People of African Descent and the Sustainable Development Goals

Public E-team



This E-Team focuses on the follow up to the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent's 20th Session, held between 3-7 April 2017, at Palais des Nations, Geneva. Topics covered include
1.) advocacy for prioritization of PAD in work for inclusive achievement of SDGs
2.) developing simple operational guidelines for use by stakeholders on how to prioritize PAD as a particularly discriminated group at all stages of a holistic approach to SDG implementation.

The Session included Consultation with Civil Society on 5 April with the objective to explore new and innovative ways for WGEPAD to strengthen its work through engagement with civil society organizations. Three guiding topics contributed to draft conclusions and recommendations made from the deliberations: current key human rights concerns of PAD and work to address them: how to improve and enhance WGEPAD's engagement with civil society for greater impact on the ground: human rights identified by the WGEPAD.

Geographical area: Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Other
Theme(s) of intervention: Communication and information/ICTs, Culture, Education, Monitoring and evaluation, Sustainable Development Goals
Created: 06 Sep 2017
Latest update: 06 Dec 2019


Short Description:
For further information on the preparatory work for the 22nd Session of the WGEPAD with civil society and other stakeholders, e-mail: african
Short Description:
This presentation made in Summer 2015, encapsulates a rights based approach to development primarily by focusing on issues affecting researchers, academic staff and students in UK higher education research institutions.
Short Description:
This brief was circulated and commended for its contribution to discussion at the  Annual Meeting of ENAR Steering Group on Afro-phobia, held in Brussels, Belgium in October 2017.