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Sessions

32nd session of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

Date

01 - 05 May 2023

LOCATION

HYBRID, VIA ZOOM AND ROOM XVII, PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

THEME

Economic Empowerment of people of African descent

Hybrid meeting and broadcast live and archived on https://media.un.org/en/webtv

This session will examine how systemic racism and global economic structures and financial mechanisms affect the economic and financial empowerment of people of African descent, tracing the trajectories and impacts of enslavement, colonisation, segregation, and apartheid over the centuries, and providing an analysis of anticipated future trends to draw conclusions and make recommendations. The Working Group further intends to draw attention to the agency of people of African descent as one of, if not the, strongest forces in their own economic empowerment. It will also address reparations for people of African descent.

Call for written submissions

You are invited to provide written submissions on Economic Empowerment of people of African descent by responding to the Call for written submissions: Economic Empowerment of people of African descent

Written submissions should be submitted via email to [email protected] by 9 April 2023

Registration

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent warmly invites you to participate in its 32nd session on Economic Empowerment of people of African descent.

The public meetings will be held in a hybrid format, allowing both remote and in person participation.

All individuals must register in advance to participate in this hybrid meeting. Please kindly register via this link: https://indico.un.org/event/1001202/

For remote participation, the Zoom link will be shared with registered participants closer to the date.

For operational reasons, only "individual requests" will be considered. Group requests will not be considered and automatically cancelled.

Documentation

Submissions

Statements

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