Advisory - From Global Apartheid to Global Village: Africa and the United Nations

    OTTAWA, Sept. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Adekeye Adebajo, a leading authority
on Africa's international relations and security issues, will be in Ottawa
September 8 to deliver a lecture at Canada's International Development
Research Centre (IDRC). Dr. Adebajo will draw on his latest book, "From Global
Apartheid to Global Village: Africa and the United Nations," and will argue
that while the United Nations embodies ideals of justice and equality, the
power politics embodied in its structure place Africa at a disadvantage.
    Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009
    Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Where: 150 Kent (corner of Albert), 8th Floor
    Dr. Adekeye Adebajo is Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict
Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa. He has served on United Nations
missions in South Africa, Western Sahara, and Iraq. Before assuming his
current post at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in 2003, Dr. Adebajo was
Director of the Africa Program at the International Peace Academy in New York
and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. He is the author of Building
Peace in West Africa (2002) and Liberia's Civil War (2002), among other
    Dr. Adebajo's latest book is a collection of essays by eminent African
scholars and policy experts on the role of the United Nations in Africa over
the past six decades and draws on research supported by IDRC. It is the first
comprehensive attempt to examine the role of the world's most important
multilateral body on its most impoverished continent.
    The event is open to the media. French and English simultaneous
interpretation is available. Spaces are limited and journalists are encouraged
to register by calling Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé at 613-696-2343.
    For more information, visit

    About IDRC

    Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is one of the
world's leading institutions in the generation and application of new
knowledge to meet the challenges of international development. For nearly 40
years, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with researchers from the
developing world to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous

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For further information: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé, (613) 696-2343,

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