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Proposal of indicators for the population of African descent in Latin America in line with regional and international commitments

2019-11-22

LC/TS.2019/62

Afrodescendants have become active political and social actors during this century. They have managed to put their historical claims on public agendas, creating new State obligations to guarantee their fundamental rights and achieve greater levels of equality. There is therefore an urgent need to end the statistical invisibility of Afrodescendent populations, which is an example of structural racism. Information is thus a fundamental tool for policies and for actions undertaken by Afrodescendent organizations, as well as for monitoring regional and international agreements. In this connection, this document contains a set of indicators, the purpose of which is to measure ethnic and racial inequalities and gaps between Afrodescendent and non-Afrodescendent populations. This proposal was formulated on the basis of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Programme of activities for the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent and the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development.

Foreword .-- Introduction .-- I. General study framework .-- II. Promotion and protection of the rights of people of African descent .-- III. Proposed indicators .-- IV. Indicators processed from available sources .-- V. Concluding observations.

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