organizations.

The event is one of the implementation mechanisms of the "Action Plan for a Culture of Peace in Africa/Let us act for peace" adopted in March 2013 in Luanda, at the Pan-African Forum "Sources and Resources for a Culture of Peace".

The Luanda Biennial also has the following objectives:  

  • Work towards daily and sustainable individual and collective appropriation and implementation of the concept of a culture of peace on the continent;

  • Strengthen, from a global point of view, the Pan-African Movement for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence;

  • Serves as a global cooperation platform for the development of strategies to prevent violence and conflicts and the spread of initiatives and good practices to build sustainable peace and development in Africa (Thematic Forums).

The Biennale has the following programs: 

  • Intergenerational dialogue between leaders and young people;

  • Thematic and good practice forums;

  • Meetings of Partners for the Culture of Peace in Africa;

  • Festival of Cultures.

Posted by Abraham Kebede

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