UNESCO African Week celebrates development, culture

08:50, May 24, 2011      

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The Paris-based UN cultural branch started on Monday a week-long celebration for African development and culture with film screenings, art exhibitions, and thematic debates reflecting that continent.

This special week is organized by the African group of UNESCO Member States under the presidency of Republic of Congo at the UNESCO headquarters, the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Monday.

Thematic debates will focus on the role of women and youth in the African Renaissance and the construction of peace and Africa's importance in the fields of UNESCO. There will also be three films on screen and week-long exhibitions on Africa.

The five-day activity will be concluded on May 27 with a conference on Africa and the International Year of Chemistry followed by a Gala on that night.

Source: Xinhua

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