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Procedural Decisions of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Fifty-third Session, U.N. Doc. A/53/18, para. IF2 (1998).



Decision 8 (53) : . 18/08/98.
A/53/18,para.IF2. (Decision)

Convention Abbreviation: CERD
Fifty-third session
3-21 August 1998

Decision 8 (53)

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,

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 those 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,

Recognizing that when many of those States ratified the Convention, the Committee met regularly in New York,

Having noted the Secretary­General's estimate of financial implications,

1. Decides that, in order to discharge its responsibilities under the Convention, it will hold its winter sessions at United Nations Headquarters in New York and its summer sessions at the United Nations Office at Geneva;

2. Requests the Secretary­General to take the necessary measures for the implementation of the present decision.

1299th meeting
19 August 1998


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