World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

UN Committee On The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination To Review Belgium

GENEVA (15 April 2021) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will hold its upcoming session from 19 to 30 April, during which it will review Belgium.

In a public dialogue held online and webcast on 20 and 21 April, CERD, which has received the country report from Belgium, will discuss a range of issues with the delegation of the State party.

Among the issues likely to be discussed are hate speech, incitement to racial hatred and offences motivated by such hate; the situation of minorities; the situation of migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees and other non-nationals; human trafficking; as well as education for human rights and against intolerance.

In addition, the Committee will pursue its work under its early warning and urgent action procedure aiming to prevent existing situations escalating into conflicts and to respond to problems requiring immediate attention to prevent or limit the scale or number of serious violations of the Convention.

It will also adopt Lists of Issues Prior to Reporting on Gabon, Lesotho, Maldives and Tunisia to prepare country reports for future sessions.

More information about the 103rd session, including in relation to the review of Belgium and the schedule of the public dialogue, is now available on the session webpage.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN: India’s New COVID-19 Wave Is Spreading Like ‘Wildfire’, Warns UN Children’s Fund

7 May 2021 A new wave of COVID-19 infections is spreading like “wildfire” across India, leaving many youngsters destitute, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Friday. In the last 24 hours, India registered 3,915 coronavirus deaths and 414,188 ... More>>

UN: Decades Of Health Gains At Risk In Brazil Due To COVID-19

Although COVID-19 cases are declining in Brazil, the pandemic is putting decades of public health gains there at risk, the head of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Friday. With global attention and support focused this week ... More>>

UN Report: Myanmar Approaching Point Of Economic Collapse

The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people – nearly half of the country’s population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday. That ... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs

Study: Cut Methane Emissions To Avert Global Temperature Rise

6 May 2021 Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a UN-backed ... More>>

UN: Learning From COVID-19, Forum To Highlight Critical Role Of Science, Technology And Innovation In Global Challenges

New York, 4 May —To build on the bold innovations in science, technology and innovations that produced life-saving solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN will bring together experts to highlight measures that can broaden the development and deployment ... More>>

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us: “Healthcare Can No Longer Exist Without Technology”

A grandmother in a village in the Gambia should have the same quality of life and access to healthcare they deserve as in New York or London. Photo: InnovaRx Global Health Start-up Works To Bridge Healthcare Gap In The Gambia By: Pavithra Rao As ... More>>