International Meeting on "International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024): Ten years to Act"

When, local time: 
Monday, 19 September 2016 -
9:30am to 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Emile Glele; e.glele@unesco.org or k.toure@unesco.org

The International Meeting on "International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024): Ten years to Act" will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 19 September 2016. The Meeting will be organized in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Frantz Fanon Foundation. It aims to better understand the objectives and challenges of the Decade; to share national experiences to implement its Programme of activities; and to discuss strategies to improve synergies between key stakeholders.

In December 2014 the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade under the theme "Recognition, Justice and Development”. This Decade provides an operational framework to encourage Member States to eradicate social injustices inherited from history and to fight against racism, prejudice and racial discrimination to which people of African descent are still subjected. It aims to strengthen, at national, regional and international levels, actions and measures to ensure the full enjoyment of the economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights of people of African descent, as well as their full and equal participation in society.

Live webcast: mms://stream.unesco.org/live/room_4_en.wmv

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