We’ve gotten word that there have been suggestions to disband the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent in the favor of a permanent forum. We firmly believe that there’s room for more than one entity in the UN working to elevate and advance the human rights of people of African Descent in the African Diaspora as well as on the African continent.
We sent a letter, the content of which you can find in the petition, in support of the Working Group that has been signed by human rights leaders of African descent or who work on issues directly impacting people of African descent in the United States. Sign on in support of the Working Group today!
You can also find a copy of an International Public Statement in support of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent that the US Human Rights Network signed onto from September 27, 2016.