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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Until 29 January 2016. United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD) in USA

UN Human Rights USA & DC Visit: Rights of Afrodescendants, 19-29 January

NOTICE: The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD) is coming to the USA for a country visit, to investigate the state of the HUMAN RIGHTS of the Black people from, and in, the United States. 

The UN WGEPAD visit is 19 January to 29 January 2016.

In order, they will visit DC, Baltimore, Jackson, Mississippi, Chicago, New York City, and then return to DC, before flying back to their base, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

WGEPAD is responsible for the creation and administration of the United International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024. THREE of the five or six members of the Working Group will be on this USA fact-finding visit. Current chair of the Working Group is the late Dr. Frantz Fanon's daughter, Mireille Fanon Mendes-France (French national; Caribbean Afrodescendant- Martinique).

Due to very limited time, space, and resources, most of the U.S. public WILL NOT be able to meet with the Working Group. However, everyone is welcome to email them directly at: AFRICANDESCENT at UNHCHR.org.Be sure to spell the name correctly - UNHCHR (for Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights), or they will not get your email.


UN WGEPAD Official website: 

The US visit is being coordinated by the U.S. State Department and, for civil society organisations, by the Atlanta-based U.S. Human Rights Network (USHRN). 

The (LOCAL) part of the Washington visits is being coordinated by the Pan-African Action Committee - Netfa Freeman, Shelly Green, Adwoa Masozi, and Max Rameau.

PHOTO: Since 2015, Ms. Mireille (Meer RAY uh) Fanon Mendes-France is the current chair of the WGEPAD. She is the daughter of the late pan-African writer and psychiatrist, Frantz Fanon, who was an Afrodescendant from the Caribbean island of Martinique (still claimed as "part" of France).

UN International Decade for People of African Descent, official website: 



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