13 December 2022
Palais des Nations
Europe/Zurich timezone

Arabic Language Day Celebrations:

13 December at 1.30 p.m. Building E, Door 40, 1st floor, Room XXVI

Opening remarks

Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, UNOG Director-General and Ms. Kira Kruglikova, Director of DCM

Panel discussion

Ms Cherine Haidar Ahmad, Introduction and Moderation

Ms. Hoda Barakat, novelist and winner of the Booker international prizer and

Mr. Farouk Mardam-Bey, author, editor and director of the «Sindbad» collection from Actes Sud

Dr Nabil Bahjat, intervention and video of theatre Shadow performance with subtitling

With the participation of :
Mr Manaf Mohamed, Poetry 
Mr Mohamed Assi and Mr Zaid Tayem (Oud)Music performance

Additional Arabic Language Day activities: Exhibitions at the Palais des Nations, Building E, exhibition area outside room 25 – 26,

  • “Drawing a language” Calligraphy art exhibition by Maryam Altamimi, Calligrapher 
  • “Threads of language” Palestinian embroidery exhibition, with accompagnying video 


Please follow the registration instructions for in-person and online* participation. 

You are welcome to join us in the national dress of an Arabic country.
*Online participants: you will receive a zoom link to participate once registered.

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
E/1-26 - E-1-26 - Room XXVI

Relocation of Pass & ID badging service

Villa Les Feuillantines

Avenue de la Paix 13, 1211 Genève 10

Weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.

Following issuance of a badge, access to the Palais des Nations will be through the Peace Gate “bis”, a new temporary access screening point.

Please refer to the following plans indicating the location of Villa Les Feuillantines and how to access the premises through the Peace Gate "bis".   

Registration for this event is currently open.