Regional Meetings

Regional meeting for the Middle East

Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

As part of the awareness raising campaign for the International Decade for People of African Descent (A/RES/69/16), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is organizing regional meetings. The fourth regional meeting for the Middle East will take place in 2022.

The regional meetings provide an opportunity to address the three sub-themes of the Decade: “Recognition”, “Justice” and “Development”.

The objectives aim of this regional meeting will be to:

  • Raise awareness about the programme of activities of the International Decade for People of African Descent in the Middle East region;
  • Strengthen national, regional and international cooperation and facilitating the exchange of good practices;
  • Promote a greater knowledge of and respect for the historical and contemporary contributions of people of African descent in the Middle East region.

Kindly note that information about the format, dates and location will be posted soon.

 

Participants

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, experts and academics from the region are invited to participate in the regional meeting. Other Member States of the United Nations are invited to attend as observers.

 

Call for written inputs

The human rights situation of Africans and people of African descent in the Middle East

In preparation to the Regional Meeting, all interested stakeholders, including national human rights institutions, equality bodies and civil society representatives, particularly people of African descent from the region, as well as experts and academics are invited to provide information on the human rights situation of Africans and people of African descent living in the Middle East. Such information, and any queries, should be sent electronically to the Anti-Racial Discrimination Section of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at: ohchr-decadepadgeneva@un.org by 31 August 2022.