Ababa: Africa's Meeting Place
did ATA choose Addis Ababa as the venue for its 25th
Anniversary Jubilee Congress? To begin with it's today's
political capital of Africa, home of the Organization of
African Unity (OAU) and the United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa, (UNECA). More than 95 embassies from
all over the world have their missions in Addis Ababa. This
makes the capital of Ethiopia a city where one finds the
highest concentration of embassies in the world after
Washington DC, New York and London.
United Nations Conference
Centre: The UNCC is one of the most modern and
sophisticated conference centres in the world, offering
state-of-the-art facilities, including:
Africa Hall: Also in the United Nations compound is the famous and historic Africa Hall where the Charter of the Organization of African Unity was signed in 1963. Many conferences are still being held there. It has a seating capacity for 272 delegates with 100 microphones and 335 seats in the gallery. It has simultaneous interpretation facilities.