13 countries confirm participation in UN All Africa Games

Xinhua Published: 2019-10-04 11:02:12
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The 2018 UN All Africa Games was held in South Africa. [File Photo: Youth for Africa and SDGs twitter account]

The 2018 UN All Africa Games was held in South Africa. [File Photo: Youth for Africa and SDGs twitter account]

A total of 600 participants from 13 African countries and regions have confirmed their participation in the 12th United Nations (UN) All Africa Games to be hosted by Zambia, organizers said on Thursday.

The annual sporting event, organized by the UN in Zambia, will be held from 10th to 12th October 2019, according to a release.

The games will include the participation of children and young people with disabilities in the spirit of leaving no one behind.

And preparations for the games have reached an advanced stage receiving massive technical support from both the government and the private sector, according to the release.

"We have received excellent support and guidance from the Zambian government through various line ministries," UN Resident Coordinator Coumba Mar Gadio said.

It's the first time that Zambia hosts the event. Last year's games was held in South Africa.

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