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First part of the 5th session of the 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 held the first part of its fifth session from 5 to 9 March 2007 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Conference Room XXI.

The first part of the fifth session of the Working Group was be devoted to:

(a) a thematic analysis on the role of national plans of action in combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; and

(b) a preliminary exchange of views on complementary international standards with the five experts selected by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to produce a base document outlining the substantive gaps in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and to make concrete recommendations on the means and avenues to bridge these gaps.

Background information on the Working Group

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.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • Provisional agenda
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  • Provisional programme of work
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Previous reports :

  • Report of the 6th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
    E F S A C R
  • Report of the 5th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
    E F S A C R
  • Report of the 4th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
    E F S A C R
  • Report of the 3rd session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
    E F S A C R
  • Report of the 2nd session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
    E F S A C R
  • Report of the 1st session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
    E F S A C R

Resolutions:

  • Commission on Human Rights resolution 2002/68
    E F S
  • Human Rights Council resolution 1/5
    E F S A C R
  • Report to the General Assembly on the third session of the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/3/7)
    E F S R A C