PLANETE PAIX was among the guests at the 70th Anniversary Roundtable of the African Synod on Human Rights in Africa to contribute to the issue of human rights in Africa. This round table was initiated by the Justice and Peace Commission of the Convent of Saint Dominic, the Center for Research and Action for Peace (CERAP) and the Ivorian League of Human Rights (LIDHO) on December 10, 2018 at CERAP Cocody Mermoz.
Three topics, taken from the central theme: “What lessons can we draw from the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Africa? “.
The 1st : “African traditions and human rights” was treated by Dr. Francine DASSÉ. The second : “The realities of the application of the UDHR in Africa” by Me. Traoré DRISSA. And finally, the third: “The prospects for improving the governance ragarding the situation of human rights and human development in Africa” by Dr. N’gouan Patrice.
Quoting Prof. OURAGA OBOU, all the participants recognized that rights in Africa are widely proclaimed, inadequately protected and constantly violated. So, 3 types of solution levers were recommended, namely:
– The institutional, political and administrative levers
– Diplomatic levers for example banchmarking
– And the civil and communication levers, the financing of Civil Society Organizations as an example.
A delegation from the NGO PLANÈTE PAIX was present at the conference-dedication of the conference book Côte d’Ivoire : Presidential election (s) by the year 202O. This delegation was led by Mr. FOFONA N’godji, President of the Adjamé branch, accompanied by Mr. N’guessan Koffi Denis and Mr. Traoré Mory. The conference was opened by the Foundation Representative FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG Mr. THILO Schone with a quote from Socrates “Our youth loves luxury, he makes fun of authority and has no respect for the elders … they get up when an old man comes in. They answer back to their parents and chat instead of working. “ Indeed, through this quote he wants to carry an analysis on youth. The Representative stressed that today’s youth face the employment challenge, unlike their parents. Thus, even if they are not entirely responsible for crises they can change things. We had five people at the conference table namely Dr. Malou KOUASSI Angel Aristide the author of the book “Côte d’Ivoire Presidential Election (s) by 2020”, Mr. ANAMAM Narcis 1st Vice President of PDCI RDA youth, Ms. Carelle letitia Goli blogger, editor and feminist and Leonelle, politician. Dr. Malou kOUASSI Angel Aristide insisted on the encouragement of the Friedrich Ebert Stifung Foundation which allowed him to write the book. The author has made a general and relevant analysis on the policy and show the stakes of the presidential elections 2020. According to the author the electoral problems are located on several levels namely the security, the educational system, the economic system etc … He added that the system is not educational but rather an informative system. The debate was open and interesting.
On the eve of October 13, 2018 local elections, PLANETE PAIX initiated, as part of its program “Peace Digital Elections, a conference on the issue: “Local Elections: What issues and challenges for Young People in Côte d’Ivoire? “. Mr. Hervé Dalmas KOKOU, Director of Amnesty International Cote d’Ivoire, the speaker of the day noted the need for young people to go to information in general and to learn about the electoral process. Moreover, according to him, young people represent the highest rate in terms of percentage. As a result, they must become aware of their role and their weight in the political and electoral game. Mr. Hervé Dalmas KOKOU, highlighted two issues related to local elections namely, political issues and economic issues.
Addressing political issues, he stressed that young people must understand the true meaning of politics as guarantor of the advancement of society. For him, good involvement and understanding of politics is the bedrock of social peace. In terms of economic issues, he made it clear that participatory, transparent and peaceful elections are the guarantor of any economic development.
After explaining the challenges facing young people before, during and after the elections, he urged young people not to become a human shield and an electoral battle.
The speaker concluded by inviting all participants to exercise their right to vote and stand for their rights in general for a peaceful and prosperous society.
Participants stressed the need to implement this activity of such importance on a large scale and throughout the territory. The participants stressed the need to implement this activity of such importance on a large scale and throughout the territory.
They also undertook to vote the candidates according to the content of their social project and no longer according to their social status, their ethnicity, their region or religion. Thus, before any vote they will work to check if the candidate has a project. If so, they will consider whether the candidate’s project is SMART ie Specific, Measurable, Achievable and Realizable in certain period of Time.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the NGO PLANETE PAIX had a working session with the EMPOW’HER NGO at the AMERICAN SPACE located at the UFHB as part of the November 2018 summit. The NGO delegation PLANETE PAIX was composed of President Achille COMOE, Secretary General Florent YAO and the advisor to PLANETE PAIX for Relationship with International Institutions LOUKOU Yao Meyrieux. On behalf of the NGO EMPOW’HER Miss Morgane AWU the Project Manager and her collaborator Miss Marie BONNEFOIS were present. The discussions began with a briefing by Mr Achille COMOE on the actions taken to organize the summit. After this presentation, Miss. BONNEFOIS came forth with the names of some media partners who could somehow cover or disseminate the activities of the summit. Many other topics were covered during the session, including the time allotted to panelists and the question of internships.