Role of Leadership in Promotion of Human Rights in Africa: Future Prospects and Obstacles
The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights invites you to a public lecture by His Excellency António Mascarenhas Monteiro, former President of the Republic of Cape Verde on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Room 304 A/B.
As the first multi-party elected President of the Republic of Cape Verde, His Excellency played a crucial role in making Cape Verde one of the more viable democracies on the continent of Africa. He served as President from 1991-2001 and during his term in office, was active in the international arena as well. He was Chairman of the Third Conference on Regional System of Human Rights Protection in Africa and Europe and participated in the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Goodwill mission to Angola following the country’s first free elections in 1992.
In 1993, he was Chairman of the Colloquium on Constitutional Transition in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Louvain, and from 1994 to 1997 he served as President of the Inter-State Committee for Struggle Against Drought in Sahel (CILSS). In his role as Deputy President of the OAU Ad-Hoc Committee for Southern Africa, he attended the signing of the Lusaka Protocol on Peace in Angola in 1994. He was elected President of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) in 1998.
Lecture is co-sponsored by the African American Cultural Center.
For more information, please call 486.0647 or visit www.unescochair.uconn.edu