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UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 – Report on the First Meeting of Experts



Secretary Clinton Speaks at First Meeting of Experts to Promote Implementation of United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18

Secretary Clinton Speaks at First Meeting of Experts to Promote Implementation of United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18

At the invitation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, representatives of 26 governments and four international organizations met in Washington, D.C. on December 12-14, 2011 to discuss the implementation of United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution (UNHRC) 16/18 on “Combating Intolerance, Negative Stereotyping and Stigmatization of, and Discrimination, Incitement to Violence and Violence Against, Persons Based on Religion or Belief.” The implementation meeting focused on two elements of the steps set forth in Resolution 16/18: 1) prohibiting discrimination based on religion or belief and 2) training government officials, including on how to implement effective outreach to religious communities.  Participants included experts from invited countries and international organizations, as well as personnel from the United States Departments of Homeland Security and Justice.

 

PDF The Report of the United States on the First Meeting of Experts to Promote Implementation of United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18

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