10 December 2014
Launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent website
Photos (IDPAD's photostream)
International Decade for People of African Descent - General Assembly Special Event (Full event, UN Web Tv, duration: 3:13.07). Statement delivered by Ms. Fanon-Mendès-France, Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent at 44.55
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa, President of the United Nations General Assembly’s sixty-ninth session, at the Launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent (UN Web Tv, duration: 09:50)
10 December 2014
On 10 December 2014 a joint media statement was issued by 20 special procedure mandate holders, including the WGPAD, expressing their support for the International Decade and urging practical measures to eradicate racism and racial discrimination.
16 December 2014
Celebrating our African Heritage: Launching of the Decade for People of African Descent at UNOG. Film screening: Cartola (Palais des Nations, Cinema, Room XIV - A building, 1st floor- Door 17)
Statement by Flavia Pansieri, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights at Launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent (Palais des Nations, Cinema Room XIV, 16 December 2014)
Photo credit: Pacífico Olvidado
OHCHR Photo/Global Humanitaria
On 23 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly, by its resolution 68/237, proclaimed an International Decade for People of African Descent starting on 1 January 2015 and ending on 31 december 2024, to be officially launched after the general debate of its sixty-ninth session. To support the proposal for the Decade, the UNOG Library organized a special exhibition entitled "People of African descent: recognition, justice and development. A journey through the UNOG Library collection" in its cyberspace (B Building, Door 20, 1st floor). The exhibition ran from August 2013 to May 2014.
The exhibition catalogue and a special bibliography on people of African descent prepared by the Library are available here below: