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Item:9 General Debate - 29th Meeting, 45th Regular Session Human Rights Council
1 Oct 2020 -  • Presentation of report of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) on the preparations for the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the DDPA discussed during its 17th session held on December 2019.
• Presentation of oral update by the High Commissioner on systematic racism, violations of international human rights law against Africans and people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, especially those incidents that resulted in the death of George Floyd.
• Presentation of report of the High Commissioner on her activities within the framework of the International Decade for People of African Descent
- Followed by General debate Item 9: racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up to and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action A/HRC/45/47, A/HRC/45/48​​​, ​A/HRC/45/46​​​

45th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

Oral statements delivered at the session (provided that States send them), lists of speakers and draft resolutions, are available on the HRC extranet [username: hrc extranet (with space); password: 1session]

H.E. Mr. Refiloe Litjobo, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group (Introduction)
Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights
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