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Celebrating Pan-Africanism, Renaissance, and Africa's Rising on Africa Day 2013


New York, USA - Africa Day 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, which gave way for the establishment of the African Union. On May 25 of this year, the African Union held their 21st African Union Summit in Addis Ababa to mark this anniversary event. On June 26, a New York 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration for Africa Day was held in Manhattan, co-sponsored by the African Group and the African Union in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation and the United Nations African Ambassadors Spouses Group. The theme for this year's Africa Day was “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.”

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UN Secretary-General's Remarks at Africa Day Celebration in New York

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

I thank the African Group, the African Union, the African Ambassadors Spouses Group and the Universal Peace Federation for inviting me to share in tonight’s celebration.

Of course, it was a month ago in Addis Ababa that I had the pleasure of marking the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity and its successor. That was a memorable gathering, not least because I had just visited several African countries and had seen once again the excitement and dynamism that characterize so much of the continent.

Africa is a continent on the move.

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New York 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Written by AfricaDay.info Friday, 31 May 2013 08:30

The theme for this year's Africa Day in 2013 is “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance” and marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, which give way for the establishment of the African Union. The African Union held their 21st African Union Summit to mark this anniversary event.

The New York 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration will be held on June 26 in Manhattan. For more information on this event, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

“The anniversary is expected to facilitate and celebrate African narratives of past, present and future that will enthuse and energize the African population and use their constructive energy to accelerate a forward looking agenda of Pan-Africanism and renaissance in the 21st century. It provides a unique opportunity, and comes at a moment when Africa is on the rise, and must therefore build its confidence in its future.”

For more information go to the African Union website at http://au.int/50th.