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Procedural Decisions of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Decisions regarding organizational matters adopted by the Committee at its fifty-fith session, U.N.Doc. A/54/18, para. 14 (1999).

Decision 4 (55) regarding organizational matters : . 26/08/99.
A/54/18,para.14. (Decision)

Convention Abbreviation: CERD
Fifty-fifth session

Decision 4 (55)

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,

Recalling that article 10, paragraph 4, of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination provides that the meetings of the Committee shall normally be held at United Nations Headquarters,

Reaffirming its decision 8 (53), taken after having considered the Secretary-General's estimate of financial implications,

Realizing that some States parties, especially developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, maintain diplomatic missions in New York but not at Geneva, and that some of these States encounter financial and other difficulties in attending the meetings of the Committee when their reports are to be examined at Geneva,

Realizing further that these States have difficulty in engaging in a dialogue with the Committee,

Noting that meetings of other treaty bodies are held both at Geneva and in New York,

Also recalling that for its first eighteen years the Committee met regularly in New York,

1. Decides that, in order to discharge its responsibilities under the Convention, it will hold its fifty-eighth session in March 2001 at United Nations Headquarters in New York;

2. Requests the General Assembly to take appropriate measures to implement this decision.

1370th meeting
26 August 1999


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