A global call for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

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Background

At its seventy-second session in December 2017, the General Assembly adopted its resolution 72/157, entitled “A global call for concrete action for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action”, and requested the Human Rights Council to continue to pay attention to the situation regarding racial equality in the world, and in this regard requested the Council, through its Advisory Committee, to prepare a study on appropriate ways and means of assessing the situation, while identifying possible gaps and overlaps. The Secretary-General, through resolution 72/157, is requested to submit to the General Assembly at its seventy-third session a report on the implementation of that resolution.

Furthermore, at its seventy-third session in December 2018, the General Assembly adopted resolution 73/262 on a global call for concrete action for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, and requested the Human Rights Council to continue to pay attention to the situation regarding racial equality in the world, and in that regard requested the Council, through its Advisory Committee, to prepare a study on appropriate ways and means of assessing the situation, while identifying possible gaps and overlaps. In resolution 73/262, the Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its seventy-fourth session a report on the implementation of that resolution.

Drafting group

The current members of the drafting group are:

  • Ion Diaconu
  • José Augusto Lindgren Alves
  • Ajai Malhotra
  • Mona Omar
  • Elizabeth Salmón
  • Dheerujlall Seetulsingh (Chair)
  • Ludovic Hennebel (Rapporteur)

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