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Official signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between UN Habitat and the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network
UNNGO PeaceeverTV Compiled reports from the email of African Renaissance and Diaspora Network Press Release
Djibril Diallo, PhD London President & CEO, African Renaissance and Diaspora Network
With over 35 years of experience in international relations, Dr. Djibril Diallo serves the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) as President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Dr. Diallo leads ARDN’s global “Pathway to Solutions” initiative which aims to popularize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and spread the goodwill of the United Nations, in close consultation and collaboration with partners including the office of the Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations Senior Africans Group, United Nations system entities, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
STATEMENT BY Dr. Djibril Diallo, ARDN CEO, On 6 March during the Global launch of The ARDN Red Card Campaign AT THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK.
Nairobi , Thursday, October 15–, Mr. Victor Kisob, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Habitat and Dr. Djibril DIALLO, President and CEO of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding, which offers a broader framework of cooperation to the two signatory organizations in many areas. In particular, it will make it possible to: (a) popularise the Sustainable Development Goals while emphasizing the promotion of sustainable urbanisation within the framework of the United Nations sustainable development program for 2030; (b) strive to anchor peace and security in cities, as well as sustainable development, using sport, art and culture as entry points; (c) work to protect the most vulnerable and those who have traditionally been marginalised or under-represented in cities and informal settlements; (d) raise worldwide awareness of the importance of sustainable urbanisation in Africa.
The parties also agreed to combat all forms of violence against women.
This Memorandum of Understanding is put in place with regard to the common objectives of both parties and their desire to implement common projects for human well-being.
For both organizations, it is a new and important step which opens, through this partnership, the achievement of their specific and common objectives.
About UN Habitat
The United Nations Program forhuman settlements, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It has been
appointed by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and ecologically sustainable
cities with the aim of ensuring suitable accommodation for all.
The African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) serves as a coordinating body to unite the efforts of individuals and organizations with a single goal: to support the advent of the African renaissance by fostering unity among African nations and all peoples of African descent. ARDN has been active as an informal body since the 1990s. It has been recognized by the United States government as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity. ARDN has consultative status with the United Nations.