ANDThis delegation of specialists, which travels to Portugal, between November 29 and December 6, at the invitation of the Government, will be present in Lisbon, Setúbal and Porto, the UN said in a statement.
During the visit of the United Nations Expert Working Group on Persons of African Descent, representatives of the Government, national institutions, people of African descent, civil society associations and people working on the issue of racism and racial discrimination meet.
The group of experts will, in September 2022, present a report with the recommendations and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council, it can be read.
These specialists intend to “study how good practices and gaps in the protection of human rights of Afro-descendants in Portugal”.
“We will gather information on any forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, afrophobia and related intolerance, in order to assess the general situation of human rights of Afro-descendants in Portugal”, highlighted, quoted in the press release, the head of the group of experts , Dominique Day.
The delegation, which includes human rights experts Catherine Namakula and Miriam Ekiudoko, will also promote the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), which aims to highlight the contribution of people of African descent to societies and strengthen national, regional and international cooperation for ensure that the human rights of people of African descent around the world are respected, protected and fulfilled.
The United Nations Expert Working Group on Persons of African Descent was established on April 25, 2002 by the then Commission on Human Rights, following the world conference on racism held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001.
The team is made up of five independent experts, American Dominique Day, Catherine Namakula from Uganda, Miriam Ekiudoko from Hungary, Barbara Reynolds from Guyana and Sushil Raj from India.
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