High level meeting of the GA on the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, 22 September 2011
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On 22 September this year, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a one-day high-level meeting in New York to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action: http://goo.gl/SdX5d.
This document is the international community's blueprint for action to fight racism and was adopted by consensus at the 2001 UN World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, held in Durban, South Africa. It is an innovative and action-oriented agenda to combat all forms of racism and racial discrimination.
The tenth anniversary is an opportunity to renew and strengthen political commitment in the fight against racism and racial discrimination. The theme for the anniversary event is: "Victims of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance: recognition, justice and development."
The General Assembly meeting is a one-day event at the level of Heads of State and Government, taking the form of a plenary session and a series of roundtable discussions.
The meeting will open at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, 22 September in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York. A short ceremonial opening will be followed by two consecutive roundtables from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. A closing plenary session will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. where summaries of the roundtable discussions will be presented. The plenary is then expected to adopt a short and concise political declaration.
Non-governmental organizations (NGO) and other civil society actors are essential in combating all forms of racism. A representative of an NGO will speak at the opening plenary and selected representatives will be invited to attend the roundtable proceedings, while others will be able to follow the proceedings of the roundtable sessions in the overflow room.
All civil society and NGO representatives participating in the meeting must be active in the field of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance.
In General Assembly resolution A/65/L.76, paragraph 5, on the "Scope, modalities, format and organization of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action", the General Assembly invited the:
"President of the General Assembly to draw up a list of representatives of civil society organizations, including non-governmental organizations active in the field of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related forms of intolerance and, taking into account the principle of equitable geographical representation, to submit the list to Member States for consideration on a no-objection basis, for participation in the high-level meeting".
To assist the President of the General Assembly in responding to paragraph 5 of this resolution, your organization is invited to answer the questions in the form on your right.
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Deadline to submit questionnaire: 15 July 2011.
Following consideration by Member States, your organization may be contacted.
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