Black Mental Health UK at 16th session of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent Geneva

Human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK (BMHUK) attended 16th session of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD in Geneva last week as the work of implementing the International Decade of People of African Descent gets underway. This annual week-long session held at the Palais De Nations …

16th session of the Human Rights Council Panel discussion on the full enjoyment of the human rights of people of African descent, to mark the International Year for People of African Descent

Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva 2 March 2011, 12:00-15:00, Room XX, Palais des Nations Mandate and background GA resolution 64/169 proclaimed the year beginning on 1 January 2011 the International Year for People of African Descent, with a view to strengthening national actions and regional and international cooperation for the benefit of people of …

Lady Amos named as the top UN official in charge of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief

Hat tip: Sandra Rafaela Source: The Guardian Lady Amos, the first black woman to sit in the cabinet, was today appointed as the most senior UN official in charge of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief. Amos, 56, currently the British high commissioner to Australia, became the first black woman to sit in the cabinet when …