• Guidance Note of the Secretary-General On Racial Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (+)

    This Note provides guidance for the UN system on how to address racial discrimination and protection of minorities in line with the UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other key standards, drawing from effective practices. It makes 19 recommendations to ensure comprehensive and coherent action including the pursuit of a human rights-based approach in all UN activities. It was developed within the framework of the UN Network on Racial Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, established by the Secretary-General during the 20th anniversary year of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities in 2012.

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