"Bigger Than Africa" film screening and panel discussion at the United Nations on 2 October 2019. Organized by the United Nations Department of Global Communications and MIPAD (Most Influential People of African Descent) in support of the Decade for People of African Descent and the Remember Slavery Programme. Photo/MIPAD
"Black Panther" production designer Hannah Beachler with Nigerian actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, MTV show host Quddus, the Most Influential People of African Descent and other guests joined the "Black Panther" film screening at UN Headquarters on 3 October, 2018. This event was organized by the UN Department of Global Communications and the NGO Most Influential People of African Descent. Photo by Nora Yinuo Chen
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