Ferhat Mehenni wrote to UNESCO to support the boycott of the Arabic language in Kabylia.
As announced at the rally held on October 29 in the Republic Square to support the boycott of the Arabic language in Kabylie, the President of the Kabyle Provisional Government in Exile (Anavad), Mass Ferhat Mehenni, sent a letter to the director General Assembly, Ms. Audrey Azoulay.
Soliciting UNESCO is not fortuitous. The Organization is the only one of United Nations bodies tasked with education in all its aspects. Designed as a roadmap, UNESCO’s framework for action promotes full respect for the use of the mother tongue in teaching and learning, which is of particular importance to indigenous peoples.
After having set up the disastrous situation, in which the Algerian colonial power has plunged Kabylia, the President of Anavad invites UNESCO to use its prerogatives to protect the linguistic and cultural rights of the Kabyle people. And he also asked to examine the cases of violations of these same rights in Kabylie by Algeria for more than half a century.