The United Nations Forum on People of African Descent has said that people of African descent still face discrimination and attacks in many parts of the world. The forum, which was held in Geneva recently, brought together representatives from governments, civil society organizations, and academia to discuss the challenges faced by people of African descent.
In a statement released after the forum, the participants said that they were “deeply concerned” by the “persistent and widespread discrimination and attacks” against people of African descent. They called on governments to take urgent action to address these issues, including by implementing effective anti-discrimination laws and policies, and by providing support to victims of discrimination and violence.
The participants also called on governments to take steps to promote racial equality and inclusion. They said that governments should ensure that people of African descent have equal access to education, employment, and healthcare. They should also promote the cultural and linguistic rights of people of African descent.
The forum’s statement comes at a time when there is growing awareness of the challenges faced by people of African descent. In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile cases of police brutality and racial violence against people of African descent. These cases have sparked protests and demonstrations around the world.
The UN Forum on People of African Descent is an important platform for people of African descent to raise their voices and to demand change. The forum’s statement is a reminder that there is still much work to be done to address the discrimination and violence faced by people of African descent.