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Aside from its regular sessions and working groups, the Committee also issues statements, information notes and announcements, as well as participating in and organizing a variety of events such as webinars and virtual panel discussions.

Recent activities

Statement on the lack of equitable and non-discriminatory access to COVID-19 vaccines
25 April 2022

Racial discrimination against persons fleeing from the armed conflict in Ukraine
17 March 2022

CERD applauds High Commissioner’s report and agenda for racial justice and equality (PDF)
22 July 2021

International Day on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Joint statement of CERD, ECRI, FRA and ODIHR
Word: English | Français
19 March 2021

CERD - Special Meeting (Word)
17 June 2020

Information Note on inter-state communications (Word)
29 August 2019

Statement by the Expert Working Group for addressing women’s human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (PDF)
February 2018

Historic activities

Joining hands to end racial discrimination: Consultation with Civil Society
Exploring new and innovative ways for the CERD to work with civil society organizations to increase the implementation of the Convention. The event explored the key challenges of racial discrimination today, civil society representatives’ engagement with CERD to date and suggestions of how to enhance the work of the Committee in order to strengthen its impact.
23 November 2016

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the adoption of ICERD
CERD marked its 50th anniversary in 2015, hosting an event that brought together States, UN bodies and stakeholders to share their reflections on how the Convention has helped make a difference in combatting racial discrimination.
26 November 2015