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Dec 04 2022

TrustAfrica Participates in UN Forum on Minority issues

Our communications and Social Movement officer, Abdarahmane Wone, represented TrustAfrica and the African Network on Discrimination based on Work and Descent and Slavery (ANDS) at the 15th Session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues, which is being held in Geneva, Switzerland, 1-2 December 2022. The theme of the Forum is: Review. Rethink. Reform.  

As a leading pan-African philanthropic institution and one of the pioneer organisations in championing the rights of communities discriminated against based on work and descent (CDWDs) and slavery, TrustAfrica’s participation in this important conference was strategic as this fifteenth session of the Forum is coming as part of the 30th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Minority Rights. 

The Forum on Minority Issues was established to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. This aligns with the goal of TrustAfrica to promote inclusiveness and social justice in Africa. 

Abdarahmane was there with the delegation of Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent led by its convenor, Dr Paul Divakar.  

The mission was quite successful as it raised a global and inclusive dialogue with diplomats, policy makers, civil society organisations and community based organisations towards addressing the plight of CDWDs. 

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