Who We Are

The African Diaspora Union (AFRIDU) is a civil society Union and Pan Africanist Organization acting as the umbrella body of all African Diaspora Organizations in Africa with a view to integrate Africans into the African Nations where they reside in with the spirit of brotherhood (Ubuntu).

African Diaspora Union (AFRIDU) as a civil society union is resolute on Pan Africanism and the views of our African Leaders in uniting All Africans for peaceful cohabitation and the empowerment of the African peoples through the promotion of our cultural heritage, preservation of our history, human rights, human development and the promotion of a better protection of the African environment.

With cognizance to the World conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related intolerance held in Durban, South Africa, from 31 August to 8 September 2001; the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action, adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993; Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/74 of 18 April 1997; the United Nations General Assembly resolution 52/111 of 12 December 1997 and subsequent resolutions of those bodies concerning the convening of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and recalling also the two World Conferences to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination, held in Geneva in 1978 and 1983 Reaffirming the principles of equality and non-discrimination in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and encouraging respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction of any kind such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, with possible cooperation of other local and international civil organizations, NGOs, Non-Profit Organizations and governments.

We also took into cognizance the resolution adopted at the United Nations General Assembly on the 18 November 2014 Recalling its resolution 68/237 of 23 December 2013, by which it proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent, commencing on 1 January 2015 and ending on 31 December 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”, to be officially launched immediately following the general debate of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly, and to this end emphasizing the opportunity for achieving important synergy in the combating of all the scourges of racism through the effective observance of the Decade, and in this regard contributing to the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action.