UN-WGEPAD to hold 30th session for Children of African Descent

 On 23rd to 27th May, 2022 UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will be holding its 30th public in-person session at the UNHQ in New York.

This public session is being held outside Geneva for the first time. It’s subsequent to the adoption of the Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/45/24, which stipulates that one of the two annual sessions of the Working Group may be held in New York or another location of relevance to the mandate, to facilitate the wide participation of people of African descent.

It’s anticipated to have high-level participation from the UN, Member States and Civil Society working to combat racial discrimination and protect the human rights of children of African descent. This thematic session is entitled “Children of African Descent” and will focus on the human rights situation of children of African descent globally.

It will  bring together experts to discuss racial discrimination and inequality faced by children of African descent in all areas of life. This includes administration of justice, law enforcement, education, health, family life, development, as well as redress for legacies of enslavement, colonialism, and racial segregation.

More details, including the program and concept note are available here.

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