And, in December 1997, the United Nations General Assembly agrees to hold the World Conference Against Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance.
Groups with official non-governmental organization (NGO) status with the United Nations—(i) the December 12th Movement International Secretariat (IS); (ii) the International Association Against Torture (AICT, Spanish acronym); and (iii) North South XXI–are instrumental in persuading the UN to hold the conference, now with expanded title, in 2001.
Reference: Roger Wareham, The Popularization of the International Demand for Reparations for African People,in Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations(ed. Raymond A. Winbush, PhD 2003) at pp. 228-29Back to Timeline