United Nations: 2015–2024 Decade for People of African Descent

United Nations: 2015–2024 Decade for People of African Descent

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 23, 2013. The International Decade for People of African Descent will take place from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2024, and will include celebrations throughout the world.

“People of African descent have for centuries been victims of racism, racial discrimination, enslavement and denial of their rights,” said Verene Shepherd, Chair of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, as she presented that body’s report for the Committee’s consideration. She expressed support for designating the period 2014 to 2023 as the International Decade for People of African Descent.

Bruno Santos de Oliveira, from Brazil, noted that “In a 2010 national census, more than 100 million Brazilians, more than half the population, had declared themselves African descendants”, he said, reaffirming his country’s commitment to make all necessary efforts for the prompt proclamation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, now long overdue.

Decade for People of African Descent

International Decades
International Decades

2015–2024
International Decade for People of African Descent
2014–2024
United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All
2011–2020
Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
Decade of Action for Road Safety
2010–2020
United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification
2008–2017
Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
2006–2016
Decade of Recovery and Sustainable Development of the Affected Regions
(third decade after the Chernobyl disaster)
2005–2015
International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”
2005–2014
United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People
2003–2012
United Nations Literacy Decade: Education for All
2001–2010
International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World
Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa
Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism
1997–2006
Decade for The Eradication for Poverty
1995–2004
Decade for Human Rights Education
1994–2004
Decade of the World’s Indigenous People
1993–2003
Third Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination
1991–2000
Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa
Second Transport and Communications Decade in Africa
United Nations Decade Against Drug Abuse
Fourth United Nations Development Decade
1990–2000
International Decade for the Eradification of Colonialism
1990–1999
United Nations Decade of International Law
International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
1990s
Third Disarmament Decade
1988–1997
World Decade for Cultural Development
1983–1993
Second Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination
1983–1992
United Nations Decade for Disabled Persons
1981–1990
International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade
Third United Nations Development Decade
1980–1990
Second Disarmament Decade
1980s
Industrial Development Decade for Africa
1978–1988
Transport and Communications Decade for Africa
1976–1985
United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace
1973–1983
Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination
1971–1980
Second United Nations Development Decade
1970s
Disarmament Decade
1960–1970
United Nations Development Decade

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Museu Afro Brasil/Afro Brazil Museum
Located in Ibirapuera Park, (located in São Paulo, SP, Brazil) the Afro Brazil Museum holds a collection of over 5000 works of African cultural universes and african-Brazilian.
Museu Afro Brasil

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