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Human Rights experts find racial discrimination in the USA alive and thriving

Human Rights experts find racial discrimination in the USA alive and thriving

“The ideology ensuring the domination of one group over another continues,” said Mireille Fanon Mendes France, chair of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent at the end of an 11-day mission to the USA.
Fact-finding mission to US looks at human rights condition of African Americans

Fact-finding mission to US looks at human rights condition of African Americans

The Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent (WGPAD) visits the United States to gather first-hand information on the current human rights situation.
Exhibit and book celebrate contributions of people of African descent

Exhibit and book celebrate contributions of people of African descent

An exhibition and a book to promote the Decade for People of African Descent was unveiled recently at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
International Decade of People of African Descent: recognition, justice and development

International Decade of People of African Descent: recognition, justice and development

Around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas, and millions more live in other parts of the world outside the African continent. The international community, in recognition that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected, has proclaimed 2015-2024 International Decade for People of African Descent.
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.