Once again, New York celebrates the Little Prince!

While the exhibition « The Little Prince, a New York story » continues at the Morgan Library, the Little Prince is the theme of a major diplomatic action for education, health and  environment protection.

Jointly organized by the United Nations, the International Organization of Francophonie, and the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Estate, as part of the Francophonie Month, a cultural diplomacy initiative.

With representatives of the diplomatic community and of the world of culture, literature and science, the event intends to explore specific issues related to education and multilingualism, health and humanitarian action, and the future of our planet. It will highlight the bonds that many actors and professionals have developed with the Little Prince, and examine the universal values that the book promotes.

The Little Prince at The New York Public Library, Friday 28 March, 2014.

Opening – 10:00 to 10:30
Alban Cerisier –  » The Little Prince: The publishing phenomenon , translations and intergenerational transmission.  »

Panel 1 – Education & multilingualism – 10:30 to 12:00
With the participation of: Maher Nasser – Director, Division of Public Awareness , Department of Information, United Nations – Vibeke Jensen – Director of the Liaison Office of UNESCO in New York – The global initiative for education foremost – UN – Filippe Savadogo – Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations OIF – and stakeholders on the role of bilingual schools in New York.

Lunch – 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Panel 2 – The Health & Humanitarian Action – 2:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.
With the participation of José Alvaro Carneiro da Silva – Director General of the Pequeno Principe Hospital – Curitiba – Brazil – Leila Zerrougui – Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict – Djibril Diallo – Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UNAIDS – Ety Cristina Carneiro Forte – Executive Director Pequeno Principe Hospital – Curitiba – Brazil.

Awards – 3:10 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Awards of the contest about the French Heritage Language Program
Writing contest on human rights , children’s rights and Le Petit Prince.

Panel 3 – The Earth & the cosmos – 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Featuring : Ramu Damodaran – Deputy Director, Division of Public Awareness , Department of Information, United Nations – Yamina Djacta – Director of the Liaison Office of UN- Habitat in New York – Trinh Xuan Thuan – Astrophysicist , Professor astronomy at the University of Virginia – United States.