African Union Observer to the United Nations to Speak at Metropolitan Campus

TEANECK, NJ (March 22, 2010) —“Africa — A Continent United,” is the topic that H.E. Ambassador Téte António, permanent observer of the African Union to the United Nations, will present on April 7, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, N.J. as part of FDU’s United Nations Pathways Ambassador Forum program.

The U.N. Pathways Ambassador Forum is a discussion between Ambassador Ahmad Kamal of the Ambassador’s Club at the U.N. and António.

António was appointed permanent observer for the African Union to the U.N. in 2009. Before his appointment, António was a diplomatic adviser to the chairperson of the Commission of the African Union. Between December 2002 and April 2009, António served as Angola’s deputy permanent representative and minister counsellor at the country’s United Nations Mission in New York. In 2005, he served as adviser to the president of the 59th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

From 1999 to 2002, António was director in the Office of the Deputy Minister of External Relations, in Luanda, Angola. Prior to that, he was an observer for the African Union to United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and served in his country’s embassy in Addis Ababa.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s Office of Global Learning, in collaboration with the Ambassadors’ Club at the United Nations, presents this United Nations Pathways Ambassador Forum.

The opportunity to hear the ambassador and join the audience question-and-answer session is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 6:30. The question-and-answer session will follow the discussion between Ambassador Ahmad Kamal of the Ambassador’s Club at the U.N. and H.E. Ambassador António and will end at 8:00. The program will be held in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Union Building. Fairleigh Dickinson is located at 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J.

For additional information, call FDU’s Office of Global Learning at (973) 443 -8876.

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