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
Pacífico Olvidado. OHCHR Photo/Global Humanitaria