The present publication is the result of an online panel debate organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global entitled “Building Peace – Ending Racism” on 21 September 2022, the International Day of Peace, reflecting its theme for 2022.
The panel, composed of three eminent panellists, respectively from the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a European and a South African anti-racism network, addressed a host of crucial issues in the complex and challenging domain which was the theme of the panel.
Lasting peace goes hand-in-hand with equality at all levels, built upon a universal recognition of and respect for the inherent dignity of every human being. Racism, related discrimination, injustice and violence sap all efforts striving to build just and peaceful societies. Racism poisons everyday life, contributes to and exacerbates conflict. It further deepens social and economic inequalities, dismantling social security nets. Indeed, ending racism is also a crucial dimension in operationalizing the SDGs.
The present publication contains a summary of the three panel presentations, the Q & A session and the full statements of the panellists.
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Watch the recording of the panel here.
Year of publication: 2022
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