Racism leads to "vaccine apartheid" - UN Human Rights Expert
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Interview with Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, UN Human Rights Expert


Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, UN's Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, spoke to UN News on racism and xenophobia during the pandemic and the role of youth for social change.

Ms. Achiume, who was appointed as special rapporteur by the UN Human Rights Council in 2017, is currently a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, and a research associate of the African Center for Migration and Society (ACMS), at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Her research focuses on understanding international law's relationship to the problem of racism and xenophobia, and on studying the global and regional governance of these issues. 

The youth have an active role in combatting racism on social media, Ms. Achiume says, adding that they should be more involved in these conversations.