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People of African Descent


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This guide provides links to the most relevant UN documents (resolutions, reports, declarations, treaties) on people of African descent,  a group of specific interest to the United Nations because of the discrimination it continues to suffer even after the end of the historic slave trade.

It also highlights the collections of the UNOG Library on the topic  - both print and online resources (books, articles, journals, and databases). In addition, key websites  have been selected by your UNOG librarians to help you to keep up-to-date on this subject.

Featured book

About the Decade

Brochure on the International Decade for People of African descent.This brochure (produced to accompany a exhibit at UN Headquarters in 2016) provides a brief overview of the background, objectives and activities of the Decade.

Backgrounder: People of African Descent  (English, French, Spanish)

including what Members States and individuals can do at various levels to help promote and improve life for people of African descent where they are - See more at: