UN expert group looks at data for racial justice

The agency will present findings from its Being Black in the EU report to the UN’s Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent in Geneva from 25 to 29 March.

The Working Group’s public session ‘Data for Racial Justice’ will focus on its mapping exercise of existing data and analysis. It will bring together experts to discuss the human rights situation of people of African descent globally. It will also involve a comprehensive look at various intersections of big data and racial justice (and injustice) globally.

Discussions will explore the idea of data for racial justice as it relates to people of African descent in different regions, reparations and racial justice, racial stereotypes, and different ideas on the ways in which data systems can impact visibility, justice, the greater exercise of human rights, and engagement with the 2030 SDG Agenda.

At the end of the session, the Working Group will adopt conclusions and recommendations. A report on the session will be presented to the UN’s Human Rights Council in September 2019.