- The 2011 International Year for People of African Descent was first announced in 2009 and officially launched by officials of the United Nations in December 2010.
Works Written About This Topic
- Report on 2011 International Year Part 2
- Black History Month Enhanced by International Year for People of African Descent
- As Egypt Howls and History Tweets
- Ja A. Jahannes: Chester Higgins Images of the African Diaspora
- U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton Message for the International Year for People of African Descent
- Report on 2011 International Year part 3 In the Land of Afro-Germans
- Akkulturationsstress von Migranten
- Report on 2011 International Year part 4 Haiti's Hope Now and Tomorrow
- Report on 2011 International Year Part 5 Haiti's Poetics of Pain and Resilience
- Black History Month: What Would Du Bois Do Today?
Quotations About This Subject
- “The United Nations and the Organization of American States have named 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. This is an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the diversity of our societies and to honor the contributions that our fellow citizens of African descent make every day to the economic, social and political fabrics of our communities.”
- "An International Year for People of African Descent suggests individuals expand their awareness beyond the United States to embrace knowledge regarding 'Afro-descendants' on every continent."
- “The international community cannot accept that whole communities are marginalized because of the color of their skin. People of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education. Such fundamental wrongs have a long and terrible history.”
- Recognition of the contributions, struggles, history and culture of people of African descent, referred to Afro-descendants or the African Diaspora, in countries all over the world.