New York 2016

The 2016 World Igbo Congress was held at HILTON New York JFK Airport, 144-02 135th Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11436 and hosted by Igbo Organization of New York September 1-4, 2016. The theme was K’anyi mezie ala Igbo.

ABOUT THE CONVENTION

We have come to a point in the life of the Igbo where we can no longer let individual differences stand in our way to saving the Igbo, Igbo heritage and Igbo land, our only real home. Our problems are myriad. We have gone through massacres of genocide proportions to being schemed out completely from governance and the economy in the country we sacrificed most to keep sovereign. We have been pushed to the wall and must now stand our ground in our own interest, and that of our children and children’s children. This convention was about protecting our homestead. It was about stopping the conversion of our home into “conquered territory”. It was about preserving our heritage. It was about providing world class healthcare for our people. It was about getting “Igbo leaders” to work for the Igbo. It was about consolidating our stay in the USA, our chosen abode. We must work together to achieve this. The convention gave us that opportunity. This was a convention like no other. See the convention repost and the communique below

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Click to reach the communique

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A NEW BEGINNING

Our Commitment to WIC Going Forward

Purpose of this thrust

To lay out strategies by the new administration, with the participation of all Diaspora Igbo, to revamp World Igbo Congress in order to enhance the robustness intended ab initio to reposition it for the onerous task ahead for the Igbo Nation.

Our Goals

  1. To reinstate the operational model of faithful adherence to the rules laid down at inception in order to restore the discipline needed for a viable and stronger WIC that will stand the test of time in this troubled era of the Igbo
  2. To establish an interfacing platform for all Diaspora Igbo Organizations to engender oneness of purpose, trust and unified response to emergencies
  3. To ensure that Diaspora Igbo under the aegis of World Igbo Congress is equipped psychologically and materially to undertake responsibilities that will ensure stability for the Igbo nation of the
  4. To have a robust World Igbo Congress that will respond energetically, rapidly, internationally and unapologetically to the needs of the Igbo as a

The Ikemba Strategic Committee

(The arrowhead of WIC’s renewed initiative)

GOAL: To prepare the WIC, the Igbo and Igbo land for today’s emergencies and for the future
  1. Immediately pursue a sustained global fundraising machinery for Diaspora Igbo
  2. Identify actionable litigation against all oppressors of the Igbo by way of Igbo Legal Defense
  3. Setup public relations and lobbying machinery so as to become proactive in Igbo affairs internationally and enlist the support of people or groups that will fight for us where it matters most
  4. Arrange presentations at World Centers including the United Nations, the governments of the US, The International Court of Justice at The Hague and Europe and African
  5. Stimulate our people to get politically involved locally so that, by default the Igbo becomes constituents of the political class in the US and elsewhere making it easy to mobilize this for our
  6. Rapidly articulate WIC response to any future
  7. Liaise with and report to the board for approval of decisions

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