State of the Black World Conference IV
DECLARATION OF INTENT AND CALL TO ACTION
Intensifying the U.S. and Global Reparations Movement
Work to intensify the U.S. and global struggle for reparations within the context of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action and the U.N. Decade for People of African Descent. To that end, IBW will:
- Strive to strengthen the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) as a co-partner with the CARICOM Reparations Commission in expanding the global Reparations Movement.
- With the consent of Congressional John Conyers, finalize the revision of HR-40 from a “Study Bill” to a “Remedy Bill” to be introduced in the next Congress of the United States as a tool for mass public education, mobilizing/organizing and action to advance the struggle for reparations.
- Encourage the creation of Reparations Studies Curricula at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the University of West Indies Mona Campus in Jamaica.
- Support the convening of Reparations Summits in Africa and Columbia in 2017.
Addressing Key Issues in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America
Based on the deliberations and documents developed by the Pan African Unity Dialogue convened by IBW in New York, work to mobilize mass based, popular support for:
- African-centered Principles of Democratic Governance in Africa and the Caribbean.
- Guidelines for Addressing and Resolving Crises in Africa and the Caribbean.
- Principles and Guidelines for Foreign Investment in Africa to counter the “new scramble for Africa.”
In addition, continue efforts to strengthen the capacity of the Diaspora to impact U.S. policy toward Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America; strengthen bonds of solidarity and action with Afro-Descendant communities in Central and South America; and intensify efforts to develop mutually beneficial business and commercial relations between Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the Diaspora in the U.S.