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UN expert group calls for the recognition of people of African descent

UN expert group calls for the recognition of people of African descent

Recognizing that people of African descent are a distinct group particularly vulnerable to racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia is essential to increasing their visibility and enabling them to realize their human rights, say UN human rights experts.
Righting wrongs for women of African descent

Righting wrongs for women of African descent

Multiple forms of discrimination deny women of African descent their rights and recognition of their contributions to society.
Integrating migrants of African descent into Portuguese society

Integrating migrants of African descent into Portuguese society

Has the creation of the National Centre for Immigration Support eased the integration of migrants of African descent into Portuguese society?
People of African Descent: Recognition, Justice, and Development

People of African Descent: Recognition, Justice, and Development

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent meets to address the human rights concerns of Afro-descendants.
In remembrance of 30 million victims of slavery

In remembrance of 30 million victims of slavery

On 25 March, people the world over remember the 30 million victims of the slave trades
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UN human rights Chief Navi Pillay pays special attention to people of African descent.
Bringing visibility to the plight of African descendants in the Americas

Bringing visibility to the plight of African descendants in the Americas

On this International Year for People of African descent, we highlight the stories of human rights defenders working to stop discrimination in the Americas.
Defending the rights of African descendants in the Americas

Defending the rights of African descendants in the Americas

On this International Year for People of African descent, we highlight the stories of human rights defenders working to stop discrimination in South America.
UN urges ‘positive action’ on African descendants

UN urges ‘positive action’ on African descendants

With a call for righting past and present wrongs, the UN launches the International Year for People of African Descent.

In this section
Sessions
Information about International Decade for People of African Descent

Draft Programme of Action for the Decade for People of African Descent
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General Assembly Resolution 68/237
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General Assembly Resolution 68/151
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General Assembly Resolution 67/155
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General Assembly Resolution 66/144
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International Year of the People of African Descent

International Year for People of African Descent

People of African Descent: Recognition, Justice and Development

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