Mancham to attend Washington summit on leadership and good governance


President James R. Mancham leaves Seychelles Tuesday December 7 to attend the 4th World Summit on Leadership and Good Governance as a special guest of the Inter-Religious and International Federation for World Peace.

The summit, which will be held in Washington D.C. from December 11 to 14, 2004, will bring together a group of distinguished leaders, including current and former heads of states, Government or Parliament, religious leaders, diplomats and scholars. It is expected that some 120 nations will be represented.

The theme of the summit is “Universal Values and Lasting Peace..Towards a new model of Global Governance.”

In a statement issued Monday morning (December 6) President Mancham said that no one needs to be reminded that our world is facing many serious crises, and that visionary and courageous leadership is needed to put an end to violence, poverty, family breakdown and widespread loss of hope throughout the world.

“Coming as it does this time in December following the U.S. Presidential elections and the U.S. President’s inauguration on the 20th January 2005, this World Summit is of a pivotal nature and reflects our belief that this a time of renewal, of new beginning and potentially one of reflection and readjustment of global thinking,” Mr Mancham said.

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