International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination at HRC52

Thank you, Mr President.

The United Kingdom remains resolute in our commitment to combat all forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance.

We believe that many of our greatest strengths derive from the diversity of our population.

We acknowledge that not everyone living in the UK has experienced tolerance and inclusion. We are working to do more to tackle negative racial disparities, promote unity and build a fairer Britain for all.

Last year we announced our Inclusive Britain action plan. This strategy has three aims: to build a stronger sense of trust and fairness in our institutions; to promote equality of opportunity; encourage aspiration and empower individuals; and to encourage and instill a sense of belonging to a multi-ethnic United Kingdom that celebrates its differences, while embracing the values that unite us all.

Our vision for 2030 is to level up our country, closing outcome gaps between ethnic groups in education, employment, health and criminal justice, and ensuring that no matter where anyone lives in the UK, whatever their ethnic or socio-economic background, they fulfil their full potential.

We are committed to taking further meaningful action domestically and internationally. Supported by further innovation from the public, private and voluntary sectors, we will encourage everyone in society to play their part in ensuring that we live in a fairer, better world.

Thank you, Mr President.

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