Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Former President Mogae leaves for the United Nations

source: Republic of Botswana (21/9/09) TAUTONA TIMES no 24 of 2009
The Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
"Democracy, Development, Dignity and Discipline"

C4) 18/9/09: Former President Mogae leaves for the United Nations

His Excellency the Former President Mr. Festus G. Mogae leaves for New York Saturday 19 September 2009 to attend the United Nations summit on climate change. He is going there as the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Climate Change.

While in New York, he will also attend the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative and give a lecture at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on 'Democracy in Africa: What Africa Expects from the Obama Administration. The Schomburg Center will also present him with its Africana Heritage Award in recognition of individual contribution to African and African Diasporan developments. He is expected back to Botswana Sunday 27th September 2009.

The Schomburg Center is a research unit in the New York Public Library. For over 80 years the Center has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life, and promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent.

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