This measure covers all the dimensions of political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights of persons of African descent, a diversity of spheres that transcends their monitoring under the mechanism of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development.
The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action call for concerted measures to combat racism in all its manifestations: these include strengthening education, ending poverty, guaranteeing development, improving the available means and resources for victims of racism, and fostering respect for human rights.
Some of the objectives contained in the Durban Programme of Action are addressed specifically in this chapter, and in a cross-cutting manner throughout this guide.
Related instruments, forums and mechanisms
The main mechanisms of follow-up on these matters within the United Nations system are: (i) the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; (ii) the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent; (iii) the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.