The Lumières d’Afriques exhibition, presented in 2015 in Paris at the Théâtre National de Chaillot, in 2016 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and in early 2017 in Dakar, Senegal, was then presented at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Created by the African Artists for Development NGO, the exhibition was presented from March 13 to 31st, 2017 in Mezzanine E of the Palais des Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland.
This fourth presentation of Lumières d’Afriques as well as the exceptional partnerships between the International Organization of the Francophonie, the African Union and African Artists for Development once again underline AAD-fund’s commitment to the continent’s development.
This exhibition was inaugurated under the high patronage of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Michael Møller, with the presence of Antoine Barbry, Permanent Representative of the International Organization of the Francophonie to the United Nations in Geneva and Jean-Marie Ehouzou, Permanent Representative of the African Union to the United Nations in Geneva.
The presentation of Lumières d’Afriques within the United Nations is a powerful symbol of the crucial role played by the continent and African civil societies in promoting the goals of Sustainable Development.
Artistic Director: Jean-Michel Champault
As you know, the Coronavirus is spreading worldwide. After Asia, Europe and the American continent, the African continent sees the Covid19 epidemic coming with great concern, given the limited health infrastructures available in some countries.
All the AAD teams wish to give their warm support to the artists, professionals, partners and volunteers involved in our projects throughout Africa.
We have preventively taken the decision to temporarily suspend all our activities in the field in order to participate in the security of all and to try stop the spread of the virus on the continent.
As we know today, the speed of implementation of measures to protect people on a collective scale is critical in the future fight against the impact of this virus.
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