The Gabonese Government, ECCAS, UNOCA, OIF and UNESCO, in cooperation with the Pan-African Youth Network for the Culture of Peace, are organizing from November 30 to December 2, 2017, the Pan-African Youth Forum for the culture of peace and the fight against radicalization for the creation of an early warning system in Central Africa

The first Pan-African Forum “African Youth and the Challenge of Promoting a Culture of Peace” was held in Libreville (Gabon) from 11 to 13 December 2014, under the High Patronage of His Excellency Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic, at the joint initiative of the Gabonese National Commission for UNESCO and the Omar Bongo Ondimba Foundation for Peace, Science, Culture and the Environment, with support and participation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the African Union (AU).

This forum, part of the implementation of the Action Plan for a Culture of Peace in Africa, adopted at the end of the Pan-African Forum “Sources and Resources for a Culture of Peace” (Luanda / Angola, March 2013) , has allowed the official launch of the Panafrican Youth Network for the Culture of Peace (PAYNCOP), which Gabon hosts from the Headquarters.

The present project “Pan-African Youth Forum for the Culture of Peace and the Fight Against Radicalization for the Creation of an Early Warning System in Central Africa” ​​is a continuation of this December 2014 forum , one of whose recommendations invited the Panafrican Youth Network for the Culture of Peace to meet now every two years, in a general assembly, in Libreville (Gabon).