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Third Committee Agenda Item 66: Elimination Of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia And Related Intolerance

On November 1, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN gave an intervention at the Third Committee of the Seventy-First Session of the General Assembly on Agenda item 66, dedicated to the "Elimination of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and related Intolerance."

In its statement, the Holy See stressed the importance of combating discrimination and xenophobia, particularly in the context of global migration and displacement. The Holy See noted how many refugees and migrants are dying and shared the Holy Father's appeal for the human family to regard migrants and refugees as people "whose dignity is to be protected, and who are capable of contributing to progress and the general welfare." The Holy See expressed its concern over the growing number of violent racist and xenophobic and called for the international community to adopt all necessary measures to fight discrimination and intolerance, which is contrary to the dignity and equality inherent in all human beings.

The statement can be found here.