In 2011 Runnymede coordinated the input of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to the UK government’s examination by CERD, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The government’s commitment to race equality came under scrutiny by the Committee, which has been examining what actions the government is taking to challenge racism and promote race equality.
Having held a series of consultation meetings across the UK, we got together with a group of other race equality organisations and submitted a report to the Committee on the state of race equality in the UK. We went to Geneva in to present this report to make sure the UN focussed on the most pressing issues during the Government’s examination, which took place on 23 and 24 August 2011.
On Friday 2 September, the UN published its recommendations on the action the UK government should take to promote race equality. Click here to read the recommendations.
Read Runnymede's press release in response to the recommendations here
Read the report submitted to CERD in July 2011 by the UK NGOs Against Racism, the group of organisations who contributed to this project.
Read our press release calling for government action on race equality.
Read more about how the CERD process works
For more information please contact Klara Schmitz