International Conference on Genocide Prevention, Culture of Peace and Education about the Holocaust in Africa

When, local time: 
Monday, 1 June 2015 - 9:30am to Tuesday, 2 June 2015 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Senegal, Dakar
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions

The conference will involve eminent historians of the Holocaust and of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda as well as human rights expert with a view to encourage sharing of experience amongst education stakeholders of the region and explore further strategies to introduce education about the history of genocides and a culture of peace in education policies of African countries, notably in support of UNESCO’s related activities in the region.

The conference will be opened on Monday 1 June 2015 by H. E. Mr Sidiki Kaba, Minister of Justice of Senegal and the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in the presence of high level state representatives, the diplomatic corps, representatives of international organizations, and African, European and American academics. The key note speaker will be Mr Adama Dieng, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide.

The Dakar conference is part of a larger series of 6 conferences on the same theme organized by the Aladdin Project in cooperation with UNESCO in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The first such event took place in Istanbul in 2013.