Ghana Hosts World Day for African and Afro-descendant Culture 2022

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 Each year on January 24, World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture celebrates the many vibrant cultures of the African continent and African Diasporas around the world and promotes them as an effective lever for sustainable development, dialogue, and peace. As a rich source of the world’s shared heritage, promoting African and Afrodescendant culture is crucial for the development of the continent, and for humanity as a whole. 

UNESCO adopted 24 January as the World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in 2019. This date coincides with the adoption of the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance in 2006 by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. Celebration of this day also aims to promote the widest possible ratification and implementation of this Charter by African States, thereby strengthening the role of culture in promoting peace on the continent. The Day was an initiative of Mr. John Dossavi , President of RAPEC and backed by the Republic of Togo. The proposal to proclaim January 24 as World Day of African and Afrodescendants culture was submitted by Liberia, Mozambique and Togo and examined by UNESCO Executive Board at its 207th session. 

From January 24-26, Ghana shall be celebrating the World Day for African and Afro-descendant Culture (WDAAC) to highlight the contributions of cultures of the African continent and the African diasporas around the world, as well as their role in driving sustainable development, dialogue, and peace.