Chairperson of the United Nations committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Professor Verene Shepherd is calling for a culture of tolerance in an increasingly diverse world.
Professor Shepherd made the comments a she addressed the UN General Assembly as it marked today as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Professor Shepherd says the rise in racist hate speech was threatening the gains already made.
Professor Verene Shepherd, Chairperson of the United Nations committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
She’s calling on the international community to recommit to honouring the legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.