Friday, 5 June 2009

World Day celebrated in Estonia

On 23rd May, the "World Day" was celebrated for the 5th time in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Organised by the Estonian NGDO platform "Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (AKÜ)", the whole day event attracted a lot of people and families. Among the highlights were performances by artists from Mali and Georgia, an "unfair" football game and several additional accompanying activities prior to the main World Day.

For five days different cultures were brought to town and the topic of development cooperation was introduced to the public via film and discussion nights, a world music event and an NGO fair. An unfair football match was held between the European Parliament candidates to illustrate the situation in world trade. Previously, signatures were collected for pledges for development cooperation and fair trade.

The main theme of World Day 2009 was development education. Thus, a conference on the practises and possibilities of development education in Estonia was held. The outcomes of the conference, which brought together various actors from the educational field, form a basis for the future elaboration of the Estonian development education strategy.

Further activities are planned by the Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation and its member organisations. Visit the AKÜ website at:

For additional information please contact World Day project manager Tiina-Katrina Kaber at:

Information provided by Tiina-Katrina Kaber, World Day project manager

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