The Pan-African Assembly (PAA) is the supreme decision-making body of the IMCS Africa
The PAA is held once every four years. The 10th PAA was held in October, 2010, in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa.
The 11th PAA will be held from 4 - 12 October, 2014, at NRDC, Lusaka, Zambia, Southern Africa.
The Pan-African Assembly is made up of all delegates of affiliated national Movements/Federations, sub-regional coordinators, members of the Pan-African Team (PAT), a delegate from the International Team (IT), and candidates to the Pan-African Team (PAT) as well as invited guests according to the defined circumstances.
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"Catholic Students Promoting Awareness
Dates & Time: To Be Announced
Venue: St Theresa's Cathedral Parish, Livingstone, Zambia
Guest of Honour:
The Right Rev. Raymond Mpezele, Bishop of Livingstone:
NMCS Livingstone Council
National Movement of Catholic Students (NMCS) Zambia is a chapter of the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS). Thus it’s also called International Movement for Catholic Students - Zambia (IMCS-Zambia).
BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT IMCS
IMCS is a worldwide organisation for students in the tertiary learning institutions. Its headquarters are in Paris, France. It was started in Europe after the 1st World War (WWI) in 1921 in Fribourg, Switzerland. It was formed in order to promote global solidarity, justice and peace especially among the university students world-over. Originally it was called “Pax Romana” meaning "Roman Peace".
The motto of the International Movement is “preferential Option for the Poor.”
Today IMCS is recognized by the Holy See, and has been spreading across the globe. In Africa, the headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya.
BIRTH OF NMCS - ZAMBIA
IMCS, finally came to Zambia in 1999. The Regional Coordinator of IMCS Africa in the witness of a number of delegates from the Copperbelt University (CBU), Tanzania and Kenya; launched NMCS Zambia.
This great event took place on 27th March, 1999. It was attended by all Lusaka based tertiary institutions and was graced by Cardinal Medardo Joseph Mazombwe (Above) who at the time was the Archbishop of the Archdioceses of Lusaka (ADL).
Our national motto is “Stand together for what you believe"