GENEVA (12 November 2021) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will hold its upcoming session from 15 November to 3 December, during which it will review Chile, Denmark, Singapore, Switzerland and Thailand.
The five countries are among the 182 States parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Convention.
The Committee, which has received respective country reports and submissions from non-governmental organizations and national human rights institutions, will discuss and address a range of issues with the five State delegations through in-person public dialogues on the following dates:
Switzerland: 16 November 3:00pm, 17 November 10:00am Geneva time
Singapore: 18 November 3:00pm, 19 November 10:00am
Thailand: 22 November 3:00pm, 23 November 10:00am
Denmark: 23 November 3:00pm, 24 November 10:00am
Chile: 24 November 3:00pm, 25 November 10:00am
All the above reviews will be carried live on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and full schedule of meetings, is now available on the session webpage.
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Vivian Kwok at +41 (0) 22 917 9362 / firstname.lastname@example.org or the UN Human Rights Office Media Section at +41 (0) 22 928 9855 / email@example.com
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which, to date has 182 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties.
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