Fighting for human rights is a daily duty, says UN top official

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Jan Eliasson. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Fighting for human rights is a daily duty that we can never give up, according to the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Jan Eliasson was at the Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture, located in Harlem, New York, where he spoke at an event to mark Human Right Day.

On 10 December, the UN is also launching the International Decade for People of African Descent, to promote respect and protection of the fundamental freedoms and rights of people with African ties.

Priscilla Lecompte spoke with Mr Eliasson and first asked why it is important to support this community.

Duration: 4'44"

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