His Excellency, Mr. Charles N. Ntiamoah-Mensah a/k/a Mr. CNN, will
forever remember March 26-27, 2015. That was when he was invited as
one of the speakers of various meetings which included; the NGO
Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (CSVGC). He was
the replacement speaker for Her Excellency; Ambassador Sire Dione
Conde, President of UNESCO Center for Peace, NY whose schedule did not
permit her participation.
The meetings took place at the Nigerian Consulate (Nigeria House) that
is a few yards from the world renowned United Nations building. The
discussion topic was: “Supporting Human Rights for Women in the Family
and the World; Equality between Men and Women in a Home where Dignity
is lifted and Uplifted.
It continued at the United Nations Headquarters on the topic: “The
Relevance of Inter-Religious and inter-Civilizational Dialogue to the
Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.” The meeting was attended by
representatives from around the world that included diplomats, UN
agencies, Nongovernmental Organizations, and academia.
H.E. Ntiamoah-Mensah seized the opportunity of a lifetime to walk as
it were in the footsteps of Ghana’s own H.E. Kofi Annan. The other
renowned speakers/Panelists included; Ambassador Chowdhury, Former
Deputy Secretary General to the UN; His Excellency, Mr. Nassir
Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the UNAOC, also the
former President of 66th Session of the UN General Assembly; His
Excellency, The Most Reverend Bernadito C. Auza Titular Archbishop of
Suacia; Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the
UN; Dr. Thomas Walsh, the President, UPF International; Mrs. Walsh, Ms
Sally Kader, President and Representative to the UN, US Federation and
Middle East Peace/United Federation For Peace and Development, H. E.
Mr. Ufuk Gokcen, Permanent Observer of the Organization for Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) to the United Nations, Dr. Slavomir Redo, Senior
Programme Advisor to the Academic Council on the United Nations
Systems(acuns.org), Dr. Michael Platzer, Liaison Officer, ACUNS and
Mr. Eli Epstein, Co-Founder, Children of Abraham.
For his contribution, H.E. Ntiamoah-Mensah spoke on the need to treat
women with respect and dignity. He mentioned various NGOs have
outlined ways to empower women in other parts of the world.
He also advised leaders to seek wisdom from above. He quoted from the
book of Matthew chapter 6 verse 33 in the Bible: “But seek ye first
the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall
be added unto you”. This should serve as a guiding principle in
addressing the many issues that confront mankind such as racism,
discrimination, women and child abuse, and challenging youth problems.
The moderators for various sessions were; Genie Kagawa of Universal
Peace Federation, Chairperson, CSVGC, Taj Hamad, Secretary General,
UPF, Francesco Candelari of UNAOC and Dr. Yvonne Lodico.
After the conference, Ambassador Ntiamoah-Mensah walked to the
official portrait of ‘Busumuru’ Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary
General, where he paid tribute to his hero and fellow-countryman. In
this Ambassador Ntiamoah-Mensah noted the similarities between the two
having grown up in Kumasi, Ghana, and more specifically in the same
neighborhoods of Fante, New Town and Bompata.
Peace Ambassador Ntiamoah-Mensah is now championing women causes and
opportunities for orphans. In this he sends his best wishes to UPF and
the organizers of the meeting, especially, Ambassador Conde of UNESCO
who gave him the exposure worth writing about. For indeed God makes
great things from nothing. H.E. Ntiamoah-Mensah admonishes all to
dream big and not limit ourselves because we are God’s creation. We
must speak positively about ourselves and about others in order to
reap positive outcomes.
Source:3G MediaHeadline Photo – H. E. Ntiamoah-Mensah handshake with