Racial discrimination

Racial discrimination

19 November 2020
SG/SM/20428

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the panel discussion:  a conversation on racism in the workplace, in New York today:

17 June 2020
DSG/SM/1421

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Human Rights Council, in Geneva today:

17 June 2020

A new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report finds that universal child benefits such as cash payments or tax transfers — crucial to fighting child poverty — are only available in 1 out of 10 countries.  Officials say that they are needed now more than ever amid the economic fallout of COVID-19.

15 June 2020

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) launched the ZODIAC project to strengthen global preparedness for future pandemics by establishing a network to help with monitoring, surveillance, early detection and control of animal and zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19, Ebola, avian influenza and Zika.

9 June 2020

For the first time since 2018, the World Food Programme has been able to send a humanitarian convoy from Kenya directly into South Sudan through the Nadapal Border crossing.  The nine-truck convoy carried 280 metric tons of food, enough to feed 20,000 people for a month.  The route’s reopening cuts travel times in half.

24 March 2020
SG/SM/20019

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, observed on 25 March:

25 March 2019
GA/12128

Speakers sounded the alarm over the rise of nationalist populism and supremacist ideologies around the world today as the General Assembly commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, as well as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

31 October 2018
SG/SM/19328-HR/5411-RD/1023

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s remarks to the “United against Hate” Interfaith Gathering, in New York today:

26 September 2018
SG/SM/19252-RD/1022

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the High-level Event on the Power of Education for Countering Racism and Discrimination:  The Case of Anti-Semitism, in New York today:

20 March 2018
SG/SM/18942-GA/12004-RD/1020

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly meeting on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, in New York today:

20 March 2018
GA/12003

Speakers today called for urgent action to stop the rampant rise of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, as the General Assembly commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, observed on 21 March.

21 March 2017
SG/SM/18468-GA/11897-OBV/1714

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres' remarks to the special meeting of the General Assembly in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, in New York today:

1 September 2016
SG/SM/18017-RD/1019

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by René Mauricio Valdés, Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Resident Coordinator in Argentina, to the Conferencia Internacional de Discriminación, Igualdad de Oportunidades y Desarrollo, in Buenos Aires on 30 August:

18 March 2016
SG/SM/17607-GA/11767-RD/1017

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the General Assembly meeting to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:  “Challenges and Achievements of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action — 15 Years After,” in New York today:

23 December 2015
SG/SM/17433-RD/1016

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, on 21 December:

2 December 2015
DSG/SM/921-RD/1015

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson's remarks, “Promoting Tolerance on the Internet: Changing Attitudes and Patterns of Behaviour”, at the event to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, in New York today:

25 May 2014
SG/SM/15882-RD/1013
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
3 June 2013
RD/1011
States parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination elected nine members to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today, replacing colleagues whose four-year terms are set to expire on 19 January 2014.
30 November 2011
RD/1009
States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination this morning elected by secret ballot nine members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to replace those whose four-year terms were set to expire on 19 January 2012.
22 September 2011
SG/SM/13829-GA/11150-RD/1007
Following are Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the General Assembly meeting commemorating the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, in New York, 22 September: