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International Community Called To Wake Up

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Acting secretary General of CARICOM, Lolita Applewaithe has echoed calls for the International Community to wake up and accelerate a regional and international program of cooperation to ensure that African people have full enjoyment of their rights in this the year designated for people of African Descent.

Speaking at the launching ceremony on Wednesday, Applewaithe said it is necessary for the international community to pay more attention to the issues affecting African people, not only in Guyana but countries around the world.

She pointed to issues such as poverty, underdevelopment, racism, discrimination and social exclusion as some of the issues currently affecting African people at the global level.

The CARICOM official also added that too many people of African descent are caught up in a cycle of persistent poverty from generation to generation.

The Guyana Government has since pledged its commitment to support and address those issues highlighted by African groups and organizations in the country.

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