The Urgency of Now: Systemic Racism and the Lessons of 2020

27th session of the WGEPAD

The WGEPAD public 27th session, entitled "The Urgency of Now: Systemic Racism and the Lessons of 2020" will be held from 30 November to 3 December, 14.00-16.00 (CET).

This thematic session will build on the WGEPAD’s report COVID-19, systemic racism and global protests and set the scene for the mid-term review of the International Decade for people of African descent and 20th anniversary of the DDPA. It will include discussions on the key themes and priorities for the protection of the human rights of people of African descent, positive developments, good practices and how to address systemic racism based on international human rights law.

At the end of the session, the Working Group will adopt conclusions and recommendations. A report on the session will be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Outcome document:

Background documents:

Panellists:

Submissions and Statements

30 November 2020

1 December 2020

2 December 2020 

3 December 2020 



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