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Second session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent


30 May 2023 - 02 June 2023


United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States of America

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is pleased to announce that the second session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent will take place from 30 May to 2 June 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States of America.

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Provisional agenda

Programme of work (Draft)

Concept note on the thematic discussions

Modalities of participation

Logistic information

Preliminary conclusions and recommendations | Portuguese

Statements and contributions

The following statements and contributions were received by the Secretariat in relation to the discussions that took place during the Permanent Forum. The views and/or opinions expressed in the contributions listed below are those of the authors and do not reflect in any way the views and/or opinions of OHCHR. OHCHR is not responsible for the content of the submissions. The use and posting of the contributions do not provide any legal and/or other status to the contributing organizations or their association with OHCHR.

High Level Opening Segment

Introductory Statements by Members of the Permanent Forum

Member States

General Debate

Global Reparatory Justice

Pan-Africanism for Dignity, Justice and Peace

Transnational Migration

Recognizing and Addressing Systemic and Structural Racism: A data-driven and evidence-based approach

Health, Well-being, and Intergenerational Trauma

Adoption of the preliminary conclusions and recommendations of the 2nd session

Registration to participate in the Permanent Forum

All stakeholders advancing the rights of people of African descent are welcome to participate in the second session of the Permanent Forum. Member States, United Nations specialized agencies and bodies, national human rights institutions, equality bodies, civil society representatives, and organizations of people of African descent are especially invited to attend and contribute to the discussions.

All individuals must register in advance to participate. Please register on this page:

Please be advised that registration to participate in the second session of the Permanent Forum on People of African descent does not entitle participants to receive any financial assistance.

Registration is open until Friday, 19 May.

Guidelines for Organizers of Side Events

The Permanent Forum welcomes all stakeholders interested in organizing side events to expand discussions beyond the plenary of the session.
Please see the detailed Guidelines for organizers of side events.

Call for inputs

OHCHR invites civil society actors, non-governmental organizations, academics, experts on issues related to people of African descent, and all other relevant stakeholders to submit inputs on topics to be considered for discussion during the second session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.

Written inputs should be sent in Word format to [email protected] by 20 March 2023. Please see the call for inputs.