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Meetings of States parties & elections

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

At the Meeting of States parties, elections may be held to replace members at the end of their term, or to elect new members due to resignation or death. Each State party may nominate one person from its own nationals to stand for election at a Meeting of States parties. Members are elected for a term of four years and are eligible for re-election.

States parties cast their votes by secret ballot from a list of nominees, with due consideration being given to the geographical distribution, relevant legal experience and gender representation of the candidates.

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Elections
Date Meeting Purpose
2023 30th Meeting of State parties & 2023 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2024
2021 29th Meeting of State parties & 2021 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2022
2019 28th Meeting of State parties & 2019 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2020
2017 27th Meeting of States parties & 2017 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2018
2015 26th Meeting of States parties & 2015 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2016
2013 25th Meeting of States parties & 2013 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2014
2012 24th Meeting of States parties & 2011 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2012
2010 23rd Meeting of States parties & 2010 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2010
2008 22nd Meeting of States parties & 2008 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2008
2006 21st Meeting of States parties & 2006 elections Election of the members to replace those whose terms expire on 19 January 2006