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The Chairperson of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, Epsy Campbell Barr, said that a new report “highlights that people of African descent around the world continue to be victims of systemic racial discrimination and receive racialized attacks.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 31 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

31 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Epsy Campbell Barr, Chairperson, Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, on human rights for people of African descent:
“The report highlights that people of African descent around the world continue to be victims of systemic racial discrimination and receive racialized attacks. Indeed, the legacies of colonialism and slavery and apartheid are still alive today and have a real impact in the life of millions of people of African descent around the world.”
4. Wide shot, journalists in the audience
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Epsy Campbell Barr, Chairperson, Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, on human rights for people of African descent
“It makes them – us – more exposed to violence and death as a result of encounters with law enforcement officials. It also makes them more exposed to wealth disparities, as they also bear the burden of interregional and transgenerational trauma, coped with the profound impact that racism and racial discrimination have on both cyclical and mental health.”
6. Med shot, journalist asking question
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Epsy Campbell Barr, Chairperson, Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, on human rights for people of African descent
“In all this, vulnerable groups among people of African descent, including migrants, person with disability, LGTBTIQ+ experience, compound effects of discrimination and are already far left behind to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
8. Med shot, journalist asking question
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Epsy Campbell Barr, Chairperson, Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, on human rights for people of African descent
“The Permanent Forum… we make sure to include the issue of reparations, along with other main concerns of people of African descent, in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Also in 2024, we are asking to the new international decade for people of African descent, because, in 2024, we end the first decade on people of African descent.”
10. Wide shot, press room

STORYLINE:

The Chairperson of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, Epsy Campbell Barr, said that a new report “highlights that people of African descent around the world continue to be victims of systemic racial discrimination and receive racialized attacks.”

Briefing journalists in New York today (31 Oct), Barr continued, “Indeed, the legacies of colonialism and slavery and apartheid are still alive today and have a real impact in the life of millions of people of African descent around the world.”

The Chairperson also said, “It makes them – us – more exposed to violence and death as a result of encounters with law enforcement officials. It also makes them more exposed to wealth disparities, as they also bear the burden of interregional and transgenerational trauma, coped with the profound impact that racism and racial discrimination have on both cyclical and mental health.”

According to Barr, “in all this, vulnerable groups among people of African descent, including migrants, person with disability, LGTBTIQ+ experience, compound effects of discrimination and are already far left behind to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

The Chairperson concluded, “The Permanent Forum, we make sure to include the issue of reparations, along with other main concerns of people of African descent, in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Also in 2024, we are asking to the new international decade for people of African descent, because, in 2024, we end the first decade on people of African descent.”
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