Black People : The International Decade of People of African Descent

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    The United Nations kicked off the International Decade of People of African Descent, spanning from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2024, with a goal of confronting the challenges faced by people of African descent across the globe because of pervasive racism against Black people.
    Sam Kutesa, president of the United Nation General Assembly, introduced the International Decade of People of African Descent by declaring that people of African descent still face racism in every country, region and continent of the world.
    “Over the next 10 years, people everywhere are encouraged to take part in the global conversation on the realities faced by people of African descent,” said Kutesa, who is from Uganda. “The Decade will allow us to explore the challenges faced by people of African descent due to pervasive racism and racial discrimination ingrained in our society today.”

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    The resolution for the international decade was actually adopted a year ago, on Dec. 23, 2013, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.”
    Kutesa pointed out that when global societies ensure the protection of the human rights of all people of African descent, it makes a tangible improvement in the lives of millions of people of African descent around the world.
    He said people of African descent are “too often” victims of crime and violence, and then face discrimination when they attempt to seek legal redress.
    Kutesa said the international community has also recognized the correlation between poverty and racism, which serves to marginalize people of African descent in world economies, despite the significant contributions people of African descent have made to the development of world societies.
    During the coming decade, the UN hopes to see the adoption of anti-discrimination laws around the world, in addition to countries fighting against impunity in regard to racial profiling and guaranteeing the equal protection of the law. The Decade will also promote the right to development for people of African descent, which is always a big issue on the African continent, in addition to equal access to education, health, and employment.
    This Decade aims to shine a light on inequality, invisibility, underdevelopment, discrimination and violence on each and every continent.

     
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    http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/programme.shtml

    Programme of Activities for the Implementation of
    the International Decade for People of African Descent
    The UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent (resolution 68/237) citing the need to strengthen national, regional and international cooperation in relation to the full enjoyment of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights by people of African descent, and their full and equal participation in all aspects of society.
    As proclaimed by the General Assembly, the theme for the International Decade is “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.”

     
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    Good drop oldsoul, thanks for sharing this ground-breaking, cutting-edge information. Now, we just have to make sure we remain healthy enough to see December 31, 2024; but more importantly, we should start investing heavily in this action today, to ensure we witness Jubilee by 2024.

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    President of the United Nations General Assembly
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    Assumed office

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    Personal details
    Born1 February 1949 (age 65)
    Uganda
    CitizenshipUganda
    ResidenceNakasero, Uganda
    Alma materBachelor of Laws (LLB)
    Makerere University
    Diploma in Legal Practice
    Law Development Center
    OccupationLawyer & Politician
    ReligionAnglican




    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Kutesa

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