Monrovia – Liberia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Lewis Garseedah Brown, II, on Tuesday took over the chairmanship of the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations for the month of February.
Ambassador Brown took over the chairmanship from the Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea, Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba who served for the month of January.
Handing over the gavel of authority, Ambassador Mba expressed confidence in Ambassador Brown's leadership and pledged his full support to ensuring success during his tenure.
According to a dispatch from Liberia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Brown thanked the former Chairman for his commitment and dedication to the work of the African group and assured that he would continue in the footprints of his predecessors to advance the objectives of the Group.
As Chairman, Ambassador Brown will coordinate the affairs of the African group and serve as its official spokesperson at all United Nations events including meetings and high level conferences.
During his tenure as Chairman, the African group will participate in ongoing intergovernmental negotiations on UN Security Council reforms and convene a retreat of Permanent Representatives of African Missions to the United Nations from February 23-24.
The retreat, meant to enhance the effectiveness, unity, cohesion and solidarity of the Group will be held under the theme: Working towards African driven and Africa led Reform process at the United Nations: Maximizing Africa's impact and influence.