#UNGenevaReads has recently focused on Racial Equality and Justice in reading Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge.
If you would like to read more on this topic, find more books available in our collection listed on this page and related resources in our dedicated resource guide.
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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.
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)
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31 August 2021: First International Day for People of African Descent
2 August 2021: General Assembly establishes Permanent Forum of People of African Descent (A/RES/75/314)
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights report on racial justice and equality (A/HRC/47/53)
OHCHR Agenda towards transformative change for racial justice and equality
New! UN Geneva Library Resource Guide on Racial Equality and Justice
What is the UN doing to combat racism and racial discrimination?
UN website: 2015-2024, International Decade for pople of African Descent: Recognition, Justice and Development