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Our work at the Second Session of the UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent





(7th meeting) 2nd Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent – Adoption of the preliminary conclusions and recommendations of the 2nd session


We worked on this plan from January 16th 2021 as our Martin Luther King Day of service though MLK Day 2021 as part of United We Serve: A Celebration of the National MLK Day of Service as part of the Biden-Harris Inauguration of 2021.  We started with our Dec 3rd 2020 submission to the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD)


The WGEPAD public 27th session, entitled “The Urgency of Now: Systemic Racism and the Lessons of 2020” will be held from 30 November to 3 December, 14.00-16.00 (CET).

This thematic session will build on the WGEPAD’s report COVID-19, systemic racism and global protests and set the scene for the mid-term review of the International Decade for people of African descent and 20th anniversary of the DDPA. It will include discussions on the key themes and priorities for the protection of the human rights of people of African descent, positive developments, good practices and how to address systemic racism based on international human rights law.

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