Pan African Unity Dialogue

Background

The Pan African Unity Dialogue was initially convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century out of recognition of the emergence of a “new African community” in the U.S.; a community enriched by the arrival of increasing numbers of Continental Africans and people of African descent from the Caribbean, Central and South America. Residing in the same neighborhoods does not necessarily mean that these diverse African people will unite to advance their mutual interests in a society where individual and institutional racism remain barriers to Black progress.

Mission and Goal

The mission of the Pan African Unity Dialogue is to “practice Pan Africanism in the United States,” the “African Diaspora,” by promoting unity, cooperation and action between Continental Africans, Caribbean Americans, Afro-Latinos and African Americans. The goal is to achieve social, economic and political empowerment for people of African descent, Black people, in the U.S. and the global Black community.

Functions

To achieve this mission and goal the Pan African Unity Dialogue functions to:

  • Promote cultural and historical exchanges about people of African descent from Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the U.S.
  • Facilitate information-sharing about the background, programmatic priorities and calendar of events of the Participants.
  • Explore ways to impact local, state and national policies affecting people of African descent in the U.S.
  • Provide updates on the social, economic and political status of people of African descent in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America and to act to ameliorate or resolve crises, promote democracy, development and Black empowerment.
  • Mobilize/organize collective actions to promote and defend the interests of people of African descent in the U.S. and the Pan African World as necessary and appropriate.

Latest Posts

Recent Pan African Unity Dialogue posts — View all PAUD posts

Haiti Support Project (HSP)

The Haiti Support Project and Pan African Unity Dialogue Call for Mediation to End the Crisis in Haiti

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

The Haiti Support Project and Pan African Unity Dialogue Call for Mediation to End the Crisis in Haiti, Requests Sustained U.S. Support for the Haitian People The Haiti Support Project is deeply concerned with the chaotic, deepening and dangerous crisis unfolding in Haiti. This concern is shared by the Pan African Unity Dialogue, a US-based Diaspora umbrella organization comprised of more than 100 Continental African, Caribbean American (including Haitian American),…

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PAUD/IBW Statement on The Passing of Marcus Garvey Jr.

By News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts, Press Releases / Statements

The Pan-African Unity Dialogue and its convener, The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), mourns the recent death of Marcus Garvey Jr. in West Palm Beach, Florida, and extends their sincere condolences to his wife Jean and the rest of his family and, in particular, to his younger brother Dr. Julius Garvey, an active participant in the Pan-African Unity Dialogue. He was 90 years old, and had been…

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Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia

By Commentaries/Opinions, News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

By the United African Congress — We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of violence following the declaration of war on the regional state of Tigray by PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia on November 4, 2020. We are New York-based Pan African advocacy and humanitarian organizations representing the interest of Africa and Africans in the Diaspora in the U.S. and worldwide. This conflict has the potential of spiraling uncontrollably into…

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Summation of February 22, 2020 IBW21 Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Meeting

Summation of February 22, 2020 IBW21 Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Meeting

By News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

There is no way to describe the February 22nd Malcolm X Commemorative Session of the Pan African Unity Dialogue but AWESOME! We had a full house with more than 75 PAUD Participants and Special Guests in attendance. Given the current state of affairs with IBW, including intensive plans for the March 7th Rally, the Summation will synopsize some of the major highlights of this extraordinary Session: After Invocation by Mary France Daniels and Welcome by Estela Vazquez…

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Water is a human right

U.S. Civil Rights and Human Rights Groups Say Water is a Human Right

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U.S. Civil Rights and Human Rights Groups Say Water is a Human Right — Express Solidarity with Struggle for Water Rights in Nigeria. February, 10, 2020, New York — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) released a Statement today calling for a national and international movement to declare access to water a human right that should not be subject to profiteering by corporate interests. The Statement was released against the…

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PAUD Congratulates AU for Brokering Historic Sudan Power-Sharing Agreement

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The Pan African Unity Dialogue Congratulates AU For Brokering Historic Sudan Power-Sharing Agreement   July 26, 2019, New York — The Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) congratulates the parties in Sudan on the recent signing of the historic power-sharing agreement and the African Union (AU) for mediating and facilitating the process. Under terms of the agreement signed last week between the Alliance for Freedom and Change coalition and military officers:…

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Proud Africans Policy Agenda

By PAUD Posts, Press Releases / Statements

Adopted by the Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD), February 23, 2019. I. Democratic Governance and Human Rights II. Principles and Criteria for Foreign Investment in Africa and the Caribbean III. Principles and Positions on Immigration Issues and Policy Reform IV. Empowering the Diaspora to Impact Policy in the U.S. and the Pan African World

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African Union Ambassador Calls for closer ties with the African Diaspora in the Americas

By PAUD Posts, Video/Audio

In a recent address to the Pan-African Unity Dialogue in New York, the African Union’s Ambassador to the USA, H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, called for closer collaboration between the countries on the African continent and the growing African Diaspora communities in the Americas. She argued that a fully engaged diaspora holds the key to the future development and empowerment of Africa which, in turn, will result…

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Pan-African Unity Dialogue in Solidarity with the People of Barbuda Efforts Underway to Prevent a “Land Grab” by Actor Robert DeNiro

Pan-African Unity Dialogue in Solidarity with the People of Barbuda #ShameOnYouDeNiro

By PAUD Posts, Press Releases / Statements

Pan-African Unity Dialogue in Solidarity with the People of Barbuda Efforts Underway to Prevent a “Land Grab” by Actor Robert DeNiro March 16, 2018, Media Release — PDF version here. The Pan-African Unity Dialogue (PAUD), a regular forum of African diaspora organizations in the New York metro area, is expressing support and solidarity with the people of Barbuda as they struggle against a land grab being orchestrated by movie actor…

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