RESETTLEMENT INITIATIVES

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 2015-2024 as the International Decade of People of African Descent (IDPAD), resolution 68/237. According to the resolution, the international community and international and regional organizations should use the Decade as an opportunity to engage with people of African descent on effective measures to halt and reverse the lasting consequences of slavery, the slave trade and the transatlantic slave trade in captured African people. The IDPAD canvassed relevant United Nations decisions to addressed provision of effective remedies, recourse, redress, and compensatory and other measures at the national, regional and international levels. One of the “remedies” for the full implementation of the IDPAD and the DDPA is to “facilitate a welcome return and resettlement of the descendants of enslaved Africans.” Therefore, KNC initiatives are centered around the return and resettlement of DEAUS.​