Brazil Is Serious About Fighting Racism, Says OAS

    The president of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS), Clare K. Roberts, said that the 1st National Conference for the Promotion of Racial Equality reveals Brazil’s commitment to combating racial discrimination.

    "I am greatly impressed with the Brazilian government’s commitment to fighting racism and include the issue of fighting all types of discrimination on its agenda."

    According to Roberts, Brazil plays an important role in the struggle against racism.

    "Brazil is viewed abroad as a country that not only manages to discuss and resolve racial questions internally but one that is probably also doing more to resolve racial questions throughout the hemisphere."

    He observes that Brazil is the founder of the reporting office that deals with matters related to Afro-descendants in the OAS and that the country is also a key participant in the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Inter-American Human Rights Commission, in Washington.

    For the OAS representative, the debate on issues related to ethnic discrimination can be considered one of the main results of this conference.

    "The first outcome of this conference is to expose all these themes and make these issues visible. Brazil is a very important country for making this possible and visible in South America."

    The conference, which began yesterday, June 30, and runs through Saturday, July 2, will bring together proposals for the preparation of a National Plan to Promote Racial Equality.

    ABr –


    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


    You May Also Like

    While Foreign Investment Falls in Brazil It Grows in LatAm

    The worldwide foreign direct investment (FDI) flow reached US$ 897 billion last year, an ...

    Brazil Tells US to Help Poor Countries Instead of Making Own Ethanol

    Brazil is suggesting that the African nations start producing renewable fuel as a way ...

    A Brazilian Alternative to Neoliberalism: Solidarity

    When one way of thinking dominates the world, one has the impression that nothing ...

    Kerry Responsible for Haiti Turmoil, Says Brazilian General

    The commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti says comments by U.S. ...


    Stories of crimes of passion by celebrities are quite common in Brazil. Here are ...

    Brazilian Chancellor Has Full Schedule in Geneva

    Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, participated Thursday, June 29, in the ministerial ...

    Belo Monte dam in Xingu river, Brazil

    Brazil Finally Admits Belo Monte Will Cost Well Over US$ 11 Billion

    Brazilian Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant’s actual construction will begin in September or October. ...

    The Impact of Brecht on Chico Buarque and His Brazilian Street Opera

    "I have never acknowledged the difference between ‘serious’ music and ‘light’ music. There is ...

    Short Takes Brazilian music releases in the US

    Jorge da Silva Welcome to Short Takes, your quick source review column of the ...