30 March 2013
UNIC Ouagadougou, to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, organized from 25 to 30 March 2013, an exhibition of photos, posters, books, brochures, Decrees and Acts, and lectures to 20 schools in Burkina Faso. Three supplementary lectures were given in the UNIC’s premises.
The exhibits and lectures brought together 6,212 students and teachers from the participating schools.
The lectures were given by UNIC’s staff and five History professors from the University of Ouagadougou.
29 March 2012
To mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Ouagadougou, organized from 26 to 29 March, an itinerant exhibition of photos, posters, books, films, maps and brochures in ten high schools, at the Parliament of Burkina Faso and at the UNIC premises.
Parallel to the exhibition, UNIC in partnership with the Ministry of Human Rights of Burkina Faso, gave lectures about Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the same ten schools. The aim was to inform and sensitize a wide audience on the practices and the consequences of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
The exhibitions attracted 111 parliamentarians and were visited by 4,242 students and, who also attended the lectures.
30 May 2011
From 29 to 30 May 2011, to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers Day, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) Ouagadougou organized an exhibit of photos, posters, brochures and screened a film about UN peacekeeping in Ouagadougou, Bamako and Niamey.
The exhibits, organized in 3 towns, received 6,154 visitors including government officials, diplomats, representatives of international and regional organizations, members of armed forces, members of the civil society and media.
29 May 2011
To mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers Day, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) Ouagadougou organized, in partnership with the National TV of Burkina Faso, a 30-minutes TV programme.
The purpose of the TV programme was to promote UN peacekeeping. The guest of the programme was Colonel Traore, former Commander of Burkina Faso Troops in Darfur.
The UN Secretary-General’s message on the occasion of the Day and UN videos entitled “La FINUL oeuvre au profit de la population civile du Sud-Liban (ONU en Action n° 508)”, “Le maintien de l’ordre au niveau de la collectivité à Haïti (ONU en Action n° 525)”, “Le désarmement au Congo (ONU en action n° 747)”, “La démobilisation des enfants soldats en Sierra Leone (ONU en Action n° 775) », « La MINUSTAH durement touchée par le tremblement de terre en Haïti (ONU en Action n° 1224) » were inserted in the TV programme aired on 29 May 2001 by the National TV of Burkina Faso.