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The Need for Youth Priorities at PFPAD: Your Voice Matters

Updated: Jun 8, 2023



Youth empowerment is a key factor in delivering meaningful and impactful change. With this

in mind, the Black Diplomats Academy (BDA) is committed to ensuring youth voices are heard on the global stage and at the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (PFPAD). We are gathering vital feedback from young professionals of African descent to inform our virtual side-event at the second session of this forum which will take place on May 29, 2023. (Register Today)


Through this survey, it is our intention to create a space for youth thought-leaders to make their voices heard on the issues that matter most to them. Understanding what needs to be addressed will help us create effective strategies to reach meaningful progress towards challenging systemic racism and advocating for people of colour globally.


On 2 August 2021, the General Assembly adopted its resolution 75/314, in which it formally operationalized the Permanent Forum as "a consultative mechanism for people of African descent and other relevant stakeholders as a platform for improving the safety and quality of life and livelihoods of people of African descent, as well as an advisory body to the Human Rights Council, in line with the programme of activities for the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent and in close coordination with existing mechanisms". (OHCHR)


We need your input on youth priorities that can be highlighted at the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (PFPAD). Let's start a discussion on what matters most to you. If your are Black and between the ages of 18 - 35, help us by filling out our survey.


Fill out the survey before May 19, 2023 to be included!

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