United Nations


International Convention on the Elimination of A ll Forms of Racial Discrimination

Distr.: General

5 September 2017

Original: English

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Ninety -third session

Summary record of the second part (public)* of the 2584th meeting

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on Friday, 25 August 2017, at 3 p.m.

Chair:Ms. Crickley


Closure of the session

The public part of the meeting was called to order at 5 p.m.

Closure of the session

The Chair said that, as in previous sessions, the Committee had found itself having to grapple with increasingly complex issues in its review of State party reports and in its concluding observations, which was symptomatic of the multilayered nature of racial discrimination.

During the current session, the Committee had adopted decisions in respect of the United States and Nigeria under its early warning and urgent action procedure. The fact that the Committee had adopted two decisions under that procedure in the space of a single session only served to highlight the growing prevalence of both blatant and more subtle forms of racial discrimination in modern society. The Committee had a duty to remain alert to new manifestations of racism and to take the action necessary to counter them.

The Committee had also held an informal meeting with States parties whose initial or periodic reports were significantly overdue. The meeting had proven to be a success, as virtually all States parties in attendance had signalled their intention to submit their overdue reports. She hoped that they would indeed do so.

Following the customary exchange of courtesies, she declared the ninety-third session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination closed.

The meeting rose at 5.20 p.m.