Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

Upcoming event - HRC 33: 15th Anniversary of the Durban Declaration

13/09/2016 - 17:43
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The Permanent Mission of Belgium and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, together with the Permanent Mission of Mexico, the EU Delegation and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions are pleased to invite you to a side-event in the margins of 33rd session of the Human Rights Council: the 15th Anniversary of the Durban Declaration - Strengthening the role of National Human Rights Institutions and equality bodies in the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on the 16th of September 2016 from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in Room XXII - Palais des Nations.


The objectives of this side-event are the following:

- Raise awareness on the role and activities of NHRIs and equality bodies in the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance, as an important element in the implementation of the Durban Declaration and its Review Conference;

- Discuss and share the best practices related to effective strategies and concrete actions to strengthen the impact of NHRIs and equality bodies in in the fight against racism, racial discrimination and related intolerance; and

- Introduce the OHCHR Guide to be published on the establishment of independent mechanisms for promotion, protection and monitoring in the field of racism.

Welcoming words: H.E. Amb. Geert Muylle, Permanent Representative of Belgium

Chair: Mr Gianni Magazzeni, Chief, Americas, Europe and Central Asia Branch – OHCHR

Mr Patrick Charlier, UNIA – Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities, Belgium

Special Envoy Prof. Alan Miller, Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions

Mr Petr Polak, EQUINET Board Member and Head of Division of Equal Treatment, Public Defender of Rights, Czech Republic

Closing Keynote: Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

Light refreshments and sandwiches will be served at 13.45

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