Talk given in connection with the meeting on “Increasing the Participation and Impact of Afro-Descendant Women and Men in the OAS and in the Summits of the Americas Process
(United States, 2010)
From September 13 to 17, 2010, a meeting was held at the Headquarters of the OAS General Secretariat, entitled “Increasing the Participation and Impact of Afro-Descendant Women and Men in the OAS and in the Summits of the Americas Process.” The workshop was organized by Global Rights Partners for Justice (Global Rights), a civil society organization registered with the OAS, with the collaboration and support of the OAS General Secretariat.
At that workshop, the Department of International Law gave a presentation on the “Draft Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance.” The purpose of the presentation was to brief the Afro-descendant organizations participating in the workshop on the current status of negotiations and on some of the challenges the process is currently facing. In addition, the idea was to elicit greater participation by representatives of Afro-descendant organizations in that process.