In an effort to dismantle the silos and bubbles that plague society’s civil and political discourse, The Global Communiqué, a digital current affairs magazine, aims to provide compelling content, in the form of interviews with those at the grassroots level and interviews with prominent figures.

The Global Communiqué combines a bottom-up approach as well as a top-down approach to telling stories that significantly impact social and economic development at the local, regional and international level.

The Global Communiqué aims to be a conversation starter on issues that require deep conversations, reflection, and policy attention at both the domestic and international level with the aim of using the ‘power of a pen’ and the media platform to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Global Communiqué seeks to ensure that as we journey towards achieving the 2030 Agenda that no one, and indeed no perspective, is left behind.


Mary-Jean Nleya
Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Mary-Jean is the founder and and editor-in-chief of The Global Communiqué. She was the Senior Editor for Op-Eds at the Harvard Africa Policy Journal. Previously, Mary-Jean was an intern (and then later a contractor) at the International Criminal Court, The Hague. Mary-Jean is a One Young World ambassador and holds a LL.M. from the Harvard Law School and a LL.B. from the University of Pretoria. In 2016, she was awarded the Excellence in Media Award by the African Media Initiative for the AU Agenda 2063 Reporting category. In 2017, she was selected as a G20 Young Global Changer. She has a keen interest in exploring and analysing media narratives and is fascinated by the intersection between law and development.

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