On May 8, 2018 Premier Stephen McNeil proclaimed years 2015–2024 as the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent in Nova Scotia.
We want to encourage all Nova Scotians – across the province and from all cultures – to take action in support of our African Nova Scotian communities in their efforts for full inclusion, in all facets, of Nova Scotian society.
Watch the Proclamation Ceremony:
UN Report on People of African Descent in Canada
On September 25, 2017 the United Nations Human Rights Council released the Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent on its mission to Canada.
Find the report here
Or Download the PDF here.
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:
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.