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23.05.2011 - UNESCOPRESS

Africa celebrates development and culture at UNESCO

Film screenings, art exhibitions, and thematic debates will mark this year’s Africa Week, organized by the African group of UNESCO Member States under the presidency of Republic of Congo at UNESCO Headquarters from 23 to 27 of May.

Several activities will take place during the week, in particular presentations and round table debates on themes such as: the role of women and youth in the African Renaissance and the construction of peace; Africa, a global priority at UNESCO. This will also be an opportunity to present books on Africa entitled Africa a Land of Talent by the writer Thibot de la Spierre and Reines d'Afrique et héroïnes de la diaspora noire by Sylvia Serbin.

The week will be concluded on 27 May with a conference on Africa and the International Year of Chemistry followed by a Gala in Room I.


Journalists who wish to attend are invited to request accreditation from Djibril Kébé, UNESCO Division of Public Information, D.Kebe@unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 17 41

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