MINELRES: Information Note N31: NGO contribution to General Assembly report

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Thu May 6 13:57:43 2004


Original sender: Sandra Aragon <saragon@ohchr.org>



Dear NGO and youth representatives,

General  Assembly  resolution  A/56/266 of 27 March 2002, entitled
"Comprehensive  implementation  and  follow-up  to  the World Conference
against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related
Intolerance," requests the High Commissioner for Human Rights to report
annually  to  the General Assembly and the Commission on Human Rights on
progress made in the  implementation  of the provisions of the Durban
Declaration  and Programme of Action. You can consult last year's report
to  the  General  Assembly  (A/58/324) at
http://www.un.org/ga/58/documentation/list3.html.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights would like to
invite all NGOs with ECOSOC status, as well as organizations which were
accredited  specifically  to the World Conference against Racism, Racial
Discrimination,  Xenophobia  and  Related  Intolerance,  to  send  their
contributions  for this year's report to the Anti-Discrimination Unit by
11 June 2004.

Organizations  should indicate their accreditation status on their
submissionin  order  for  it  to  be  taken  into  consideration.  If
submissions  are  sent  by  e-mail,  please  indicate "GA report" in the
subject  line. It would be appreciated if contributions could be limited
to one page.

Submissions from NGOs can be sent to:
Ms. Sandra Aragon
UNOG-OHCHR
1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
E-mail: saragon@ohchr.org
Fax: 41-22-917.90.50

Submissions  from  youth  organizations or with a special focus on youth
can be sent to:
Ms. Birgit Van Hout
UNOG-OHCHR
1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
E-mail: bvanhout@ohchr.org
Fax: 41-22-917.90.50

We  look  forward  to  receiving  your  contributions  and wish to
encourage  you and your organization in the efforts undertaken to combat
racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Best regards,

Sandra Aragon-Parriaux
NGO liaison officer
Anti-Discrimination Unit
OHCHR
Tel: 00 41 22 917 93 93
Fax: 00 41 22 917 90 50