Concluding Observations, CRC/C/GUY/CO/2-4, 1 February 2013: Guyana
24. The Committee welcomes the State party’s adoption of the Amerindian Act in 2006, the establishment of the Indigenous Peoples Commission to address discrimination and marginalization faced by Amerindian children, and other measures taken to address discrimination against Amerindians. However, the Committee remains concerned at the prevalence of discrimination against Amerindian children, and children with disabilities. Furthermore, the Committee is concerned about discrimination against children on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
25. The Committee urges the State party to ensure that its programmes address the situation of discrimination against Amerindian children, children with disabilities, and other children because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The Committee further urges the State party to include information in its next periodic report on measures and programmes relevant to the Convention and undertaken by the State party in follow-up to the Declaration and Programme of Action adopted at the 2001 World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, as well as the outcome document adopted at the 2009 Durban Review Conference.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CRC-Guyana-2013-eng