Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,
I welcome your focus and discussion on the fight against racism and discrimination two decades after the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Plan of Action.
As I said in my address to the Human Rights Council this morning, the rot of racism is corroding institutions, social structures and everyday life.
We must do far more to address this scourge. I welcome the efforts of the Human Rights Council to do just that.
Racism and discrimination are the rejection of all that we stand for.