Ramu Damodaran (Chief, UN Academic Impact Initiative, Department of Public Information); Jazmin Graves (South Asian Languages and Civilizations Department, University of Chicago); Omar H. Ali, PhD (Dean, Lloyd International Honors College & Professor of African Diaspora History, University of North Carolina); Sheila S. Walker, PhD (Filmmaker, Cultural Anthropologist and Executive Director of Afrodiaspora, Inc.); Gloria Browne-Marshall (Writer, Professor, Board Member of the Association for the Study of African-American Life & History); Alison Smale (UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications); and H.E. Mr. Mauro Vieira (Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations) at the screening of the film “Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora” at UN Headquarters in New York on 8 February 2018.
Ms. Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, opening the exhibit at UN Headquarters on 12 January 2016. She was joined by Mr. Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights; Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations; and Ms. Marie-Paule Roudil, Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in New York.
Luiza Bairros (right), Minister for the Promotion of Policies on Racial Equality of Brazil and Verene Shepard, Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. Photo: Martin Dixon.
10 December 2014 - Launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent at United Nations Headquarters, New York. Photo: Martin Dixon.
Haitian jazz songstress Rachelle Jeanty performs in the General Assembly Hall for the UN’s 2012 gala concert raising awareness on the legacy of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Dr. Martin Luther King and his wife were greeted by Mr. Ralph J. Bunche, UN Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs at UN Headquarters". New York, 1964. UN Photo
To commemorate International Environment Day hundreds of Haitian students take part in a massive tree-planting campaign at a pine forest. The once-great forest has been depleted for charcoal production and to make room for farm land. June 2011, Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi
A mother and child are standing in front of coal-making ovens. Green wood is burned at high temperatures to make the coal. 1991, Minas Gerais, Brazil. UN Photo/Sebastiao Barbosa
Women learn to read and write in Port-au-Prince’s impoverished Cité Soleil neighbourhood, where the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)’s Violence Reduction Section is working with a volunteer association to help disenfranchised women. 2011, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi