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International Year for People of African Descent

Statements and messages

Please see below statements from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.

On the occasion of the launch of the International Year for People of African Descent, 10 December 2010

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (PDF)

High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay (PDF)

Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent Mirjana Najcevska (PDF)