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“ International Africa Day on Sustainable Development.”


It was on May 31, 2013 from 1 pm at the UN palace in Geneva, as part of the 23rd Session of the Human Rights Council.

The CIRID received several personalities for a Seminar on the theme: "Sustainable Development Peace and Prosperity", as part of its Africa-International Day 2013. The Seminar is extended during the day by a visit to the Palais des Nations and by a convivial moment (Dinner - Cruise on Lake Geneva)

Under the leadership of CIRID and its Agency AFRIREC (African Agency for Economic and Diplomatic Relations), environmentalists, opinion leaders, diplomats, experts and advocates of green investment have deciphered the situation in Africa and in other regions. Feedback from experiences and testimonials.

The aim was to offer the international community and the endogenous forces unprecedented solutions for sustainable development, with Geneva as a stronghold. An implementation of the conclusions of the Rio + 20 conference (June 2012).


African, European and International Authorities, Experts and Heads of NGOs, Representatives of UN Agencies, Diplomatic Missions, Actors of African Civil Societies and the World having moved to Geneva, Green Entrepreneur.


CIRID's approach is more than 10 years old. She was born at the 3rd United Nations International Conference on the LDC in Brussels in May 2001, which was preceded by 7 meetings including 5 in Burundi (with the United Nations as partners) and 2 in Geneva (with the support of the Swiss authorities ). This long process will lead, in 2013, to two major events proposed by CIRID: the Tanganyika International Forum (FIT) in August 2013 in Bujumbura and the Business and Projects Fair to Africa in October 2013 in Geneva.