High School General Assembly Third Committee B
Russian Federation


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Committee: United Nation General Assembly3-B

Topic: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance

Country: Russian Federation

Delegate: Junlin Hu


Discrimination, according to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Article 1, is defined as any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life. As globalization rapidly evolving, discrimination once again becomes a hot-debated topic. The world has witnessed considerable effort paid in altering the existing and latent peril. The Durban Declaration has expressed the world’s sincere hope and resolute will to fight against any form of discrimination and any action that contains discriminatory tendency, fully regarding previous related conventions, especially the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Nonetheless, these passionate attempts barely receive any effects, for the agenda currently faces challenges. For instance, a large portion of states that have ratified the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) have yet failed to submit their annual report on civil discrimination status on time, illustrating that the task of discrimination elimination hasn’t been prioritized. Accordingly, Russia reckons that serious attention should be drawn from all states that are firmly determined, to give fresh impetus to the resolution of the severe situation.

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