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Congress of Racial Equality




Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2 Day Holiday Celebration


Monday – January 17th, 2005

Ambassadorial Reception

& Awards Dinner

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Tuesday - January 18th, 2005

World Conference


“Implications & Realities”


Hosted By


H.E. Mr. Aminu Bashir Wali

Ambassador, Nigeria


The United Nations

World Headquarters

46th Street & 1st Avenue

New York, New York


10:00AM – 6:00PM


World Conference


 “Implications & Realities”


The subject of biotechnology to increase food production has sparked controversy and debate around the world.


Proponents argue that the use of biotechnology can increase the efficiency of farmers particularly in developing nations. They also point to the increased resistance to pests and herbicides, the greater nutritional content and the positive effect on the environment that it can have.


Opponents cite the unknown long term consequences and ethical implications as their primary reservation in its use. They advocate further testing and stricter regulation.


While some parts of the world, such as the US and Japan have embraced biotechnology, other areas and markets have continued to express reservations. In the meantime, people are dying from hunger and disease all over the world.


For this reason, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), which has consultative NGO status with the United Nations, has decided to co-sponsor, along with the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC), an all day conference to examine all sides of this hot issue. Ambassador Aminu Wali, the Permanent Representative to the U.N. from Nigeria has agreed to host this important event. The conference will be part of a 2-day celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday.


On Monday, January 17, 2005 we will honor Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and father of the “Green Revolution”, Dr. Norman Borlaug, at our annual King Holiday Ambassadorial Reception & Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Hotel.


 The World Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York.  We will convene academics, scientists, attorneys, farmers, diplomats and other distinguished guests to present equally eloquent opposing points of views on the subject.


I hope you will join me for all or part of these important events.  I look forward to welcoming you.


Roy Innis

 National Chairman


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