News: African Descendants
African Descendants - Thu Aug 23 2007
Afro-Peruvians not getting vital aid
One week after Peru’s deadly earthquake crucial humanitarian relief including food, water and medicine are still not reaching the country’s Afro-descendent community who were worst affected.
Human Rights /African Descendants - Tue Aug 07 2007
Durban Review Conference
The Preparatory Committee for the Durban Review Conference will hold its first organizational session in Geneva from 27 to 31 August 2007 pursuant to General Assembly Resolution and Human Rights Council Resolution on the Preparations for the Durban Review Conference.
African Descendants - Wed Mar 21 2007
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
"Racial discrimination is wrong and harmful in itself. It is a denial of human rights, an affront to human dignity and a direct assault on the foundation of the human rights edifice –the principle of equality".
Social Development /Indigenous Peoples /African Descendants - Mon Dec 11 2006
Ethnic structure, inequality and governance of the public sector
This project examines the complex ways ethnic cleavages and inequalities affect social cohesion or consensus in the public sector under conditions of democratization.
Education /Indigenous Peoples /African Descendants - Wed Jul 26 2006
Brazil: race quotas accused of racism
The imminent approval of a law that establishes obligatory quotas for Afro-Brazilians and indigenous peoples at public universities, has sparked a resurgence of the controversy about how to combat racism and inequality in Brazil.
Human Rights /Migration /Indigenous Peoples /African Descendants - Fri Mar 17 2006
Fighting everyday racism
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is marked every year on 21 March with activities led by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, New York and at the field-presences. This year’s theme is Fighting Everyday Racism.
Human Rights /Indigenous Peoples /African Descendants - Fri Mar 17 2006
Alternative reports to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The Botswana Centre for Human Rights presented its shadow report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
African Descendants - Wed Jan 25 2006
African marginalised communities make their case
Although the Bamako WSF has been dominated by global issues of fair trade and debt relief, marginalised communities from across Africa are also finding their space at the event.
Human Rights /Indigenous Peoples /Gender /African Descendants /World Peace and Security - Fri Nov 18 2005
Colombia: Ethnic groups demand respect for their neutrality in conflict
In four open letters addressed to all of the armed actors in Colombia's civil war, 47 organisations of indigenous people, afro-Colombians, peasant farmers, women, local residents and trade unionists from the jungle province of Chocó demand respect for their territory and their neutrality in the armed conflict.
African Descendants /World Peace and Security - Fri Sep 02 2005
A disaster shaped by race
Decades of official neglect, racism and the impact of global warming magnified the destructive impact of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and other parts of the South. While the rich escaped New Orleans, those with nowhere to go and no way to get there were left behind.