Regulation C/REG.16/12/12 on the Implementation of the ECOWAS Reference Manual on Education for Peace

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Economic Community of West African States

Regulation C/REG.16/12/12 on the Implementation of the ECOWAS Reference Manual on Education for Peace

The Council of Ministers,MINDFUL of Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the ECOWAS Treaty, as amended, establishing the Council of Ministers and defining its composition and functions;MINDFUL of Article 60 (b) of the said Treaty;MINDFUL of Protocol A/P1/87 on the Cultural Framework Agreement of the Economic Community of West African States;CONSIDERING that the pursuit and consolidation of peace through education is an essential process and necessary condition for the stability of the entire human society;ACKNOWLEDGING the necessity of promoting the culture of peace among the populations by providing the educational system with a Reference Manual on Education for Peace;CONVINCED that ECOWAS should develop technical and financial partnership with the United Nations Organization, or any other institution involved in issues relating to the pursuit and consolidation of peace with a view to ensuring effective implementation of the Manual;DESIROUS of implementing the ECOWAS Reference Manual on Education for Peace;ON THE RECOMMENDATION of the 4th meeting of the ECOWAS Ministers of Education (ECONED) held in Abuja on 6 October 2012;ENACTS:

Article 1 – Adoption

There is hereby adopted the ECOWAS Reference Manual on Education and Peace

Article 2 – Promotion of new programmes

The ECOWAS Commission shall develop a new programme in conjunction with Member States and the technical and financial partners with a view to ensuring wide promotion of the ECOWAS Reference Manual on Education for Peace.

Article 3 – Coordination of education for peace activities

The ECOWAS Commission shall develop and coordinate fruitful technical and financial partnership with the United Nations Organizations, or any other Institution Involved in the pursuit and consolidation of peace, with a view to achieving the goals of the Manual on Education for Peace.

Article 4 – Entry into force and publication

This Regulation shall come into force upon its signature by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers and shall be published by the Commission in the Official Journal of the Community within thirty (30) days after its signature. It shall also be published by each Member State in its Official Gazette within the same time frame.
Done at Abidjan, this 2nd day of December 2012H.E. Mr. Charles Koffi DibyChairman for Council
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