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The Mayor’s participation in the review of the CERD Treaty will be webcast.

August 13, 2014

Media Advisory
April Odom

The Mayor’s participation in the review of the Convention for Eradication of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Treaty will be webcast.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination(ICERD) is a United Nations convention. A third generation human rights instrument, the Convention commits its members to the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of understanding among all races.
The convention was adopted and opened for signature by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 December 1965, and entered into force on 4 January 1969. As of April 2013, it has 87 signatories and 177 parties.
Mayor Bell was asked to participate by the United States State Department as the representative of local government from a city that just 50 years ago was segregated by race. A city that has changed in his lifetime. The proceedings are taking place now at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The proceedings will be webcast at: