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Side Events

Side events during the Durban Review Conference

The Durban Review Conference and side events will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, April 20-24.
From left to right :Berthe Kayitesi, Rwandan genocide Survivor. Stephane Hessel, Holocaust survivor and drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights and Gay Mc Dougall, Independant Expert on minority issues. © UN photo/ Patrick Bertschmann

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has organized a series of events and cultural activities during the Durban Review Conference to highlight the issues being discussed at the conference.

Under themes such as the rights of indigenous peoples, the link between racism and poverty, and policing in diverse societies, the side events organized by OHCHR have enabled a large number of stakeholders to exchange views and share good practices on the issues at the heart of the Durban review process.

Non-governmental organizations and other civil society actors, such as victims' groups and academics, are essential in combating all forms of racism and OHCHR has encouraged their participation in the review process.

To help showcase the activities of civil society actors, OHCHR also made several meeting rooms available for the organization of further side events for organizations accredited to take part in the Conference.