Countdown of 10 Amazing Moments from 2011: No. 3 Afro-descendants Worldwide – National African-American Art |

The United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro at the microphone as General-Secretary Ban Ki Moon looks on. (photo courtesy of the United Nations)

Although it was mostly disregarded by mainstream media throughout 2011, the United Nations’ observance of the International Year for People of African Descent launched on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2010, just over a week before the event that would spark the Arab Spring occurred and months before the Occupy Movement got underway. It proceeded in different countries with a variety of programs, initiatives, and publications to commemorate the occasion over the months that followed, and has now been winding down to an official close since December 6, 2011.

The year was one, as stated in U.N. Resolution 64/169, dedicated to the following:

“…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…”

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Countdown of 10 amazing moments from 2011: No. 3 Afro-descendants worldwide – National African-American Art |

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