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U.S. Explanation of Position: Complementary Standards to ICERD
October 10, 2012

September 28, 2012

The United States strongly supports concrete actions to better address racial and religious discrimination and intolerance. We believe it is evident that there are gaps in effective implementation by governments of their existing obligations under international human rights law. It was for this reason that we presented an extensive action plan to the Ad Hoc Committee in October 2009 that suggested concrete measures States can take to combat discrimination and intolerance in their nations. We look forward to working within the Committee to strengthen implementation as an effective approach to complementary standards.