Celebration of International Youth Day 2021!

Youth gets ready for the Biennale of Luanda 2021

Luanda, 12 August 2021, International Youth Day. The Ad Hoc Youth Committee, in charge of the selection of young people from Africa and the Diasporas to take part in the Intergenerational Dialogue of Leaders and Youth on " Cultural and heritage diversity of Africa and its Diasporas: brand of conflict or breeding ground for peace?” is pleased to announce the final selection of 111 young people, including 52 young women and 59 young men.

The selected candidates come from the following Member States:

49 African Countries

Algeria ; Angola ; Benin ; Botswana ; Burkina Faso ; Burundi ; Cameroon ; Cabo Verde ; Comoros ; Congo ; Ivory Coast ; Djibouti ; Egypt ; Ethiopia ; Gabon ; Gambia ; Ghana ; Guinea ; Guinea-Bissau ; Kenya ; Liberia ; Libya ; Madagascar ; Malawi ; Mali ; Morocco ; Mauritius ; Mozambique ; Namibia ; Niger ; Nigeria ; Central African Republic ; Democratic Republic of Congo ; Rwanda ; Sao Tome and Principe ; Senegal ; Seychelles ; Sierra Leone ; Somalia ; Sudan ; South Sudan ; Togo ; Tunisia ; Uganda ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe.

13 countries in the world

Australia ; Bolivia ; Brazil ; Canada ; Colombia ; Cuba ; France ; Haiti ; Peru ; Portugal ; Sweden ; United Kingdom ; United States ; Sweden

Scheduled to take place on 4 October 2021 in a hybrid form (virtual and face-to-face), this Intergenerational Dialogue of leaders and young people will be held within the framework of the 2nd edition of the Biennale of Luanda - "Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace" (4-8 October 2021).

The 111 selected youth will co-develop and implement a Programme entitled "Youth engaged in the Panafrican movement for a culture of peace and non-violence", whose objective is to enable the effective participation of young people and their organisations in the Intergenerational Dialogue and in the Thematic and Best Practice Forums of the Biennale of Luanda, as well as their effective contribution, in the medium and long term, to the Pan-African Movement for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence.

The Programme "Youth engaged in the Panafrican movement for a culture of peance and non-violence" is a contribution to the implementation of the 2030 and 2063 Agendas for peace and sustainable development.

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