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HKSAR Government delegates to attend hearing of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

     A delegation representing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government will attend a hearing of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva, Switzerland, on August 10 and 13 (Geneva time).

     A government spokesman said today (August 8) that, as part of the Chinese delegation, the HKSAR delegation will introduce to the Committee the part of China's 14th to 17th reports under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) which is related to the HKSAR, and answer the Committee's questions on the implementation of the ICERD in Hong Kong.
     "This is the third time the Committee has examined a report submitted by the HKSAR under the ICERD since 1997. The previous round of hearings was held in August 2009," the spokesman added.

     The delegation will be led by the Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Andy Chan, and the members of the delegation will include officials from the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, the Security Bureau, the Education Bureau, the Labour Department and the Department of Justice.

     The third report of the HKSAR under the ICERD is available on the website of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (

Ends/Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:00