Africa Day 2015 in Georgia
UPF Georgia: The program sequel Days of Africa was held in Georgia, on April 27 – May 10, 2015. The Georgian branch of the Universal Peace Federation and the Representative of the Georgia youth in the UN were organizers of the event. The main partner of the event was the UN Office in Tbilisi. The project partners were: Tbilisi City Hall, Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tbilisi State University, Georgian Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports of Georgia, as well as various media and other organizations.
As part of the “Days of Georgia in Africa,” trainings on African culture, history, Africans, who live in Georgia and conditions of their life, were held in different cities and villages of Georgia in the period of April 27 — May 8. During the lectures, special attention was paid to the activities of both the Universal Peace Federation and the UN.
Within the framework of the Days of Africa in Georgia, on April 30, 2015, at the Tbilisi State University, there took place the lecture-discussion on “Relations between Georgia and the countries of the African continent.” Eka Akobo, head of the Department of Asia, Africa and Oceania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, was the main speaker at the event.
On May 9, as a part of Days of Africa in Georgia, the Free University of Tbilisi hosted the Georgian- Friendly African Championship with participation of four teams. The football championship was followed by the friendly lunch, after which the participants were received certificates and prizes.
In the second part of the event, which was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps, government and international organizations, as well as the well-known cultural and social organizations, the attendees enjoyed internal exhibitions and displays. Africans living in Georgia showed elements of their culture – dances, songs, and meals of the African cuisine, etc.
In all programs, the Universal Peace Federation was presented as the central organizer of the event.