Dr. Godwin Ude, the Executive Director of Kingdom Acts Foundation, recently delivered a powerful speech at the 3rd Session of the United Nations Forum for People of African Descent in Geneva, Switzerland. Titled “Second International Decade for People of African Descent: Expectations and Challenges,” Dr. Ude’s address highlighted the pressing issues facing individuals of African descent globally.

In his speech, Dr. Ude emphasized the importance of acknowledging and addressing systemic racism, inequality, and invisibility faced by people of African descent. He called for increased global commitment to reforming laws and policies, dismantling barriers, and creating inclusive systems that reflect the diversity of the human family.

Furthermore, Dr. Ude addressed the challenge of operationalizing the goals set for the second decade, stressing the need for effective monitoring mechanisms and accountability frameworks. He advocated for robust data collection and analysis to inform policy and ensure commitments translate into tangible actions.

Economic empowerment was also a key focus of Dr. Ude’s speech. He underscored the importance of investing in communities through education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship opportunities. However, he noted the challenge of securing necessary funding and called upon global partners to prioritize initiatives supporting economic justice for people of African descent.

During the event, Dr. Ude had the privilege of meeting with esteemed dignitaries, including the Ambassador of Canada, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disability, Hon. Kamal Khera, and leaders of several Canadian nonprofits and social purpose organizations. These engagements further underscored the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing the challenges faced by individuals of African descent.

To learn more about the event and Dr. Ude’s participation, you can visit the following links:

Dr. Ude’s participation in the UN Forum underscores Kingdom Acts Foundation’s commitment to advocating for the rights and empowerment of individuals of African descent globally. Together, let us continue to work towards a future where all individuals, regardless of race or ethnicity, can achieve their full potential and participate fully in global development.

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