29 September 2012
UNIC Algiers took part in the International Book Fair of Algiers (SILA), organized by the Ministry of Culture, from 20 to 29 September, at the Exhibition Centre in Pins Maritimes. The 17th International Book Fair of Algiers, which coincided with the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of Algerian independence, was attended by 600 publishers from 41 countries. UNIC participated with a stand displaying UN information products, which included a photo exhibition on the UN Secretaries-General, with biographies.
As in previous editions of SILA, the UNIC stand attracted a large audience, including teachers, researchers and academicians eager for documents, information, and publications of the UN. There was a strong demand for UN publications in relation to certain topics such as human rights, the environment, population, and the fight against terrorism.
This year's Book Fair which was themed "My book, My Freedom”, was a good opportunity for UNIC to raise public awareness about the activities and priorities of the UN and to disseminate advocacy tools such as “Basic Facts about the UN”, MDG booklets, the UN Charter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
24 October 2010
On 24 October, UN Information Centre (UNIC) Algiers organized a ceremony in recognition of the United Nation’s 65th anniversary.
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Algeria Mamadou Mbaye
In attendance were the Foreign Minister of Algeria, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Algeria.
In a speech read by the Foreign Minister he spoke about Algeria’s attachment to the fundamental principles of the UN and the virtues of multilater-alism, reaffirming the "privileged" nature of the relations between Algeria and all the organizations of the United Nations System. UNDP’s Representative expressed gratitude for the Algerian diplomacy and to the highest authorities of the country, citing the exceptional speech delivered by the Foreign Minister on behalf of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the last session of the UN General Assembly.
The Secretary General’s message on the Day was read by the UNIC Information Officer. He reiterated his determination and willingness to establish peace and prosperity and defend human rights around the world, thus calling for greater efforts to achieve this goal. He added that “this day is an opportunity to reaffirm the universal values of tolerance, mutual respect and human dignity.”
After the ceremony, a conference on "The Rights of Children and Youth in the context of International Human Rights" was held. Guests were then entertained by the youth choral polyphonic “Ebène” from the Algerian Radio through a multicultural repertoire.
18 July 2010
Nelson Mandela Day in Algiers
Nelson Mandela International Day was celebrated in Algiers in the presence of several prominent national historical figures, diplomatic corps and journalists.
Organized by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Algiers, El Moudjahid Newspaper and the Mashaal Shahid Association, the Conference debate gave a kickoff to a long remembrance marking Mandela’s struggle and an outstanding figure.
A short film produced by the Algerian TV recount Mandela’s legacy and his visit to Algiers in 1990.
A photo exhibition dedicated to Nelson Mandela was launched at the same day.
06 November 2009
Au Salon international du livre
Le Centre d’information des Nations Unies (CINU) à Alger a participé du 27 octobre au 6 novembre 2009 à la 14ème édition du Salon international du livre, qui a eu lieu à l'esplanade du complexe olympique du 5 juillet. Cette 14ème édition regroupait 424 maisons d'édition, dont 110 invitées de l'étranger. La participation du CINU, 3ème du genre depuis 2006, s’inscrit dans le cadre du redéploiement du Centre pour se repositionner et assurer une meilleure visibilité au système des Nations Unies en Algérie.
Le Salon a attiré des milliers de visiteurs des quatre coins de l’Algérie. Des thèmes tels que la Charte des Nations Unies, l’ABC des Nations Unies, les droits de l’homme, le développement humain et l’environnement ont suscité un grand intérêt de la part des visiteurs. Idem pour l’exposition des huit photos emblématiques des Secrétaires généraux qui permettait au public de retracer l'historique de l'Organisation.