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Declaration on the human rights of people of African descent

Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

In resolution A/RES/76/226 of December 2021, the General Assembly invited the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent to contribute to the elaboration of a draft United Nations Declaration on the promotion, protection and full respect of the human rights of people of African descent. Given the Forum’s mandate, outlined in A/RES/75/314, to act as “a consultative mechanism for people of African descent and other relevant stakeholders” and “as a platform for improving the safety and quality of life and livelihoods of people of African descent”, the Permanent Forum issued a call for viewpoints in advance of early discussions on the draft Declaration.

Civil society actors, non-governmental organizations, academics and experts working on issues related to people of African descent were invited to submit written statements on the potential scope and content of a draft United Nations Declaration on the promotion, protection and full respect of the human rights of people of African descent.

Informed by these statements, the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent will share its preliminary views on the Declaration at the 20th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, held from 10 to 21 October 2022 in Geneva. The content of the Permanent Forum’s preliminary submission, and the statements received by the Permanent Forum from other stakeholders, are below.

Preliminary Submission of the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent on a draft United Nations Declaration on the promotion, protection and full respect of the human rights of people of African Descent.

Statements from non-governmental organizations, academics, experts and other civil society actors on a draft United Nations Declaration on the promotion, protection and full respect of the human rights of people of African Descent

Permanent Forum on People of African Descent