The Government has launched the start of one year of local activities in recognition of the United Nations (UN) Declaration of the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024.

The Jamaica 57 Independence Grand Gala, held at the National Stadium on Tuesday (August 6), was the start of the local activities, where Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, announced their commitment to work together to activate initiatives which form part of the declaration