Regional meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 23-24 November 2017)

[Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights]

As part of the awareness raising campaign for the International Decade, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is organizing five regional meetings. Such meetings focus on trends, priorities and challenges at the national and regional levels to effectively implement the Decade’s Programme of Activities. The meetings are also an occasion to exchange good practices.

This second regional meeting provided an opportunity to reflect on ways and means that governments from Europe, Central Asia and North America in partnership with equality bodies, national human rights institutions, civil society, development agencies and regional organizations, may pursue to integrate the provisions of the Programmes of Activities in their policies, programmes and strategies tailored for people of African descent.

Participants: The meeting brought together Member States, United Nations specialized agencies and bodies, regional organizations, national human rights institutions, equality bodies and civil society representatives, particularly people of African descent from the region. Other Member States of the United Nations were invited to attend as observers. Experts on the topics were also invited to participate in the meeting.

Regional Meeting on People of African Descent, Geneva, 23 November 2017
Regional Meeting on People of African Descent, Geneva, 23 November 2017
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights with Opal Tometi
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights with Opal Tometi
French journalist and filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo and Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi
French journalist and filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo and Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi
French journalist and filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo at the Regional Meeting
French journalist and filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo at the Regional Meeting