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COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

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ICERD: Fighting racism for 50 years and beyond
ICERD: Fighting racism for 50 years and beyond
For 50 years, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms or Racism and Discrimination (ICERD) has been at the forefront of the fight against racism and discrimination in the world.
21 December 2015
A new electronic database helps eradicate racial discrimination
A new electronic database helps eradicate racial discrimination
A new database, developed by the UN Human Rights Office, illustrates existing measures and practices to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance at the international, regional and national levels.
16 September 2013
Time to kick racism out of football
Time to kick racism out of football
“Sport at its best is inclusive, generous-hearted and fundamentally multicultural, based on values such as teamwork, loyalty, merit and self-control”, said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, at a panel discussion on racism in sport.
22 March 2013
Striking a balance between freedom of expression and the prohibition of incitement to hatred
Striking a balance between freedom of expression and the prohibition of incitement to hatred
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kyung-wha Kang says, “Freedom of religion cannot exist if freedom of expression is not respected.” The two are “mutually dependent and reinforcing”, she says.
23 October 2012
Mandela: an exemplary citizen with a steadfast belief in human rights
Mandela: an exemplary citizen with a steadfast belief in human rights
The UN Human Rights Council reflects on the protection and promotion of human rights through the values of reconciliation, peace, freedom and racial equality as espoused by Nelson Mandela.
28 September 2012
Tolerance and reconciliation are key to a just and equitable society
Tolerance and reconciliation are key to a just and equitable society
The UN Human Rights Council reflects on the protection and promotion of human rights through tolerance and reconciliation.
28 September 2011
Let’s fight racism!
Let’s fight racism!
On the occasion of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay reflects on the persistence of racism in the world and on the legacy of the past.
22 September 2011
UN urges ‘positive action’ on African descendants
UN urges ‘positive action’ on African descendants
With a call for righting past and present wrongs, the UN launches the International Year for People of African Descent.
14 December 2010
A ticket to ride: spreading the message of diversity
A ticket to ride: spreading the message of diversity
Mexico City’s millions of commuters buy the message, “Embrace diversity: End Discrimination”.
8 July 2010
Civil Society Consultation

 Joining hands to end racial discriminatiom, CERD Consultation with Civil Society 

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