Gullah/Geechee Culture and Sustainability Connects to the Global Community by Queen Quet


Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (

Queen Quet at the United Nations May 2014

“Development is only viable if culturally and environmentally sustainable” were the words stated by the Minister of Culture of Paraguay, Mabel Causarano at the United Nations.  As soon as I heard these words, I knew that it was Divine Order that this would be the day of my return to this international arena.  I sat amongst other world leaders to be a part of a special thematic debate of the United Nations General Assembly entitled “Culture and Sustainable Development in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.” This debate relates to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which are eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.  The goals are:

  1. To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. To achieve universal primary education
  3. To promote gender equality and empowering women
  4. To reduce child mortality rates
  5. To improve maternal health
  6. To…

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