"Peace is reverence for life. Peace is the most precious possession of humanity. Peace is more than the end of armed conflict.Peace is a mode of behaviour.Peace is a deep-rooted commitment to the principles of liberty,justice, equality and solidarity among all human beings.Peace is also a harmonious partnership of humankind with the environment.Today, on the eve of the twenty-first century, peace is within our reach."
(Preamble of Yamoussoukro declaration on peace in the mind of men, 1989)
Twenty-five years after the International Congress of UNESCO held in Yamoussoukro (Côte d’Ivoire) on the theme "Peace in the minds of men", that gave birth in 1989 to the concept of culture of peace, the UNESCO and the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for peace research will jointly celebrate this anniversary in Yamoussoukro from 21 to 23 September 2014.
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