Panel Discussion on Racial Discrimination - 48th meeting, 49th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
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Debate in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - Theme: Voices for action against racism

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Objectives:
The panel discussion will gather speakers who are known for their active role in the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and who are from diverse backgrounds. The panellists will discuss anti-racism policies and actions, the rise in activism and existing challenges in preventing and combatting racism. They will share their experiences on the importance of respect for the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and of protecting civic space as a means of effectively addressing racism and racial discrimination. They will also discuss the necessity of listening to those who face racial discrimination and of acting on their concerns, while ensuring their meaningful and safe participation and representation in all areas of decision-making.

SPEAKERS:

  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights (Introduction)
  • Mr. Amock Alikuleti, Human Rights Activist and Poet
  • Ms. Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Executive Director of Aapi Equity Alliance and Co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate
  • Ms. Mary Kluk, Director and Board Chairperson of the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre, National Vice-president of the South Africa Jewish Board of Deputies and President of the Africa Australia Region of the World Jewish Congress
  • Ms. Lúcia Xavier, Founder and General Coordinator of Criola
  • Mr. Joshua Castellino, Executive Director of Minority Rights Group International and Professor of Law at Middlesex University, London
  • Brazil, Mr. Paulo Roberto
  • Haiti (on behalf of a Group of Countries), Ms. Ann-Kathryne Lassegue
  • Canada (on behalf of a Group of Countries), Ms. Tamara Mawhinney
  • Finland (on behalf of a Group of Countries), Ms. Kirsti Kauppi
  • Côte D'Ivoire (on behalf of the Group of African States), Mr. Kouadio Adjoumani
  • Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC), Mr. Afaq Ahmad
  • European Union, Ms. Marleen Steenbrugghe
  • Cuba, Ms. Mirthia Julia Brossard
  • UNICEF, Ms. Anne Grandjean
  • Armenia, Ms. Zoya Stepanyan
  • Russian Federation, Mr. Mikhail Solomentsev
  • Ukraine (Point of Order), Ms. Kateryna Bakulina
  • Russian Federation, Mr. Mikhail Solomentsev
  • International Service for Human Rights, Ms. Amara Enyia
  • World Jewish Congress, Mr. Leon Saltiel
  • Stichting Choice for Youth and Sexuality, Ms. Okinyo Ramwaka
  • United States of America, Ms. Michèle Taylor
  • Ecuador, Ms. Marcia Rochina
  • Dominican Republic, Mr. Héctor Virgilio Alcántara
  • Gabon, Mr. William Rodrigue Nyama
  • Azerbaijan, Mr. Shahriyar Hajiyev
  • Germany, Mr. Ralf Schröer
  • UNFPA, Ms. Monica Ferro
  • China, Mr. Jiang Duan
  • South Africa, Mr. Mxolisi Nkosi
  • Costa Rica, Ms. Shara Duncan Villalobos
  • Belgium, Mr. Pieter Leenknegt
  • Malawi, Mr. Pacharo Kayira
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Emilio Barroeta Guillén
  • International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations, Ms. Emma Fadil
  • Centro De Estudios Legales Y Sociales (CELS) Asociación Civil, Ms. Luciana Pol
  • Edmund Rice International Limited, Mr. Sean D'Alfonso
  • Ms. Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Executive Director of AAPI Equity Alliance and Co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate
  • Ms. Mary Kluk, Director and Board Chairperson of the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre, National Vice-president of the South Africa Jewish Board of Deputies and President of the Africa Australia Region of the World Jewish Congress
  • Ms. Lúcia Xavier, Founder and General Coordinator of Criola
  • Mr. Joshua Castellino, Executive Director of Minority Rights Group International and Professor of Law at Middlesex University, London