Namibia holds anti-racism Workshop

Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Foreign Minister TheoBen Gurirab Wednesday opened a two-day national workshop Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, ahead of the World Conference under the same theme taking place in Durban South Africa.
The workshop is to adopt the Namibian delegation's position at the 28 August-7 September Durban World Conference.
National news agency (NAMPA) reports that Justice Minister Ngarikutuke Tjiriange is expected to lead the Namibian delegation to Durban.
The Windhoek workshop is also discussing a Draft Programme of Action for Equality and Non-discrimination, compiled by the world preparatory Committee to the Durban Conference, which met in Geneva, Switzerland 30 July-10 August.
The Draft calls on governments and States to address past, present and future manifestations of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance world-wide.
It also urges governments and the international community at large "to recognise that slavery, slave trade, colonialism and apartheid, are major historical sources and manifestations of racism and that Africans and peoples of African descent, as well as peoples of Asian descent have been and continue to be victims of their consequences.

15 august 2001 19:00:00

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