United Nations Working Group on People of African Descent and the International Decade for People of African Descent



United Nations Working Group on People of African Descent and the International Decade for People of African Descent

The ACLC participated in the 14th Session of the United Nations Working Group on People of African Descent (WGPAD) in the spring of 2014.

The WGPAD has done important work in the areas of racism and discrimination and after many years of advocacy the United Nations General Assembly adopted the recommendations of the Working Group for an International Decade for People of African Descent in 2014.

Also, at the14th Session of the WGPAD the theme of Access to Justice was explored and featured speakers from the African Diaspora population in Brazil, France, Jamaica, Ecuador and England, attended the Session. The ACLC also had an opportunity to highlight its highly successful Youth Justice Education Program as an evidence based best practice in working with high risk African Descendant youth involved in the criminal justice system. The finding and results by the report of the Independent Evaluator, Dr. Scot Wortley, was presented and engendered considerable discussion from the Experts and participants in attendance at the 14th Session.

Please find information on the United Nations Working Group on People of African Descent and the International Decade for People of African Descent below.