‘We Must Seize Momentum’ from Racial Justice, Equality Movement Led by Women, Youth, Secretary-General Says at Meeting Commemorating Durban Declaration

22 Sep

Following are Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the General Assembly commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, held today:

General Assembly Establishes Permanent Forum for People of African Descent as ‘Consultative Mechanism’, Advisory Body to Human Rights Council

2 Aug

In a landmark decision, the General Assembly established today a 10‑member subsidiary organ that will serve as a standing forum to hear the voices of people of African descent and help eliminate all forms of discrimination against them.

While Apartheid ‘Lies Dead, Racism Lives On’, Says United Nations Chief, as General Assembly Observes Day for Eliminating Racial Discrimination

19 Mar

Noting with concern the situation regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) pandemic, the General Assembly adopted a decision today outlining protocols for delivering statements and presenting reports during plenary meetings in the remainder of its seventy-fifth session.