February 23, 2019, New York, NY — Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Malcolm X Commemorative Meeting. Special Guests Congresswoman Karen Bass and H.E. Fatima Kyari Mohammed, African Union Ambassador to the United Nations.
Pan African Unity Dialogue
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.
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.
Recent Pan African Unity Dialogue posts — View all PAUD posts
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
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…
IBW Calls on Washington to Stop Supporting African Dictator. NEW YORK, MAY 22, 2018 — The Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) will hold a demonstration outside Uganda’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on May 25 to protest US-backed dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni’s militarism which has led to the deaths of millions…
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…