Third session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent
16 - 19 April 2024
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.
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.
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.