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U.N. Body Decides to Accept Reports from Private Groups on Racial Discrimination

A resolution authorizing all non-governmental bodies with U.N. consultative status to submit reports on racial, religious, and other forms of discrimination to the U.N. Subconmission on the Prevention of Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities was adopted by the Subconmission today by a unanimous vote. Three Jewish groups enjoy consultative status as non-governmental bodies.

The resolution provides that consultative bodies file such reports with the Secretary-General annually and “at any other time desired by them,” These reports should be forwarded by the Secretary-General to the Subconmission, together with any other information on discrimination available to him from other sources, before each session of the body.