International Day for People of African Descent 2021: August 31st
The United Nations celebrates The inaugural International Day for People of African Descent on August 31st every year.
- The main purpose of this day is to mark the extraordinary contributions of the African diaspora around the world.
- It also highlights to eliminate all forms of discrimination against people of African descent.
- In 2020, The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted the resolution on the “Promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers”.
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