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Stakeholders are coming together in Canada to pursue a holistic approach to reducing population and poverty

Stakeholders in governmental and non-governmental organizations from different continents, operating within the sphere of global recognition, have decried the high levels of poverty, especially in Africa and other developing countries, and called for an urgent need to implement a holistic Sustainable Development Goal to reduce poverty. negative consequences for the world population.

Making the call in a communiqué issued at the end of a crucial summit conference with the theme; “Harnessing the Achievements of Global Diplomacy and Peaceful Coexistence: The Role of International Organizations”, held recently in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, participants reaffirmed their belief in the workability of the development goals declared by the United Nations regarding to eradicate poverty.

Other issues raised in the communiqués at the Global Diplomacy Summit, titled ‘Canada 2024’, hosted by Ambassador Jaygbes Napoleon Ogbole, the Country Director of the International Society of Diplomats in Canada, included the concerns raised on climate change and the need for purposeful and intentional planning action that must be supported by world leaders, to achieve a sustainable solution.

The communiqué signed by the organizers; Ambassador Jaygbes, HE Ambassador Manuel Fernandez, Secretary General and Dr. Mykel Parish, Chairman of the Central Organizing Committee, and made available to the media through their representative in Warri, the Summit reaffirmed their commitment to multilateralism, diplomacy and international cooperation.

The Summit also recognized the interconnectedness of our world and the need for collective action to address global challenges through the Summit’s main theme of harnessing the achievements of global diplomacy and peaceful coexistence: the role of international organizations.

Other resolutions reached during the three (3) day deliberations include: International Peace and Diplomacy, Investment Opportunities and Economic Development, Climate Change Action Plan, as well as Global Security Challenges and how to ensure that the Leader achieves a peaceful resolution of embraces the conflicts within the country. their nation and neighboring countries,

The organizer, Ambassador Jaygbes Napoleon Ogbole, the Country Director of the International Society of Diplomats in Canada, spoke at the summit and is a dynamic IT business architect and entrepreneur with a diverse portfolio of small businesses in human resources, real estate investment and business takeover. .

In addition to entrepreneurship, he is deeply committed to social impact and is the founder of the Pan African Arts Culture and Trade Institute (PAACATI), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting cultural, trade and tourism institutions. He is also involved with the Imani Foundation, which operates women’s shelters and foster homes in the Greater Toronto Area.

The event hosted international delegates from Canada, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Ghana, Egypt, United Arans Emirate and the United States. The International Society of Diplomats Country Director for Nigeria and Chief of Mission, Prof. Edet Ekpenyong, gave an opening address on Day 1 of the conference, saying: “The Global Diplomacy Summit Canada 2024 was planned to serve as a platform for discussion, collaboration and exchange of ideas on pressing global issues”.

“We therefore use this medium to appeal to the world leaders to please intervene and ensure that the once pleasant peace in the Middle East is returned and maintained in the interests of the ordinary citizens of the violent conflict-affected countries.”

The Secretary General of the International Society of Diplomats, Ambassador Manuel Fernadez, who is also Country Director for Brazil, provided the keynote address in his speech on Day 1 of the conference. “He emphasized the importance of diplomacy in shaping the course of human history and advancing humanity’s shared ambitions.

This summit is a testament to our collective commitment to dialogue, cooperation and diplomacy as the cornerstone of international relations.

The need for diplomatic engagement has never been more urgent in a world characterized by complex challenges and rapid change. We navigate the complexities of this century through diplomacy, seeking common ground and solutions to the myriad problems facing our world.”

The Nigerian delegation participated in the discussions, in particular Prof. John Enow Tabotndip, Dr. Mykel Chukwuyerem Ajaere, Prof. Amb. Tunji John Asaolu, Hon.Linda Ene Agada, Mr. Aminu Musa, Dr. Gaby Michael Ghontous, Amb. Aniekanabasi Paulinus Alban,

Others are; Mrs. Stephanie Odakhe Egba, Pastor Mrs. Omoyemen Rosemary Gani-Yesufu, Amb. Faranpojo Alexander Omoleye, Ambassador. Eghomare Benjamin Osaze and Amb. Idoko Samson Ochimana, member of the International Society of Diplomats in Nigeria.

A notable delegate from Nigeria and patron of the International Society of Diplom, Sir Dan Anaebo OkekentaJP, was a prominent business magnate, diplomat and author, known for his relentless pursuit of excellence.

He was honored with a Global Diplomats Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the maintenance of diplomacy, tolerance and peaceful coexistence in his home country and beyond.

He received a standing ovation and received the award from His Royal Highness King Nana Yaw Osam I, Hon. David Smith – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister for Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.