People of African descent still face “intolerance and exclusion”

People of African descent still suffer from intolerance and exclusion, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.

Navi Pillay

Navi Pillay

Ms. Pillay told a meeting of experts in Geneva that the International Year for People of African Descent presents an opportunity to highlight the continuing challenges they face.

She said these challenges stem from racism and racial discrimination.

“People of African descent have suffered particularly from racial discrimination down through the centuries. The transatlantic slave trade was an abomination that set in motion a unique and systematic discrimination against people of African descent. Intolerance and exclusion still affect too many people of African descent.”

Ms. Pillay said that the International Year for People of African Descent is also a way to recognize and celebrate their contributions to the societies in which they live and beyond.

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