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 10:00 local time|
|End||27.05.2011 23:00 local time|
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|Focal point||Toto, Michel|
|Venue||UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO|
|Street||7, place de Fontenoy|
|Room||Room I, Room IV, Hall Segur|
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|Link 1||Detailed Programme of the Event|