International Decade for People of African Descent

African Nova Scotian Affairs supports the International Decade for People of African Descent.

On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 the United Nations (UN) officially declared the decade of 2015- 2024 the International Decade for People of African Descent: Recognition, Justice and Development.

In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent.

To learn more visit the UN page:

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

To view the official UN Resolution proclaiming 2015-2024 International Decade for People of African Descent: Click Here

 

Please refer to the guidelines regarding the use of the logo of the International Decade for People of African Descent- Guidelines.