The United Nations (UN) is the inter-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide and is where most of the international human rights standards to combat racism have been shaped. The UN includes various bodies—such as the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and the Human Rights Council and its special procedures, which include the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance and the Independent Expert on Minority Issues—that provide an important international forum where civil society organizations working on combating racial discrimination can have their voices heard.
As such, Global Rights provides our local partner organizations with comprehensive training on how to access various UN bodies, engage in effective advocacy, and prepare and submit ‘shadow’ reports that highlight national-level human rights violations. All of these activities increase our partners’ capacity to promote racial and ethnic equality in Latin America at the international level.
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Los Derechos Humanos en los Afrocolombianos en Situación de Desplazamiento Forzado (CERD Committee) (2009) Español
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LATIN AMERICA NEWS & EVENTS
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Global Rights and Brazilian Partner, The Articulação de ONGs de Mulheres Negras Brasileiras (AMNB), Present Shadow Report at the United Nations »
News Release: Global Rights highlights Monday, March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. » (March 2011)
Global Rights' Carlos Quesada Speaks About Discrimination Afro-Descendants Face in Latin America at UN Organized Event. Click here to read more! » (March 2011)
IMPACT IN THE FIELD
Learn about the work that Global Rights’ partners are doing on the ground with the help of our training and technical assistance »