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We are Africans

World Forum of the Decade for People of African Descent


In the Central American capitals, the Third Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights visited key players in government, parliamentarians and civil society, and met with former presidents and ministers of foreign affairs of both friendly countries. These meetings stressed that Equatorial Guinea will be the door for the reunion of Africa with the Americas within the forum to be held in Malabo in November.

This tour was part of an information campaign for the Americas and the Caribbean on the importance of African Descent decreed by the UN, a fact which gives symbolism to the World Forum on the Decade for People of African Descent and Human Rights to be held in Equatorial Guinea. The event was also presented at the United Nations at the last General Assembly of the Organization of American States, OAS.

On this occasion, we can highlight the meeting with the congressman and former President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras, the President of the Parliament of Panama, H.E. Ruben de Leon Sanchez, and the Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both countries, among a series of rapprochement actions and meetings managed and accompanied by local civil society actors.

Jacqueline Hernandez, President of CEDEPU, recalled that in proclaiming this decade, the international community recognizes that people of African descent represent a specific group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. About 200 million people who identify themselves as descendants of Africans live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world and outside the African continent, hence the importance of this event in Mother Africa and Equatorial Guinea

On the photo: With the President of the National
Assembly of Panama

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