Training workshop of the Network of Women’s Associations of the Yamoussoukro District on the Culture of Peace and Social Cohesion organized by the FHB Foundation with the financial support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 15 and 16 August 2019 in Yamoussoukro.
National Symposium of Religious Leaders, Kings and Traditional Leaders for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in Côte d’Ivoire on the theme: “Contribution of religious leaders, kings and traditional leaders in the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire: What synergy for the promotion of the culture of peace and non-violence?”organized by the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research with the financial support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Yamoussoukro on 13 and 14 August 2019.
Message of good will from President Félix Houphouët-Boigny on the occasion of the first steps on the Moon of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969, 50 years ago.
In 2018, James R. Hansen recounts in the preface to a reissue of First Man – The First Man on the Moon, an interview he had in 2009 with Neil Armstrong, during which he was quoted the three messages that most impressed him:
- Félix Houphouët-Boigny for Côte d’Ivoire;
- Baudouin for Belgium;
- José Joaquín Trejos Fernández for Costa Rica.
I am very thankful for NASA’s kind attention in offering me the
services of the first human messenger to set foot on the Moon and
carry the words of the Ivory Coast.
I would hope that when this passenger from the sky leaves
man’s imprint on lunar soil, he will feel how proud we are to
belong to the generation which has accomplished this feat.
I hope also that he would tell the Moon how beautiful it is
when it illuminates the nights of the Ivory Coast.
I especially wish that he would turn towards our planet
Earth and cry out how insignificant the problems which torture
men are, when viewed from up there.
May his word, descending from the sky, find in the Cosmos
the force and light which will permit him to convince humanity
of the beauty of progress in brotherhood and peace.
According to Article 5 of the new Statutes of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny-UNESCO Peace Prize,
On February 21 and 22, 2019, the FHB Foundation organized a training seminar at its headquarters for the members of the regional chapter of the Yamoussoukro District Socialist Central Union. The theme of this seminar was: “Trade unionism and culture of peace: how to improve the working and living conditions of workers while preserving the peaceful social climate?” Its aim is to promote the values of social dialogue in unionism and the culture of peace, and to bring participants to use active and participatory tools, techniques and methods to facilitate learning the discourse of living together.
This activity was coordinated by Dr. Diénéba DOUMBIA, Director of the Department of Peace Research at the FHB Foundation. Some thirty members of the Yamoussoukro Humanism Central Unit headed by their Secretary General, Mr. Adama OULY, were built on three major topics in the form of workshops:
- the commitment of trade unionists to a constructive dialogue in a peaceful social climate,
- opportunities to learn about social dialogue and the culture of peace in the trade union world,
- and peace messages, plan of action, commitments, recommendations and Appeal.
This seminar ended with the graduation ceremony for all participants.