Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  
January 19 2016 | LOME, TOGO

Headquarters Agreement between Sant'Egidio and the Republic of Togo, for the recognition of the Community’s activities in the country

 
printable version

Headquarters Agreement between Sant'Egidio and the Republic of Togo, for the recognition of the Community’s activities in the country  On Monday 18 January, a Headquarters Agreement between the Community of Sant'Egidio and the Republic of Togo was signed in Lome. In the presence of the Foreign Minister of Togo, Robert Dussey, in the ceremony that followed the signing of the agreement text, they mentioned the most important traits that bind the Community to this West African country.

A friendship that dates back to the early 2000s and that today sees Sant'Egidio not only in Lome, but in many other cities in Togo. Its value is expressed in the bond that it has had with the poor, from the street children of the capital and of Kara, the most important centre of the North, to the numerous Schools of Peace. Also discussed was the state of isolation experienced by many old people, once revered in African societies, and now increasingly sidelined and victims of prejudice.

Both parties stressed the importance of the commitment to peace carried out by the Community in Africa - which involved directly in the past also Togo - and in particular the need to defend it in West Africa, after the terrorist attacks a few days ago in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Cohabitation and dialogue, rooted as values throughout the region, should be supported - it was said - with initiatives involving different religions, cultures and institutions present. Finally some campaigns were also remembered that see the Community in the foreground as the one for the abolition of the death penalty: the announcement of the abolition of the death penalty in Togo was made by the then Justice Minister of this country, in May 2009, precisely during a conference of African Justice Ministers, organised by Sant'Egidio.


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
March 20 2017
ROME, ITALY

Congress of the representatives of the Communities of Sant'Egidio of Africa and Latin America took place in Rome

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL
March 16 2017

The patient work of dialogue can save millions of lives

February 28 2017

Abuna Matthias, Patriarch of Ethiopian Church, sent a letter of gratitude and appreciation to Sant'Egidio

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR
February 27 2017

Message of Sant'Egidio to the Launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission

November 8 2011

Burkina Faso – Visit of the Minister for Territorial Administration at the formation courses for civil registrars

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL | RU
November 2 2011

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – Launch of the first training course for civil registrars organized by Bravo! for the universal and free registration of births

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA
all news
• PRESS
March 18 2017
Radio Vaticana

Telemedicina: nuova frontiera per la cooperazione in Africa

March 17 2017
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: Le politiche sulle migrazioni devono partire dai giovani africani che usano Internet e il cellulare

March 14 2017
Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: Per una nuova cittadinanza globale. La conoscenza strumento di pace

March 9 2017
Famiglia Cristiana

Andrea Riccardi: Guerra fredda? No, molto peggio

January 2 2017
Gazzetta di Parma

Le vie del centro invase dai colori della pace

January 2 2017
Il Secolo XIX

Marcia della pace, in 1.500 con i profughi

all press releases
• NO DEATH PENALTY
October 31 2014

Inaugurata a Bukavu la campagna "Città per la vita"

October 12 2014
All Africa

Africa: How the Death Penalty Is Slowly Weakening Its Grip On Africa

September 20 2014

Ciad: il nuovo codice penale prevede l'abolizione della pena di morte

September 20 2014
AFP

In Ciad rischio criminalizzazione gay, ma abolizione pena morte

go to no death penalty
• DOCUMENTS

Libya: The humanitarian agreement for the region of Fezzan, signed at Sant'Egidio on June 16th 2016 (Arabic text)

Nuclear Disarmament Symposium on the 70 th anniversary of the atomic bomb. Hiroshima, August 6 2015

all documents
• BOOKS

La forza disarmata della pace





Jaca Book

Eine Zukunft für meine Kinder





Echter Verlag
all books