Togo sounds opinion ahead of racism conference

Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The National Human Rights Commission in Togo Thursday organised a sensitisation workshop in Lome ahead of the World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance scheduled to start 31 August in Durban, South Africa.
Organised with support from the UN Development Programme, the meeting was attended by representatives of government bodies, security forces, Parliament, NGOs and trade unions.
It featured a presentation on the mechanism for monitoring compliance with the international convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, and another that highlighted the objectives and achievements of the World Conference Against Racism.
Participants enjoined the Durban conference to sensitise hesitant states to ratify the international convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination.
They urged for States to adopt specific and efficient education and training programmes to fight racism and discrimination as well as involve all citizens, media and civil society organisations in the promotion of mutual respect and tolerance among humans.

17 august 2001 16:34:00




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