Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (31st sess. : 1976)
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  • Date:
    30 November 1976

41. Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 3148 (XXVIII) of 14 December 1973, Referring to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,[1] in particular to article 15, which reaffirms the right of everyone to participate in the preservation and development of culture, Conscious of the need for agreement on a system of values based on justice, equality, freedom and fellowship and on the recognition of the unity of mankind with all its diverse peoples, races and cultures, Convinced that contacts and exchanges between different cultures on the basis of the equality and the sovereignty of States can make a genuine contribution to the enrichment of cultural values on a national, regional and world-wide scale, Conscious that the recognition of cultural identity as an integral part of the mobilization of society is an essential factor in the achievement and preservation of independence, national sovereignty and development, Convinced that the forthcoming Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture will contribute immensely to the promotion of international co-operation and understanding,

1. Commends the efforts made thus far by the international community, including international organizations and the International Festival Committee, in the preparations for the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture;

2. Notes with appreciation the efforts made by Nigeria in its capacity as host country for the Festival;

3. Appeals to all interested and concerned countries to make all possible efforts at the national and international levels towards ensuring the success of the Festival.

83rd plenary meeting
30 November 1976

[1] Resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex.

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