The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene a special meeting on “Reimagining Equality: Eliminating racism, xenophobia and discrimination for all in the decade of action for the SDGs” on 18 February 2021. The ECOSOC Special Meeting will take place on a virtual platform from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The ECOSOC Special Meeting will address the links between structural racism, inequalities and the SDGs. The Council will focus on policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. It will contribute to the thematic reviews of SDG10 on reducing inequalities and SDG16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by the HLPF in July 2021. The meeting will also contribute to the 20th Anniversary of the 2001 UN World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, held in Durban, South Africa.