The All-African Cultural Festival

CM/Res. 168 (XI)


The Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity, meeting in its Eleventh Ordinary Session in Algiers, Algeria, from 4 to 12 September 1968,

Having considered the report on the All-African Cultural Festival as presented by the Preparatory Committee,

Convinced that the successful holding of this Festival will help to promote African culture and thus intensify inter-African co-operation in related fields,

Aware that UNESCO’s contribution to this Festival would be of considerable significance, Determined to contribute to the holding of a successful All-African Cultural Festival,

  1. INVITES the Administrative Secretary General to make the necessary approach to UNESCO for assistance within the framework of the agreement between the OAU and UNESCO;

  1. INVITES the African Members of UNESCO’s Executive Board to include in the draft budget for the financial year 1969/70 a financial contribution from UNESCO towards the Organization of this Festival;

  1. URGES the African Group to take action at the fifteenth session of the General Conference with a view to ensuring that this contribution is voted.

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