As proclaimed by the General Assembly, and recognized from 2015 - 2024, the international community recognizes that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. The framework adopted by the United Nations provides a commitment for Nation members and the greater, civil majority to come together to promote and achieve social justice and development for people of African Descent.  

To learn more about the history and significance of the International Decade for People of African Descent, visit Decade for People of African Descent.


Human Rights and Equity

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