Chimamanda Adichie To Address United Nations On World Humanitarian Day
, Aug 18, 2016
Nigerian celebrity novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will deliver a speech, tomorrow, at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York, United States of America, to mark World Humanitarian Day.
The high-level event will be attended by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon and about 1,900 other persons from the international community.
Her speech is part of a series of events marking the World Humanitarian Day with the theme “One Humanity”.
A statement from Adichie’s manager, Chinaku Onyemelukwe says the award-winning writer would speak on the issues that brought about avoidable human suffering in conflict-ridden countries.
In Nigeria, over two million people who are displaced by the Boko Haram conflict are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. According to the UN, about 130 million people in the world need urgent humanitarian assistance.
Adichie has gained an international reputation as a great writer and eloquent speaker. Her books, Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah have been widely read around the world.
Her speech on “The Danger of a Single Story” at the 2009 TED Talk in London has been quoted by many prominent speakers and her other speeches and writings have driven conversations across cultures.
Adichie’s speech tomorrow at the UN is expected to draw the attention of the world on the need to take decisive action in responding to the humanitarian needs of the people affected by conflict.