International Decade for People of African Descent Working Group

 

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In 2013, the general assembly of the United Nations declared 2015-2024 the International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD), with the themes of Recognition, Justice and Development.

Countries and communities across the globe have used IDPAD as a framework and platform to commemorate the lives and contributions of people of African Descent as well as to re-commit themselves to advancing the cause of ending oppression and exploitation and improve the quality of life for people of African Descent.

The US Human Rights Network is facilitating the work of the International Decade for People of African Descent Working Group (IDPAD Working Group), which is tasked with commemorating the International Decade in the United States and with advancing a declaration or convention on the rights of African descendants in the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The primary demands of the IDPAD Working Group are:

  1. advance and pass a Declaration or Convention on the Rights of People of African Descent; and
  2. secure a permanent funding source to allow African descendants to meet and participate in various UN mechanisms.

The IPDAD Working Group is currently developing a series of themes for the Declaration or Convention.

If you or your organization is interested in participating in the International Decade commemoration or in joining the IDPD Working Group, please contact us at members@ushrnetwork.org.