Here is the announcement from the United Nations. SURELY we will have 500 butts in their seats in Chicago this summer!
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly[on the report of the Third Committee (A/64/439/Add.2 (Part II))]
1. Proclaims the year beginning on 1 January 2011 the International Year for People of African Descent, with a view to strengthening national actions and regional and international cooperation for the benefit of people of African descent in relation to their full enjoyment of economic, cultural, social, civil and political rights, their participation and integration in all political, economic, social and cultural aspects of society, and the promotion of a greater knowledge of and respect for their diverse heritage and culture
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