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The African Australian Advocacy Centre

African Australian Advocacy Centre (AAAC) represents the African Australian Communities in the area of advocacy, research, and policy outcomes in collaboration with different stakeholders including but not limited to non-profit organisations, state and federal government, business, industry, the civil sector, academia and the philanthropic sector.

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Participate in Our Survey for the UN's Working Group of Experts on African Descent Advocacy Planning!

As you are aware the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (UN-WGEPAD) conducted a visit to Australia in December 2022 to assess the prevalence of racial discrimination and the human rights situation of Africans and those of African descent. The WGEPAD’s End of Mission report identified several key issues, which require urgent attention from the Australian African Community and the Australian Government (local to Federal). The Ten key findings of the Working group encompassed issues related to;

Take Part in the Survey

AAAC is conducting a survey which is essentially an expression of interest call out to see who may be interested in contributing to different working groups that will be established to guide and support AAAC’s work towards addressing issues raised in the report.

If you require further information, please email us.
We hope to form working groups and do a follow-up planning process in October and November following the UN-working group report in Geneva.


International Decade for People of African Descent

The United Nations General Assembly, through resolution 68/237, has designated the period from 2015 to 2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent. The resolution cites the need to enhance cooperation at the national, regional, and international levels to ensure that people of African descent are able to fully enjoy their economic, social, cultural, civil, and political rights, as well as participate fully and equally in all aspects of society.

The theme for this Decade, as designated by the General Assembly, is “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.

Read more from the provided links below.


United Nations Statement

On the Request of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent , the African Australian Advocacy Centre was honoured to facilitate ,the African Communities’ consultations in Australia and thanks all involved inthis noble cause.

AAAC supports the findings of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent and looks forward to continuing to advocate for better human rights and representation of African Australians.

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UN Working Group of Experts on Persons of African Descent (WGEPAD) visiting Australia 12-20 December 2022

12-20 December 2022

UN Working Group of Experts on Persons of African Descent (WGEPAD) Australian Visit

The main purpose of their visit is to receive as much information as possible regarding human rights issues facing persons of African descent in Australia, across a range of issues including: Administration of and access to;
Any disparity between provision of support services in areas of;
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The WGEPAD would like to hear from civil society on the aissues listed.

To facilitate this, the AAAC is assisting the WGEPAD and invites all interested organisations who would like to participate in meetings with the WGEPAD to contact AAAC at: The WGEPAD has also expressed interest in receiving submissions relating to the above. These can be sent to:
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