Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination raciale
Comité para la Eliminación de la Discriminación Racial

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History

1969, as a committee of United Nations (UN), on entry into force of International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, in accordance with article 8 of that Treaty. Previously also referred to as United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -- Comité des Nations Unies pour l'élimination de la discrimination raciale -- Comité de las Naciones Unidas para la Eliminación de la Discriminación Racial. Managed by Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Aims

Monitor compliance of states parties with the Convention, under which they are obliged to pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating discrimination in all its forms on grounds of race, descent or national or ethnic origin; undertake and adopt immediate and positive measures to eradicate all incitement to or acts of racial discrimination; guarantee the equal enjoyment by everyone without discrimination of all human rights.

Future Events

2020 Geneva, Switzerland – Session

Past Events(1)

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Activities

Sessions (2 a year, each lasting 3 weeks) are held at UNOG, in Geneva (Switzerland).

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Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 247 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Racial, Ethnic Groups
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Peace
    • Discrimination

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

UIA Org ID

E1310

Last News Received

2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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