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Global event will be held in La Ceiba, Honduras, in August, with PAHO/WHO support

Washington, DC, 26 May 2011 (PAHO/WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) today hosted an event announcing the upcoming First World Summit of African Descendants, which will take place on August 18- 21 in La Ceiba, Honduras.

The summit will highlight the socioeconomic conditions of Afro-descendant populations and establish a consensus on strategies, plans and actions to ensure development with equity for these groups. The event is part of the United Nations-declared International Year of African Descendants and is being supported by international and civil society organizations, whose representatives participated in today's event.


[Presentation by Mr. Gilberto Amaya] [Broadcast of the event]  [Pictures]

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