What is Africa Day?
Africa Day, designated by the African Union as an annual celebration of the continent’s unity, falls on 25th May each year. Celebrations to mark the day occur across the globe: in some African states, it is a designated national holiday, while in diverse cities – such as New York, London and Washington – academic gatherings and cultural showcases mark the day.
This year, in Ireland, we are celebrating the day on Sunday, May 24th at Farmleigh, Dublin.
Africa Day Celebrations in Ireland – http://africaday.ie/
Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been the driving force behind Africa Day celebrations in Ireland since 2006.
- Go see what is happening at Africa Day in Farmleigh and use the opportunity to meet and learn about young and old from Africa who are living in Ireland. More information here: http://africaday.ie/
- Read this press statement from Global Alliance of Action/2015 and Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) – Africa Day of Action
- Ask your heads of States/Finance Ministers to attend the Summit in Addis in July 2015. This Conference is a critical step in the journey to strong implementable development and climate frameworks. A toolkit on how to support getting the Ministers to the Summit can be found here
- See a brief campaign guide on ‘No More Words, Take Action Campaign’ here Adapt to fit your own context