From the United Nations Declaration on the Promotion and Respect of the Rights of People of African Descent

 

Towards a Declaration on the Promotion and Respect of the Rights of People of African Descent

 

Monday, 29 October 2018

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Conference Room 7

United Nations Headquarters

 

Speakers:

 

Michal Balcerzak

Chairperson, Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (moderator)

 

Noureddine Amir

Chairperson, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

 

  1. Tendayi Achiume

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

 

Craig Mokhiber

Director, New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

In order to overcome racism, xenophobia and structural discrimination faced by people of African descent and promote full respect of their human rights, the General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015–2024) with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.” The General Assembly also adopted a Programme of Activities for the implementation of the Decade. Among others, it requests States to consider the elaboration of a draft United Nations Declaration on the Promotion and Full Respect of Human Rights of People of African Descent.

 

This event is organized by the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.

 

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