UNESCO: African Week Was ‘Magnificent Success’ (Diplomat)

“I am very glad because this edition was led by Morocco from start to finish. It is a magnificent success with extraordinary popular enthusiasm in everyone’s opinion,” he told MAP.

According to Addahre, this event organized on May 22-24 under the theme “education in the service of innovation, development and Culture in Africa” was a “beautiful showcase” of African culture and identity and the messages of universality carried by Africa.

This exceptional event, which is part of the celebration of World Africa Day (May 25), was also an opportunity to break down “all the prejudices about identity, culture and what we truly are,” the Moroccan diplomat noted, adding that a message of universalism emerges from this cultural event.

The closing ceremony was marked by musical performances from all the participating countries in a “magnificent, festive atmosphere, reflecting African culture and diversity”, the ambassador said.

Morocco was represented by a band of Gnaoua, an ancestral Moroccan art registered on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the opportunity for the audience to experience an immersion in the captivating world of Gnaoui art.

According to Addahre, it is a “contribution of Morocco to its continent, to its immediate universe and to its African roots”.

UNESCO Africa Week was marked by an eclectic program with exhibitions, fashion shows, workshops for youth, conferences and debates, artistic events and tastings of typical African dishes.


UNESCO African Week, which wrapped up on Friday evening in Paris with a beautiful musical evening, was a “magnificent success”, President of the Organizing Committee of the 2024 edition, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Morocco to UNESCO, Samir Addahre, said.
25 mai 2024