The International Decade for People of African Descent is a follow through initiative of the World Conference against Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerances, last held in 2001 in Durban, South Africa
Former UN Assistant Secretary General for the Center Against Apartheid, E.S. Reddy, opens the Durban +10 Coalition program on the 10th Anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA).
New York City - The Durban +10 Coalition, convened by the US Human Rights Network (USHRN) and World Against Racism Network (WARN), ran its grassroots anti-racist program in NYC from September 19-21, 2011. The program opened with the words of E. S. Reddy, former UN Assistant Secretary General fo
The Durban Review Conference, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland generated a lot of buzz globally. This conference is of course, not a stranger to controversy. The first conference, which was called World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance, was held in Durban, South Africa in 2001, and it too was mired in controversy. At the center of the debate was language included in the document that singled out Israel and which resulted in
Caucasians United for Reparations and Emancipation:
Shameful U.S. Boycott Must Be Opposed
When the Obama administration announced it would boycott the upcoming UN Durban Review Conference in Geneva, designed as a follow-up to the 2001 World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) held in Durban, South Africa, news media insisted the boycott had to do with Israel. But a decision that has followed the boycott seems to indicate the second half of the Obama administration's demand -- that references to r
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
Eighth Session Geneva, 12-16 January 2009
Statement about the Durban Review and People of African Descent
Presented during the Session, January 15, 2009.
By African Canadian Legal Clinic, African Women’s Movement in Europe “Sophiedela”, Stichting National Monument the Netherlands (LPS/Panafstrag Europe NL), Tiye International, Pan-African Roots Organization, The University of Dayton, Afro Swedish National Association.
As representatives of
January 15, 2009
GENEVA---Bob Brown, co-director of Pan-African Roots, arrived in Geneva, Switzerland on January 13, 2009, to attend the Eighth Session of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent which meets from January 12 to January 16, 2009. He is attending this Session as a representative of the International Indian Treaty Council, an NGO with ECOSOC Consultative Status.
Hosted by the UN Human Rights Council, the Eighth Session focused on an assessment of th
WCAR Human Rights Round Table
Thursday, January 29, 2009, 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center
3940 Broadway, Harlem, NY (at 165th Street)
African-Americans Mobilizing Civil Society at the Historic Audubon Ballroom
The week after Barack Obama's inauguration, a distinguish panel of African descendents community leaders and thinkers will gather to address the issues of racism in a historical and projective manner in anticipation of the