Racial discrimination: EU calls on all states to become parties to the International Convention

March 23, 2016
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The EU celebrates “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” today, Monday 21 March 2016. On this occasion, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, said: “we are faced these days with increasing challenges connected to the global economic crisis, migration, terrorism, poverty and rising inequalities”. The EU “stands firm in addressing and combating hate speech. All human beings are equal in dignity and are entitled to enjoy their rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. 
“On this day, the European Union once again calls on all states that have not yet done so to become parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination. Determined and effective measures at the national, regional, and international levels are essential if we are to prevent and put an end to racial discrimination,” Mogherini said, adding: “The European Union will continue to work closely with all our partner countries, regional and international organisations, as well as civil society for the elimination of racial discrimination across the world”.

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia