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Whats on at the UN? African Artists for Development

UN Roundup // Education// Politics // March 20, 2017

Human Rights Council enters its final week with updates and debates on Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Haiti, Libya, Ukraine, Sri Lanka. Daniel Johnson explains these talks and what the process is this week.

There are two exhibitions this week.

Lumières d’Afriques by African Artists for Development (NGO) Featuring art from all 54 countries in Africa – including one from Ghana's Paa Joe which is a giant light bulb with a hidden twist! We spoke to curator Jean-Michel Champault and artist Freddy Tsimba, representing the Democratic of Congo, who is famous for using recycled materials in his work, including spent bullet cases. He says that his country’s mineral riches have not helped it to develop.

Don't have a UN badge? Here are the contacts to organise your visit to the Palais des Nations in advance. Tel: +41 (0)22 917 48 96 or +41(0)22 917 45 39 Email: visit-gva@un.org

Also, this week...

UNOG chief Michael Moller will unveil the AQUA expo at l’île Rousseau for the International Day of Water on Wednesday 22 March.

The main exhibition itself will take place at the Château de Penthes museum (23rd March - 2nd July 2017).

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