On September 19th, Nova Scotia launched an action plan in response to the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent.
Count Us In: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan in Response to the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024 is our guiding document providing government with specific actions and priorities to help eliminate the many challenges facing African Nova Scotians. It reflects work underway and creates new opportunities.
Count Us In will help government departments, organizations and the community work together to advance this work. The actions are categorized under the three pillars identified by the United Nations which are:
Count Us In works in concert with Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan: Creativity and Community, which states, “all cultures can uplift and inspire and can also disappoint and betray. Nova Scotia is no different. To this day, long-standing prejudices have devastating social and economic echoes and impacts, particularly in our African Nova Scotian community.”
To read the full plan, visit: https://novascotia.ca/international-decade-for-people-of-african-descent
To read the news release, visit: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20190919002