Saturday, 3 December 2011

Get A Handle On UN Declarations Such As 2011 Year Of People Of African Descent Etc

The UN (United Nation) by itself and through its agencies such as UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organisation) has annual commemorations and also year long commemorations.

One of the two questions asked in Kwaku's guerilla documentary 'The African Or Black question' is based around awareness of the the UN's declaration of 2011 the Year For People Of African Descent. This page provides full background to this UN initiative, and related information. It's edited from the UNESCO website.

2011, International Year for People of African Descent

Logo of the Year
On 18 December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the year beginning on 1 January 2011 the International Year for People of African Descent (A/RES/64/169).
The Year aims at strengthening national actions and regional and international cooperation for the benefit of people of African descent in relation to their full enjoyment of economic, cultural, social, civil and political rights, their participation and integration in all political, economic, social and cultural aspects of society, and the promotion of a greater knowledge of and respect for their diverse heritage and culture.
The General Assembly encourages Member States, the specialized agencies of the United Nations system, within their respective mandates and existing resources, and civil society to make preparations for and identify possible initiatives that can contribute to the success of the Year.
This International Year is coordinated by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights

Initiatives related to this celabration (to be regularly updated)
Related links
  • Source:UNESCO/ONU
  • Last updated: 22 August 2011

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