Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

On 2 August 2021, the General Assembly formally operationalized the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent, as a consultative mechanism for people of African descent and other relevant stakeholders as a platform for improving the safety and quality of life and livelihoods of people of African descent. The Permanent Forum will also serve as an advisory body to the Human Rights Council, in line with the programme of activities for the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent and in close coordination with existing mechanisms. The resolution also describes the modalities, format and substantive and procedural aspects of the Permanent Forum.

The United Nations General Assembly had earlier decided in 2014 through the Programme of activities for the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent to establish such a body.

The first session of the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent will be held on 5-8 December 2022, in Geneva.

Find more information about the purpose and work of the Permanent Forum from the UN Human Rights office.