Bringing PAD issues to an international stage
What is the Decade?
In 2013, the general assembly of the United Nations declared 2015-2024 the International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD or “the Decade”), with the themes and goals of Recognition, referring to the right to equality and non-discrimination, Justice, and Development, referring to the right to development and measures against poverty.
The Decade is an unprecedented opportunity for People of African Descent (PAD) and people/organizations advocating for the rights of People of African Descent to bring their issues to the international stage, and to work across communities and issue areas regionally, nationally, and internationally.
CALL FOR INPUT ON SYSTEMIC RACISM AND POLICE VIOLENCE
In June, following the death of George Floyd, the UN Human Rights Council held an urgent debate on systemic racism and police brutality, and adopted by consensus resolution 43/1.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is now seeking inputs to inform the preparation of its report.
IACHR HEARING ON SYSTEMIC RACISM AND POLICE VIOLENCE
The purpose of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) hearing is to present the Commission with information about the patterns and practices of systemic racism by law enforcement against communities of African descent in various countries in the Americas. We had the opportunity to provide testimony which the Commission will use to issue observations and recommendations.
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