Intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
The Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action is one of the three mechanisms established to follow up the Declaration and Programme of Action of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, held in Durban , South Africa, in 2001. The Intergovernmental Working Group was established by Commission on Human Rights resolution 2002/68 and approved by the Economic and Social Council in its decision 2002/270 of 25 July 2002.
Its mandate, as spelled out in operative paragraph 7 of the Commission resolution 2002/68 is to:
(a) Make recommendations with a view to the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action;
(b) Prepare complementary international standards to strengthen and update international instruments against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in all their aspects.
The Intergovernmental Working Group is an open-ended working group, meaning that all United Nations Member and Observer States , inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC consultative status and non-governmental organizations that were accredited for the World Conference against Racism may attend public meetings of the Working Group.