Celebration of Africa Day at UNESCO

© UNESCO/P. Lagès
Opening of the Africa week 2010.UNESCO Headquarters

Each year, with the support of the Organization, Africa’s Ambassadors to France and to UNESCO organise, Africa Day at UNESCO on 25 May. The date marks the birth of the Organisation for African Unity, the OAU, and celebrates Africa in its richness and diversity, reinforces the solidarity among its peoples and promotes regional and international cooperation.

The theme for 2011 is: "Africa: Culture and Development of peace ".
Throughout the week (23 to 27 May), exhibitions, dance performances, films and round tables will be organized. Africa Day will be opened on
25 May, by the Director-General of UNESCO in the presence of Ambassadors, permanent Delegates and many other eminent persons.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 23.05.2011 08:00 local time
End 27.05.2011 21:00 local time
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Focal point Toto, Michel
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room I, Room IV, Hall Segur
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