Press Conference Advisory


Who: United Nations Special Rapporteur On the contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr Mutuma Ruteere.

When: 5 December 2016, 12.30 – 13:30

Where: UN Information Centre, Level 1, 7 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra (John McEwen House)

His visit: He is on a follow-up visit to Australia to gather first-hand information on the situation of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in the country.

The Special Rapporteur will share his preliminary findings and recommendations at the press conference

Below is a link to original media announcement of visit with supplementary information:

Human rights: UN expert on racism launches follow-up visit to Australia

This is the only opportunity for media during the visit. Please note parking is scarce in Barton.

Please let us know if you are able to attend. Refreshments available.
Additional Information

Link to the Special Procedures page ( the Special Rapporteur is part of a group known as Special Procedures who are independent experts appointed by the Human Rights Council.

The UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights provides Secretariat Support to the Human Rights Council and also the Special Procedures )