News: African Descendants
Gender /African Descendants - Fri Dec 17 2010
Racial Equality Statute in Brazil
Women’s groups from the movimento negro in Brazil are disappointed with the Racial Equality Statute recently passed in that country. Jurema Werneck from Criola, a black women’s NGO that confronts racism, sexism and homophobia, explains why.
African Descendants - Sat Jan 16 2010
Update on relief efforts in Haiti
The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere's poorest country. MADRE is working with its partner in Haiti, Zanmi Lasante, to bring humanitarian aid overland into the country.
Migration /Indigenous Peoples /Gender /African Descendants - Thu May 29 2008
Durban +5: Regional Conference for Latin America and Caribbean
Brazil will host the GRULAC Regional Conference in preparation for the Durban Review Conference from 17 to 19 June, 2008.
Migration /Indigenous Peoples /African Descendants - Wed May 28 2008
U.N. racism follow-up conference set for April 2009
Diplomats resolved their differences on the date, duration and venue of the Durban Review Conference at closed-door talks on Monday, the U.N. said in a statement issued overnight.
Indigenous Peoples /African Descendants - Wed May 21 2008
2009 anti-racism Review Conference
A meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Review Conference on Racism, ended in Geneva on Friday, 2 May after agreeing to postpone decisions on where to hold the review conference. Tthere was general consensus that the conference would probably take place in June 2009.
African Descendants - Fri May 09 2008
Venue and duration of 2009 anti-racism review conference to be decided on 26 May
A two-week meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the review conference on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance ended in Geneva on 2 May after agreeing to to postpone decisions on where to hold the review conference, although it is likely to be in one of the four UN centres of Geneva, Nairobi, New York or Vienna.
Migration /African Descendants - Tue Apr 15 2008
Will migrant workers pay the price of their exploitation?
Ahead of the Justice and Home Affairs European Union Council on 17-18 April, ENAR, PICUM, Solidar, and a number of other organisations remind EU Ministers of the crucial need to follow a human rights-based approach in taking forward the proposed EU Directive providing for sanctions against employers of irregular third country nationals.Pdf.
Indigenous Peoples /African Descendants - Thu Apr 10 2008
Preparatory Committee on the Durban Review Conference
The Durban Review Conference will hold the 2nd session of its Preparatory Committee on 21 April – 2 May 2008 and begin consideration of substantive issues.
Human Rights /Indigenous Peoples /African Descendants - Wed Mar 12 2008
United Nations panel finds two-tier society
The United States government is drawing fire from international legal experts for its treatment of American Indians, Blacks, Latinos and other racial minorities.
Human Rights /African Descendants - Wed Feb 20 2008
Civil society to prepare for the Durban Review Conference
The 1st Regional Workshop on the Durban Review Conference 2009 will be held in Bangkok on 25-26 February 2008, organized by FORUM-ASIA and the International Movement against All Forms of Racial Discrimination (IMADR).