On Thursday March 6, the Institute of African Studies (School of International and Public Affairs) and the Africa-America Institute present a lecture on HIV/AIDS drug policy in Africa featuring Ambassador Boniface Chidyausiku.
Ambassador Chidyausiku is the current Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic Zimbabwe to the United Nations. He will be discussing the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha-TRIPS trade agreement, drug patents and the potential role for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and other regional blocs in shaping public health initiatives.
Born in Goromonzi district Zimbabwe, Ambassador Chidyausiku has served as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland (1999-2002). He has also held positions as Chairman of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements in the WTO, Geneva and was Vice President of the 49th Session of the Trade and Development Board of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).
The event will be held from 12:00 -2:00 p.m. in the International Affairs Building, Room 1138, 420 West 118th Street. It is free and open to the public.