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Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, E/CN.4/2005/22, February 14, 2005

Report of the Regional Workshop for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region on “Ensuring that the Millennium
Development Goals contribute to overcoming discrimination based on race, colour, descent, national and ethnic origin”

5.  Dr. Paulo Carvalho, representing the Health Minister of Brazil, spoke on health care free of discrimination as a prerequisite for the enjoyment of human rights. Brazil attaches primary importance to combating racism within the framework of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and undertakes various activities toward the effective elimination of discrimination including on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. While recognizing the many challenges that remain in reaching equity in various aspects of social and economic life, Dr. Carvalho expressed satisfaction at some of the achievements which are already noticeable as a result of consistent efforts.

Link to full text of the report: Report-Regional workshop LAC-Durban Declaration and Programme of Action-2005-eng