French speaking community celebration week (March 17 -25)
As part of the celebrations around the French language that members of the Francophonie (the community of French-speaking countries) celebrated on the week of the 17th of march, the feature movie “Demain dès l’Aube” was screened in the VIC on March 21. The French ministry for Culture and Communication, the Instituts français in many cities worldwide and the French diplomatic network all contributed to the events contributed to various events organised as part of those celebration
It was the first time surch an event was organised for the public of French-speakers in the UN, the OSCE and other International Organisations in Vienna. They were welcomed by Ambassador Florence Mangin, Permanent representative to the UN and IOs, Ambassador François Alabrune, Permanente representative to the OSCE.
Yuri Fedotov, executive director of UNOV, and Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the OSCE honoured this event with their sponsoring.
Here is Mr Fedotov’s speech (in French):
- Fedotov’s speech to celebrate the French Language
- (PDF - 122 kb)
The speech of Mr Janos Tisovszky, director of UNIS, is available here (in French):
- Janos Tisovszky’s speech
- (PDF - 70.5 kb)