Fri, Apr 2, 2021

1 PM – 2 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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This year, we mark the 20th anniversary of the Durban World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. In 2020, events in the US have sparked again a global discussion on the need to address all forms of racism the world over. Examining the norm-setting, legal, policy, and narrative-changing activities of various international organizations, the speaker series shows both successes and limitations of multilateral approaches toward combating racial discrimination and promoting social cohesion.

On April 2nd, 2021, Noureddine Amir, Chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will discuss processes, politics, impacts and partnerships of the CERD and its role to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.


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Noureddine Amir

Dr. Noureddine Amir serves as chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and chair of all UN human rights committees, a total of nine treaty bodies that oversee the implementation of major international human rights treaties. For 20 years, Dr. Amir has served as a member of CERD and worked on human rights at the United Nations. A sociologist with a doctorate in political science from the University of Paris, La Sorbonne, Dr. Amir also serves as a professor of diplomatic law. Before his career as a UN human rights expert, Dr. Amir was a practicing diplomat who represented Algeria for over 40 years.


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Co-hosted with: Working Group on Race, Inequality, Solidarity and Economics, United Nations Association, MPA in Development Practice, Human Rights & Humanitarian Policy Concentration, Economic and Political Development Concentration, Gender and Public Policy Specialization

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