The 42nd International Vegetarian Union World VegFest is to be held in Dubai on 25t-26-27 November 2014.
Due to Ebola outbreak in West Africa IVU 42nd World Vegfest in Ghana and Togo unfortunately had to be cancelled. It will most probably be postponed to 2015. We very much regret this sad moment West African people are facing and send our best votes for a quick end of this deadly viral outbreak. Our special votes for the organizers who had worked tirelessly for nearly two years. Below a note of Emmanuel Eyoh, IVU Regional Representative for Africa and from Edwin Baffour, Public Relations Officer of Vegetarian Association of Ghana:
Cancellation Of 42nd World Vegfest in Africa
We regret to announce the cancellation of the 42nd World Vegfest events that was to be held in Ghana& Togo Oct 1-8,2014 .The cancellation is due to the dreaded ebola virus disease currently ravaging some West African countries.We are going to observe the situation for sometime and come up with details on the Worldvegfest-which will still take place in Africa.I want to take this opportunity to thank the organisers in Ghana & Togo for all their efforts to ensure that Africa host the 1st ever World Vegfest.
Pls kindly increase your personal hygiene and educate your community to stop eating bush meat and all meat products to curtail the spread of Ebola virus disease.
From the minutes of the IVU General Meeting held during the World Congress, Baltimore 1984, in the 'Regional Secretaries Reports':