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Sessions

Third session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

Date

16 - 19 April 2024

LOCATION

PALAIS DES NATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is pleased to announce that the third session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent will take place from 16 – 19 April 2024 in the Palais des Nations of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Documentation

Programme of work (draft)

Concept note on the thematic discussions (English | Français | Español | Português)

Registration to participate in the Permanent Forum

All stakeholders advancing the rights of people of African descent are welcome to participate in the sessions 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: https://indico.un.org/event/1004528/

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

Registration is open until Friday, 5 April 2024, 11:59 pm Geneva.

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 (English | Français | Español | Português)

Application for financial support

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights invites civil society representatives to apply for financial support to participate in the third session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their work representing people of African descent or advocating to protect and promote the human rights of people of African descent. The selection committee will consider the potential of applicants to contribute to specific discussions on the agenda of the Permanent Forum. Due regard will also be made to considerations of geographic and gender diversity.

To apply for financial support, civil society representatives are requested to send the application form (English | Español | Français), completed and signed, together with all supporting documents, in a single e-mail to [email protected] by 21st January 2024, 11:59 pm Geneva.

Call for inputs

OHCHR invites Member States, United Nations agencies, programmes and funds, National Human Rights Institutions, 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 third session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.  

Written inputs should be sent in Word format to [email protected] by 12 November 2023, 23:59 pm Geneva time Please see the call for inputs (English | Français | Español | Português).

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