Ambassador Lapenn Joins AU World AIDS Day Commemoration

Ambassador Lapenn joined Mrs. Monica Geingos, The First Lady of Namibia; AU Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development Ambassador Minata Samate Cessouma; and Acting Africa CDC Director Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma for the African Union’s World AIDS Day Commemoration on November 30, 2022. Remarks as drafted First, let me acknowledge the AU Commission …

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Remarks by Ambassador Jessye Lapenn at the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) Open Session

Jessye Lapenn U.S. Ambassador to the African Union at the African Union Peace and Security Council Open Session on Hate Crimes and Fighting Genocide Ideology in Africa April 12, 2021 (As delivered)   Distinguished Chairperson, Excellencies, and Colleagues, thank you for the opportunity to speak on this important topic, Hate Crimes and Fighting Genocide Ideology in Africa. This …

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Statement by the U.S. Mission to the African Union on the Killing of George Floyd

The U.S. Mission to the African Union joins with the people of the United States, Africa, and the world in condemning the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN on May 25, 2020. The officer involved in Mr. Floyd’s death has been arrested for murder and manslaughter and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District …

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