INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT

The UNIDPAD was launched in 2015 by the United Nations and it requires all UN member states to
implement programs that assert the three strategic themes – Recognition, Justice and
Development of the People of African Descent. 

ABOUT THE UNIDPAD

The United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) (UNDecade) was launched in 2015 by the United Nations and it requires all UN member states to implement programs that assert the three strategic themes – Recognition, Justice and
Development of the People of African Descent.

Ireland began to engage with the Decade four years later, on 25 February 2019 when a meeting was held with stakeholders and members of the African Descent Community to discuss the UN Decade and its implications in and for Ireland. A public meeting was held on 16 March 2019
and was attended by over 70 People of African Descent, who established a Steering committee to represent People of African Descent to advance the Decade implementation in Ireland.

It is therefore a project formed for the implementation of the UN Decade in Ireland. The Steering committee is funded by government of Ireland under the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and it represents views of the People of African Descent in Ireland, amplifying issues affecting them.

INTERESTED IN COLLABORATIONS?

IDPAD welcomes collaborations and engagement with the African community and People of African Descent on matters concerning the Decade implementation. This is to understand the challenges faced by the People of African Descent and establish effective ways of addressing them. You can contact them through the following ways :

Email Address: info@idpadireland.ie                                                             Web: idpadireland.ie     

Address : C/O AkiDwA Offices. Unit 2 Killarney Court, Buckingham Street, Dublin 1(D1 X9X8

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

NOVEMBER 

SUBCOMMITTEE NATIONAL CONSULTATIONS

IDPAD is scheduled to host Subcommitte National Consultations on the xxx.

FURTHER DECADE IMPLEMENTATION

IDPAD is scheduled to host the further decade implementation on xxx.

RESEARCH & RESOURCES

UNDIDPADI ONE-PAGER

We have put together a brief one-pager offers a brief summary of:

– The history

– Objectives

– Plans

– How the organisations and the general public can get involved.

Feel free to use this one-pager in your communications, workshops, teaching materials as well as your campaigns. We do understand that there may be more information that you may need regarding the decade, if you have any questions, please contact: info@idpadireland.ie

ENAR/ AKIDWAFACT SHEET BRIEFING – AFROPHOBIA IN IRELAND, 2016

This fact sheet is based on ENAR’s Shadow Report questionnaire 2014/2015 answered by Akidwa’s Salome Mbugua including the results of qualitative and quantitative research. This offers key insights into the thematic areas of political participation, employment, healthcare, education, housing and policing. it also provides recommendations.

INAR (PREVIOUSLY ENAR IRELAND) AFROPHOBIA REPORT, 2015.

This report complements the annual “Reports of Racism in Ireland”, delving in depth into Irish manifestations of the increasingly recognised global phenomenon of Afrophobia. Where the robust “Reports of Racism in Ireland” continue to contribute significantly to a growing acknowledgement of racism, “Afrophobia in Ireland” starkly illuminates the granular detail of one key dimension of Irish racism.