26 June 2021

Algerian Noureddine Amir has been re-elected, on 24 June 2021 in New York, for a sixth four-year term as member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

“Amir has been re-elected with 139 votes in the 29th meeting of the States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination which was held Thursday at the UN’s headquarters,” said the source.

“His re-election constitutes a supplementary enshrinement of Algeria’s diplomatic action.  It also reaffirms our country’s commitment to this Committee’s term of office and constitutes a well-deserved recognition of its proven knowledge in international law and human rights,” added the ministry.

Amir’s re-election “will enable the States Parties to the aforementioned Convention to benefit from his big experience within this body that he already chaired and that he represented in the inter-committee Group on the international human rights treaties,” according to the source.

In addition to Amir, the other elected candidates are from the eight following countries, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, Turkey, United States of America, the Republic of Korea, Maurice, Togo and Poland, concluded the ministry.