The Urgency of Now: Systemic Racism and the opportunities of 2021


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Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
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General Assembly, 76th session
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In this report, the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent presents the summary of discussions held at its twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh sessions. During its twenty-seventh session, the Working Group discussed systematic racism and the lessons of 2020. It concluded that the year 2020 shed light on the long-lasting systematic racism and structural discrimination that have historically put people of African descent at a disadvantage and prevented them from fully enjoying their human rights. Urgent actions are needed to address racial disparities in health and to put an end to systematic racism in the areas of law enforcement and criminal justice. Tackling systematic racism can only be achieved through an honest assessment of the past, in particular of the consequences of the trade in enslaved Africans and colonialism.

Submissions received in response to the WGEPAD's call for input: The Urgency of Now: Systemic Racism and opportunities in 2021

Call for input: The Urgency of Now: Systemic Racism and opportunities in 2021

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Submissions received from civil society in response the WGEPAD's call for input: Mid-term review of the International Decade for people of African descent

Statements and written submissions received from civil society for the 26th session of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

Statements and written submissions received from civil society for the 27th session of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent


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