Above photo, l-r: Ambassador Vincent Sunny Okobi, former Nigerian Ambassador to Togo; Ms. Sally Dormeyan, African Diaspora Program Officer, World Bank; Hon. Bethels Amadi, 1st Vice President, Pan-African Parliament, and member of the Nigerian House of Representatives; Hon. Nassir Ali Ahmed, member of the Nigerian House of Representatives; Ambassador Cheick Sidi Diarra, Special Adviser, Office of the Special Adviser on Africa to the UN Secretary-General; Hon. John Abraham Godson, member of the Polish Parliament; and Dr. Idrisa Moussa Ndele, President of the Pan-African Parliament. Behind on the podium is Dr. Jinmi Adisa, Director of CIDO speaking with Ambassador Patrick Hayford, Director, Office of the Special Adviser on Africa at the United Nations
New York, NY - A meeting of African and African Diaspora Parliamentarians took place on February 16, 2012, at the African Union Hall of the African Union Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations. The meeting, dubbed a preparatory meeting, was organized by the Pan-African Parliament based in Midrand, South Africa, in conjunction with the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the World Bank.