The UN’s International Year of Peoples of African Descent
Apparently 2011 is the “International Year of Peoples of African Descent.”
The Year aims at strengthening national actions and regional and international cooperation for the benefit of people of African descent in relation to their full enjoyment of economic, cultural, social, civil and political rights, their participation and integration in all political, economic, social and cultural aspects of society, and the promotion of a greater knowledge of and respect for their diverse heritage and culture.
But wait. Aren’t we all of African descent?