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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1969. Since then, 176 of countries have become parties to the treaty, including the United States, which ratified it in 1994. Under the agreement, this country has a responsibility to remedy discrimination, both intentional and unintentional, that disproportionately affects minorities.

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