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Second 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 second part of its fifth session from 3-7 September 2007 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva , Conference Room XXI.

This part of the fifth session of the Working Group was be devoted to the studies on complementary international standards.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will submit its study on possible measures to strengthen implementation through optional recommendations or the update of its monitoring procedures.

The five experts will submit their study on the content and scope of substantive gaps in the existing international instruments to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Background information on the Working Group

The Intergovernmental Working Group 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. Its mandate, as spelled out in operative paragraph 7 of the Commission resolution 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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  • Information note by the Secretariat
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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