Wednesday, 29 September 2010

My Trip to New York

From September 17 to 24, 2010, I undertook a mission to New York to attend several civil society events organized on the margins of the High-Level Plenary Meeting of the UN general Assembly taken in New York from 20 to 22 September 2010. I was invited and supported by Action On Armed Violence "AOAV», a UK organisation working in partnership in fight against armed violence and victim assistance.

It is not easy to describe in a few words how I found New York City but that town with the headquarters of the United Nations was interested me from the economically and socially point.
With large buildings in floor, I admired the order that reigns in the road despite a large number of vehicles that circulate New York.
Despite their different colours, languages, culture and religion, the mutual respect that characterizes people who live in New York left me feeling a good example that everyone else might follow for peaceful coexistence and a real global change.

Then, the activities began with a series of meetings organized by international organizations in which my organization CEDAC supported a pact on peace and security prepared by AOAV" Global Call to Action Again Poverty "CGAP" and "The World We Want 2015.
My statement was based mainly on the integration aspect of armed struggle against violence in the final document of the MDGs.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, by Carla De Ycaza, teacher at New York University, I had the opportunity to respond to the invitation of the university students who wanted to know a lot about my work in Burundi through CEDAC which I am a legal representative.
They have appreciated the work done by the PMRC in its effort to contribute to the fight against armed violence and promoting development.
I want to thank any one for the time he spent for meeting with me and AOAV which funded my mission in New York.

Eric Niragira

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