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Commemoration

Solemn Commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

ECOSOC Chamber
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
10:00 a.m.

Master of Ceremony, Mr. Kiyotaka AKASAKA
Under-Secretary-General
United Nations Department of Public Information 

  1. Performance by the Mangue Sylla Group and City South Steel Band (Patrick Johnny Gomes, soloist)
  2. H.E. Mr. Ban KI-MOON
    Secretary-General of the United Nations
  3. Message from H.E. Mr. Srgjan KERIM
    President of the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly
  4. H. E. Mr. Augustine P. MAHIGA
    Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania, Chairman of the African Union
  5. Hon. Donald M. PAYNE
    Representative of the 10th Congressional District of New Jersey
  6. H.E. Sir John SAWERS
    Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom
  7. Performance by City South Steel Band (Patrick Johnny Gomes, soloist)
  8. H.E.. Mr. Christopher HACKETT
    Permanent Representative of Barbados, Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Caucus
  9. H.E. Mr. Antonio Pedro Monteiro LIMA
    Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cape Verde, Chairman of the African Group of  
  10. H.E. Mr. Zalmay KHALILZAD
    Permanent Representative of the United States
  11. Performance by Mangue Sylla Group with Spiritual Singer
  12. Keynote Speaker: Harry Belafonte, Renowned Actor/Activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  13. Performance by Mangue Sylla Group and City South Steel Band