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The Fate of Africans at International Meetings – Useful for the Continent to Attend?

The participation of African member states at international gatherings has so far created no meaningful interest for the continent. Why?

Is it because the representatives play a passive role of observers rather than an active and leading role? Is it from the lack of creating a united front benefiting all 54 countries? or what? (Photo: AFP)

BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN | (Edited by Metkel Sewra)

The United Nations is concluding its international meeting season, hosting the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that began on September 12th. Year in and year out, UN member states and organizations flock to New York to discuss pressing international issues under a changing yearly theme. This year’s theme was “Placing the human being at heart of efforts for peace and a decent life for all in a sustainable planet”. Continue reading The Fate of Africans at International Meetings – Useful for the Continent to Attend?