Racial equality's taken a "back seat" at UN

‘People of African descent… should be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity without discrimination of any kind” Durban Declaration UN Photo/Logan Abassi

'Racial equality has taken a "back seat" at the United Nations compared with other issues, according to the person behind a new initiative called UN-SONG.

It aims to increase the visibility of people of African descent, who live outside the continent.

Although it is not part of the organization, it hopes to improve racial equality within the UN itself.

It was unveiled at an event this month to mark the UN's International Decade for People of African Descent.

Priyanka Shankar went along to find out more.

Duration: 3'19"

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