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The Congolese head of state received his invitation from the Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs of Luanda, Carolina Cerqueira.

The Head of State Denis Sassou N’Guesso exchanged, on June 8, with the Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs of Luanda, Carolina Cerqueira, carrying an invitation from Angolan President Joao Lourenço, addressed to his counterpart Congolese. The invitation concerns the holding of the Luanda Biennale, the second edition of the Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace and Non-violence in Africa and the African Diaspora, scheduled for October 4 to 8 in Luanda, Angola. The Luanda Biennale is organized around three main axes: the Alliance Partners Forum for Africa; the Youth and Women’s Ideas Forum; and the festival of cultures to promote the cultural diversity of African countries and their diasporas, as well as their capacity for resilience to conflicts and violence. This year 2021, the second edition of the “Luanda Biennale – Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace”, which is carried out jointly by UNESCO, the African Union (AU) and the government of the Republic of Angola, will be held in a hybrid format live from Luanda. The encounter will be broadcast to the world, merging digital and physical events. The second edition of the Pan-African Forum for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence is part of the action plan for a culture of peace in Africa adopted in Luanda (Angola) during the Pan-African Forum 2013. It follows the decision adopted in 2015, during the 24th session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, calling on the African Union Commission to work towards its organization, in consultation with Unesco and the government of the Republic of Angola. The initiative strengthens the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030, more specifically goals 16 and 17, and the aspirations of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, in particular: “the Agenda for Peace ”and the Flagship Project“ Silencing the Guns by 2020 ”. The forum also participates in the implementation of Unesco’s operational strategy for priority Africa (2014-2021) aimed at providing African responses to the transformations affecting African economies and societies.

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