This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Organized by Maison des métallos

Dates: 12-29 October 2017
Venue: Maison des métallos | 94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France
For more information, please see the AFRO! Photography Exhibition flyer (in French)

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Organized by the Organization of American States and United Nations

Dates: October 18, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Venue: Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States, 17th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C 20006
What: Produced by cultural anthropologist and Executive Director of Afrodiaspora Inc., Dr. Sheila S. Walker, the documentary highlights the legacy and contributions of people of African Descent. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by the OAS Secretary for Access to Rights and Equity, Mauricio Rands. Panellists will include:

  • Dr. Sheila S. Walker, Executive Director of Afrodiaspora Inc.
  • Ms. Omyma David, Focal Point of the United Nations Remember Slavery Program
  • Dr. Ariana A. Curtis, Museum Curator of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Dr. Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Director of the OAS Department of Social Inclusion.

An exhibit produced by the United Nations entitled, “Remember Slavery: Recognition, Justice and Development” to mark the Programme’s tenth anniversary, will also be on display from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Interested persons can register for this event.

Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Date and venue: 3 November to 1 December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

What:

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries. For more information, visit

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Organized by Akoben Awards/Harrow BHM Group

Date and time: 20 November 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue:Mencap, 3 Jardine House (1st floor), Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow HA1 3EX, United Kingdom

What: The UN's International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024 initiative is aimed at redressing, eliminating or mitigating the discrimination and inequality experienced by African people all over the world. History consultant Kwaku will provide a series of audiovisual resources in the public domain as a precursor to interrogating whether IDPAD can achieve its aims. Free admission. To register, please visit www.HarrowBHM.eventbrite.com

Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Date and venue: 20 November to 8 December 2017, Ground Floor, Conference room, Palais Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland

What:

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by its State parties. The Committee will examine the reports of the following eight States parties during its 94th session: Algeria, Australia, Belarus, Jordan, Serbia and Slovakia. For more information, visit http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1139&Lang=en.

Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Date and venue: 20 to 24 November 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

What:

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent was established on 25 April 2002 by the then Commission on Human Rights, following the World Conference against Racism held in Durban in 2001. It is composed of five independent experts. For more information, visit http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Racism/WGAfricanDescent/Pages/WGEPADIndex.aspx.

Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Date and venue: The meeting will be held in Room XIX Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland from 23 to 24 November 2017

Background and purpose of the meeting: The International Decade for People of African Descent adopted by the General Assembly (2015 – 2024) is an opportunity to analyze and improve the human rights situation and well-being of one of the population groups most affected by racism and discrimination. By combating racial discrimination, the Decade will also strengthen democracy, the rule of law and equality in societies. In 2014, by its resolution 69/16, the General Assembly adopted a Programme of Activities, identifying the objectives and outlining specific actions to be taken within the three themes of the International Decade: recognition, justice and development.

As part of the awareness raising campaign for the International Decade, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will organize five regional meetings. Such meetings will focus on trends, priorities and obstacles at the national and regional levels to effectively implement the Programme of Activities. The meetings will be also an occasion to exchange good practices. The first meeting for the Latin American and Caribbean region was held in Brasilia on 3-4 December 2015.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to reflect on ways and means that governments from the regions 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 would bring 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 would be invited to attend as observers. Experts on the topics will be also invited to participate in the meeting.

Documentation and Working languages: The final report of the meeting will be issued as a United Nations document in all official languages.

Further information concerning accreditation, draft agenda and programme modalities will be posted in due course on this page.