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Aug 31: First International Day for People of African Descent

The United Nations marked the first-ever International Day for People of African Descent on August 31, 2021 to celebrate the enormous contributions of African diaspora in field of human endeavour. Background UN General Assembly had adopted the resolution to establish the International Day for people of African Descent in December 2020. Resolution also recalled two ..

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UN Report on Racial Justice and Equality

United Nations published its report on Racial Justice & Equality and called to immediately dismantle systemic racism against black people worldwide to avoid repeating outrages such as killing of George Floyd. Key findings of report UN report was triggered by death of Floyd, who was murdered by white US police officer, Michelle Bachelet. According to ..

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George Floyd: Ex-policeman found guilty of murder

On April 20, 2020, the former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of manslaughter and murder in George Floyd case. He has now found guilty (arrested for proven charges of murder). The George Floyd’s case created worldwide protests and violence. It led to re-examination of racism and policing in the United States. What is George ..

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UNHRC votes to commission UN report on systemic racism

The UN Human Rights Council has unanimously voted to commission a UN report on systemic racism and discrimination against black people. However, it did not order more intensive investigation of George Floyd’s death in the United States. The resolution only calls for a simple and generic report that aims to contribute to accountability and redress ..

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US celebrates Juneteenth to mark the end of slavery

The United States marks the end of slavery within the country by observing Juneteenth (19th June). This day is celebrated with the annual unofficial holiday. This year, the day has more significance as millions of Americans confront the nation’s continued racial discrimination. This was the day when Union Army General Gordon Granger, in 1865, announced ..

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