Cécile Kashetu Kyenge

Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and of the Committee on Development, European Parliament

Speaker

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1964. In 2013 she was appointed Minister for Integration in the grand coalition government formed by Enrico Letta, becoming Italy’s first black cabinet minister. In the European Parliament, she is a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and of the Committee on Development, as well as the Co-Rapporteur of the European Parliament strategic initiative report on “Situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration.” She is also Chair of ARDI’s Afrophobia Working Group and Co-Chair of ARDI’s Institutional racism Working Group.

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