A United Democratic Party (UDP) Gambia, has sent a delegation to the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday July 1st. According to Mr Suntou Touray, the delegation was invited to the council meeting of Socialist International (SI) which was opened Friday. The delegation include Jainaba Bah, Yahya Darboe and Suntou Touray.
The Socialist International is the worldwide organisation of social democratic, socialist and labour parties. It currently brings together 153 political parties and organisations from all continents. The group is a staunch supporter of struggle against political and economic injustices in the world and particular the political oppression in the Gambia.
The discussions are focusing on three main themes: ‘Strengthening the political and humanitarian response to current international crises’, ‘Defending and securing democracy: supporting the struggle for rights and freedoms where they are under threat’, and ‘The need for an economy that works for all – defeating inequality in the world economy: contributions to the work of the SI Commission on this subject’.
The Senegalese delegation in the meeting in Geneva went to affirmed their solidarity and support to the UDP delegation and the stand Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and his party executives took since the recent political upheaval in the Gambia.
Meanwhile, Mrs Jainaba Bah spoke at length in the meeting outlining Jammeh’s crimes and atrocities against Gambians in particular UDP members and supporters. Mrs Bah urged the delegates to take note of Jammeh’s crimes against humanity and come to the aid of Gambians before it’s too late. the meeting continues later today Saturday.