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President Sata demands for Africa’s permanent seats on UN Security Council

President Michael Sata has demanded that Africa must have permanent seats on the UN Security Council.

Addressing the High-Level meeting on the Rule of Law in the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York, President Sata urged Africans to “stand up and be counted”.

“Since the League of Nations up to today, Africa is more of a spectator than a participant. We have no permanent members in the Security Council and yet we represent 54 members in this House,” said President Sata. “We cannot talk of rule of law when we are not respecting each other. Therefore, all Africans must stand up and be counted. We must become permanent members of the Security Council.”

The League of Nations was the forerunner of the United Nations.

President Sata’s statement is in line with the Committee of 10, commonly known as C10, which is an African Union (AU)-formation advocating for Africa to have two permanent seats on the UN Security Council with veto powers and extra two non-permanent seats to address the historical injustices that Africa suffered and to adhere to the geo-political realities of the modern times.

Zambia and Namibia are two countries that represent the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region on the C10.

Out of the 193 members of the UN, Africa has 54 states, making it the continent with the highest number of UN member states.

Currently the UN Security Council is composed of five permanent members — China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America — and 10 non-permanent members of which only South Africa, Morocco and Togo are from Africa. The non-permanent seats are on a two-year regional rotation basis. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 09:05

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H.E. Ambassador Kabwe presents credentials to Her Majesty Queen Beatrix

Credentials

Her Excellency Ambassador Mrs Grace M. Mutale Kabwe on Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 presented her credentials to Her Majesty Queen Beatrix as Zambia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

At the ceremony held at the Royal Palace in The Hague, Ambassador Kabwe conveyed to the Queen, warm greetings of His Excellency President Michael Chilufya Sata. On arrival at the Royal Palace in a state chariot, Ambassador Kabwe was presented the guard of honour and Zambia national anthem was played on the occasion.

The Queen and Ambassador Kabwe discussed matters of mutual interest.

Issued by:

Lambwe Kachali

First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 09:05

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Ambassador Kabwe calls for unity of purpose among Zambian Diasporas

ZAMBIA’s Ambassador to the Benelux group of countries and the European Union (EU) Mrs Grace Mutale Kabwe has called for a unity of purpose among Zambians in the diaspora, and urged them to seriously consider investing their resources back home.
During her first meeting with the Zambian community in the Benelux region on Saturday, Ambassador Kabwe said Zambians abroad were an important resource of knowledge and experience required to move the country forward.
She urged the diaspora community to always regard themselves as the images, voices, marketing agents, liaisons, ambassadors to local people in the Benelux region and entrepreneurs for Zambia.
The Ambassador said Zambia was in dire need of exposure to the outside world especially through its people living in many countries.
“Zambia is endowed with abundant business opportunities and time is now for you to make use of this and invest back home; your investment at home will help government in creating more jobs for many people and subsequently develop our country. Your positive contribution to Zambia could help alleviate poverty for our people. I would be very happy to see all of you invest your money or some of your savings in your country’s economy especially in long term investments. Zambia needs all of you to develop,” Ambassador Kabwe said.
The Ambassador further underscored the crucial role the Zambian community abroad could play in national development; and emphasised that their participation in the capital market and facilitating technological transfer would help stimulate industrial development and economic growth in Zambia.
Ambassador Kabwe also updated the Zambian community on a number of issues ranging from consular services offered by the Mission and further urged them to seriously take interest in registering with the Mission, saying that would help continuous update of records for Zambian living in the Benelux region.
And chairperson of the Pamodzi Association of Zambians in Belgium Anthony Chibuye expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for meeting them and assured her of total commitment of the Association towards contributing to the development of Zambia.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2012 05:46

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Embassy of the Republic of Zambia to Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and The European Union

ZAMBIA’s Ambassador to the Benelux group of countries and the European Union (EU) Mrs Grace Mutale Kabwe has called for a unity of purpose among Zambians in the diaspora, and urged them to seriously consider investing their
resources back home.

During her first meeting with the Zambian community in the Benelux region on Saturday, Ambassador Kabwe said Zambians abroad were an important resource of knowledge and experience required to move the country forward. She urged the diaspora community to always regard themselves as the images, voices, marketing agents, liaisons, ambassadors to local people in the Benelux region and entrepreneurs for Zambia.

The Ambassador said Zambia was in dire need of exposure to the outside world especially through its people living in many countries.
“Zambia is endowed with abundant business opportunities and time is now for you to make use of this and invest back home; your investment at home will help government in creating more jobs for many people and subsequently develop our country. Your positive contribution to Zambia could help alleviate poverty for our people. I would be very happy to see all of you invest your money or some of your savings in your country’s economy especially in long term investments. Zambia needs all of you to develop,” Ambassador Kabwe said.

The Ambassador further underscored the crucial role the Zambian communityabroad could play in national development; and emphasised that their participation in the capital market and facilitating technological transfer would help stimulate industrial development and economic growth in Zambia.
Ambassador Kabwe also updated the Zambian community on a number of issues ranging from consular services offered by the Mission and further urged them to seriously take interest in registering with the Mission, saying that would help continuous update of records for Zambian living in the Benelux region.
And chairperson of the Pamodzi Association of Zambians in Belgium Anthony Chibuye expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for meeting them and assured her of total commitment of the Association towards contributing to the development of Zambia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:01

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Acting Chief Justice implores Zambians to put country's interest first

Chief JusticeACTING Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda has implored Zambians living abroad to put the country’s interest first. The Acting Justice was speaking on Friday at a dinner hosted in her honour at the Zambian residence in Brussels. She said every Zambian carries the country’s flag and therefore it was their duty to promote the country’s image to the international community. Justice Chibesakunda also said it did not matter which institutions they worked for, but it should be borne in mind that Zambia was more important to them and therefore be prioritised, where development was concerned.

Justice Chibesakunda encouraged Zambians in the Diaspora to invest back home and help grow the economy. She said the Zambia today was totally different from the Zambia they knew many years ago as more development had taken place, and emphasised that it was time they invested in their own country.

The Chief Justice further requested Zambians to work with the mission in encouraging potential investors to focus on many investment opportunities in Zambia. And Ambassador Grace Mutale Kabwe expressed gratitude to Justice Chibesakunda and assured her that she would continue to encourage both Zambians and foreign investors to invest in Zambia.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 09:04

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