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Our world. Your move. Events in Tunisia.

18-11-2009 Event

Event Info

Where: Geneva

 
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The Henry Dunant the North African exhibition. On the left, the original frontispiece from Note on the Regency of Tunis. In the centre, the Nichan Al-iftikhar (literally "award of pride," the Regency’s highest distinction), which the Bey of Tunis awarded to Dunant on receiving a copy of the pamphlet. 
   
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The From Henry Dunant the North African to Our world. Your move. exhibition in Tunis on 8 May 2009. 
    
 
The celebrations organized by the Tunis regional delegation had a regional flavour, with a focus on the years Henry Dunant spent in North Africa – especially Tunisia.  
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  One of the publications produced for the campaign was an extract from Henry Dunant’s 1858 pamphlet Notice sur la Régence de Tunis (Note on the Regency of Tunis). In this extract, which Dunant first published separately in 1863, he praised the abolition of slavery in the Regency and condemned its continuation in the southern states of the US. The 2009 edition of the extract includes a preface by the Swiss ambassador to Tunisia and an explanatory postface.

Other events in Tunisia included an exhibition entitled From Henry Dunant the North African to Our world. Your move. and a lecture and debate on Henry Dunant the North African with Zyed Krichen, editor of Réalités magazine.

Staging these events was also an opportunity for close cooperation between the ICRC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the National Societies of the region.

 

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