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Toronto, Mar 22 (Canadian-Media): United Nations' Decade for People of African descent will be recognized by the City of Toronto by organizing an event on March 25 to acknowledge March 25 as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, media reports said.
The International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in a Resolution adopted on 23 December 2013 with its theme "People of African descent: recognition, justice and development."
Toronto's recognition of this decade would demonstrate the City's commitment to the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Plan and Decade's themes of recognition, justice and development for People of African descent.
Poet and playwright George Elliott Clarke and MC Bonde, host of the African Groove on G98.7 FM would be joined on that day by Toronto Mayor John Tory and Deputy City Manager Giuliana Carbone at Toronto City Hall, Members' Lounge, 100 Queen St. W. from 6-8 pm.
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Included in the part of event's festivities, Live performances, a visual art exhibition and a Pan African ceremony would be organized.
In proclaiming this Decade, the City joins the global community in recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.