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Friday, March 12 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
33rd meeting: Debate on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent

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Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Date and venue: Friday, 12 March 2021, 4 to 6 p.m.
(will be broadcast live and archived on http://webtv.un.org)

The debate will be aimed at: 
  • Assessing the situation of global youth and the role of youth in combatting racial discrimination and fostering dialogue and intergroup relations;
  • Assessing the prevalence of intersecting forms of discrimination that can affect youth, including youth of African descent; and
  • Taking stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education, development and empowerment of youth and children, in particular of African descent, with a focus on racial discrimination-
Chair: H.E. Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, President of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement: Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights


Mr. Joel Modiri, Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Jurisprudence, University of Pretoria (South Africa) (video message)
Ms.Alicia Quevedos Canales, Specialist on Afro-Peruvian Policies, Ministry of Culture (Peru) (video message)
Mr. Pradip Pariyar, Executive Chairperson of the Samata Foundation and Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (Nepal) (video message)
Ms. Marie-Sarah Seeberger, Member of the World Jewish Congress Jewish Diplomatic Corps (France) (video message)

Friday March 12, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm CET
Assembly Hall/Zoom