New report calls for transformative action for racial justice

A demonstrator holds a sign 'RACIAL EQUITY' during a march to remember the murder of George Floyd in Milton, Florida USA. © Keiko Hiromi/AFLO

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet has released a report calling on Member States to adopt a “transformative agenda” to uproot systemic racism.

The Agenda for transformative change towards racial justice and equality, casts a spotlight on a litany of violations of economic, cultural, civil and political rights suffered by Africans and people of African descent – on a daily basis and across different countries and jurisdictions.

“The status quo is untenable,” High Commissioner Bachelet said in a press release issued Monday. “Systemic racism needs a systemic response. We need a transformative approach that tackles the interconnected areas that drive racism, and lead to repeated, wholly avoidable, tragedies like the death of George Floyd.”

Learn more about the report and its focus in the video below

28 June 2021
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