Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

NEW: Call for Submissions from Co-facilitators
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 75/237 of 31 December 2020, entitled, "A global call for concrete action for the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action", the President of the General Assembly has appointed H.E. Ms. Ammo Aziza Baroud, Permanent Representative of Chad to the United Nations in New York and H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Alberto Carazo Zeledón, Permanent Representative of Costa-Rica to the United Nations in New York as co-facilitators of the intergovernmental process to define the modalities, format, and the substantive and procedural aspects of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.

The co-facilitators are calling for inputs from all civil society stakeholders, including representatives of people of African descent, to share their written advice or preliminary views on the modalities, format, and the substantive and procedural aspects of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.

The inputs can be sent to: decadepadgeneva@ohchr.org
Deadline for inputs: 6 April 2021

The United Nations General Assembly decided, in resolution A/RES/69/16  of 18 November 2014 entitled Programme of activities for the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent "to establish a forum to serve as a consultation mechanism... that would ensure the inclusive participation of all States Members of the United Nations, United Nations funds and programmes, specialized agencies, civil society organizations of people of African descent and all other relevant stakeholders".

The United Nations General Assembly decided, in resolution A/RES/73/262, "to establish a permanent forum on people of African descent, which will serve as a consultation mechanism for people of African descent and other interested stakeholders as a platform for improving the quality of life and livelihoods of people of African descent and to contribute to elaborating a United Nations declaration, which is the first step towards a legally binding instrument, on the promotion and full respect of human rights of people of African descent, and that the modalities, format and substantive and procedural aspects of the permanent forum will be concluded by Member States and observer States, with further consultations with people of African descent".