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

Organised by Harrow BHM Group/Akoben Awards/BTWSC/African Histories Revisited/Harrow Mencap

Date and Time: Mondays, 20 March - 28 August 2017, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Harrow Mencap, 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House, Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow, London HA1 3EX, United Kingdom

What: The sessions are presented by Akoben Awards in association with BTWSC/African Histories Revisited and Harrow Mencap, and facilitated/curated by music industry and history consultant Kwaku. The sessions are free, intergenerational and take place on occasional Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The 2017 Programme includes:

20 March 2017 - Changing the Narrative – African Identity through the Media Lens (Ade Banjoko) A presentation and discussion exploring the representation of African identity in the media today and its impact on African youth; a look at the issue and some concrete ways in which to change the narrative. Presented by the London Parents Action and Resource Centre (PARC).

3 April 2017 - Highlighting the Liberation Works of Ras Seymour McLean (Shango Baku) Bro Shango adds to and leads the post-screening of the work Ras Seymour as an Ethiopia-facing Rastafari in liberating books looted from Ethiopia.

17 April 2017 - Highlighting African History Across London (Avril Nanton) Avril will talk about some of the statues and African representations found along her walks through London.

8 May 2017 - African British Civil Rights (Tony Walker) The bias in schools and the media give the impression that racism and civil rights was an American issue and totally ignores the struggles African British people. This presentation will provide the names and achievements of those African people born or resident here who fought against British racism.

15 May 2017 - Living History with Stella Dadzie: A Lifetime in the Womanist Struggle. A rare opportunity to hear London-born educationalist, writer, historian, gender and race equality activist Stella Dadzie tell her been-there-done-that life story that goes beyond the organization she co-founded in 1978, Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent, or books, such as the Heart Of The Race: Black Women's Lives In Britain.

22 May 2017 - Reframing Marcus Garvey in History (Everol Wilson) This is an opportunity to find a bit more about Garvey beyond the usual narrative. Even if you know about Garvey, you are bound to learn a thing or two you never knew, such as his dealings with the Versailles Peace Conference.

29 May 2017 - Highlighting African Herstory (Nana Asante) In this postponed marking of International Women's History Month, Nana highlights women of African heritage worthy of being lauded.

21 August 2017 - Remembering Aug. 23: International Day of African Resistance against Enslavement (Kwaku) We’ll mark International Day of African Resistance against Enslavement with a round table meeting focused what we as individuals and collectively can do about the UN International Decade For People Of African Descent initiative.

28 August 2017 - Remembering Aug. 31: African History Reflection Day (Kwaku) We’ll mark the 4th African History Reflection Day by focusing on African History Month UK @ 30.

Admission: Free - To register, please visit www.HarrowBHM.eventbrite.com

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination (resolution 2142 (XXI)).

Theme and events will be listed here

Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.

For a programme of events, please see

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

Organized by IDPAD Coalition UK

Date and Time: Saturday, 25 March 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Venue: University College London (Room G06, Roberts Building, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre), Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom

What: The UN Decade for People of African Descent (2015 - 2024) is a catalyst for People of African Heritage to work together on the challenges affecting the Community. The Interactive Conference on 25 March 2017 will provide the time and space to begin the conversation on what change we want to see in 2024.

Admission: Free - To register, please visit www.bit.ly/IDPADIConf

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

Official launch of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) initiative and unveiling of the 2017 MIPAD ranking.

For more information, please visit www.mipad.org.

Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Date and Time: 3 to 7 April 2017

Venue: Palais des Nations, Room XXI, United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

What: This session entitled "Leaving no one behind, people of African descent and the Sustainable Development Goals" will be used 1) to advocate for prioritization of people of African descent in work to achieve SDGs and 2) to develop simple operational guidelines for use by stakeholders (Governments, UN and civil society) on how to prioritize people of African descent as a particularly discriminated group at all stages of implementation of the SDGs. For more information, visit

Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Date and Time: Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Venue: Palais Wilson, First floor conference room, 52 rue des Pâquis, Geneva, Switzerland

What: During the Twentieth Session of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD), there will be a Consultation with Civil Society. The objective of the consultation is to explore new and innovative ways for the Working Group to work with civil society organizations to strengthen its work. The afternoon will include discussions on three guiding questions outlined below, exploring the key challenges of racial discrimination today and responses by civil society to combat these, engagement to date by civil society with the Working Group and suggestions to strengthen the impact of its recommendations on the ground and recommendations for priority human rights concerns which the Working Group should focus on in the next three years.

Live webcast will be available at webtv.un.org. For more information, visit.

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

Organised by Africans for JC Values & BTWSC/African Histories Revisited

Date and Time: Saturday, 22 April 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Unite the Union Building, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN, United Kingdom

What: In the midst of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent, this family-friendly event offers discourse on African identity and history through discussions, quiz, music and drama.

12:30-1:00 p.m. Registration/Refreshments, The African or Black Question documentary excerpt
1:00-1:20 p.m. Welcome
1:20-1:40 p.m. Global African Quiz
1:40-2:00 p.m. African Voices Quotations Session
2:00-3:30 p.m. As Long as You're of African Heritage... play & Q&A
3:30-4:00 p.m. Introduction of African History UK Network & African History @ 30/#AHMUK30 Campaign includes Golden Minutes from African History specialists
4:00-4:30 p.m. Music 4 Causes playlist, Araning, refreshments, wrap-up

  • Books, DVDs and food on sale
  • Hear about the International Decade for People of African Descent
  • "Listen To Music 4 Causes:" conscious and empowering music
  • Improve your global African history knowledge base with quick fire quiz
  • Find out about the African Jubilee Year Declaration and its role in the introduction of Black History Month 30 years ago
  • Be inspired by quotations by Africans on the continent and its diaspora using the African Voices: Quotations by People of African Descent book
  • Let the play fire your imagination and engender discussion about identity, etc.

Admission: £5/£10 - To register, please visit www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com

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

Organised by Africans for JC Values & BTWSC/African Histories Revisited

Date and Time: Saturday, 13 May 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Unite the Union Building, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN, United Kingdom

What: From Black History Month to African History Month -- 30 Years On: An opportunity to hear about how Black History Month was introduced in Britain, where it's at and where it should be going, especially this year, as we mark its 30th anniversary; as well as history's role in addressing the UN International Decade for People of African Descent.

12:30-1:00 p.m. Registration/Refreshments, 25 Years On video
1:00-1:20 p.m. Welcome
1:20-2:20 p.m. African/Black History Month videos
2:20-3:20 p.m. From Black History Month to African History Month 30 Years On discussion
3:20-4:00 p.m. Presentations by African History specialists/Launch of African History UK Network & African History @ 30/#AHMUK30 Campaign
4:00-4:30 p.m. Refreshments, networking, wrap-up

· Books, DVDs and food on sale
· Find out how Black History Month was introduced in Britain
· Hear about some of the programmes African history specialists will be delivering as part of African History Month @ 30
· Improve your global African history knowledge base, and history's role in addressing the International Decade For People Of African Descent
· Find out about the African Jubilee Year Declaration and its role in the introduction of Black History Month 30 years ago
· Find out the hubs for discovering where African History events are happening in and out of the Month

Admission: £5/£10 - To register, please visit www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com

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

Organized by Harrow BHM Group/Akoben Awards in association with RE:IMI (Race Equality: In Music Industry)/BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress

Date and Time: Monday, 5 June 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Harrow Mencap, 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House, Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow, London HA1 3EX, United Kingdom

What: Musician Dave Randall, author of Sound System – The Political Power of Music, tells the history of the Rock against Racism (RAR) movement and highlights what part music and culture can play in the fight against racism.

Admission: Free - To register, please visit www.BBM.eventbrite.com

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

"Celebrating and Honouring the African and Indigenous history of El Salvador." 

Location: Plaza José Simeón Cañas, Zacatecoluca, La Paz, El Salvador

Supported by the Mayor’s Office of Zacatecoluca, the El Salvador Secretaria de la Cultura de la Presidencia, Humanitas Afrika, AFROES (El Comité de Afrodescendiente de El Salvador), and others.

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

Inaugural event organized by Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD).

For more information, please visit www.mipad.org.

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

This summit aims to assess the current status of people of African descent and set goals for 2024. 
For more information, please see: www.idpadsummit.com

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

The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA) is holding its annual Nelson “Madiba” Mandela Humanitarian Award Presentation each October, honouring individuals who embody the ideals and principles of Nelson Mandela.

This year's award ceremony is held under the theme "Education: A Forceful Weapon Empowering The World's Children."

Sunday, 15 October 2017
3:00-5:30 pm
Brooklyn, New York

Venue and ticket information to be announced.