The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent from 2015 to 2024 and appointed the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as the coordinator of the activities of the Decade.
The International Decade for People of African aims to raise awareness and institute change. Its themes are “Recognition, Justice and Development”: Recognition because change emanates from the truth – the truth about slavery and the slave trade; the truth about the contributions, in all areas, of people of African descent to the development of the societies in which they live; and the truth about the multiple forms of discrimination that people of African descent have historically suffered and continue to suffer.
It is on these foundations that the AfroFoody website is built; appreciating the history and culture of the African diaspora through its most delicious dishes. By wanting to make known and share the cultural wealth of Africa as well as that of its diaspora, AfroFoody contributes to the International Decade, which is not only dedicated to people of African descent but also to everyone that appreciates the cultural heritage and contributions of people of African descent to our modern societies.
The kitchen carries with it a strong message of gathering, exchange and sharing, but it is also a place of miscegenation that has the potential to bring people together. Food is the fruit of diversity and the fusion of many influences, merely based on the diversity and origin of the ingredients that compose it. Cooking illuminates the irreversible connections that have developed between peoples and societies, highlighting the history of a community, its identity and its culinary heritage that has sometimes been written in far-off countries. This message is essential today to help us live in harmony in our multicultural societies.