U.N. Board to Act on Complaints of Discrimination Urged by W.j.c.
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U.N. Board to Act on Complaints of Discrimination Urged by W.j.c.

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The creation of a special United Nations board to act on reports of discrimination and mediate them with the governments concerned, was recommended today by the World Jewish Congress to the U.N. Sub-commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, which is currently meeting here.

Under the W.J.C. plan, the U.N. mediation board would discuss complaints submitted by U.N. specialized agencies or consultative organizations with the representatives of the governments concerned, or, if they did not attend, without them. The board would report its findings to the Economic and Social Council or its Commission on Human Rights.

The W.J.C. also urged that nations receiving U.N. technical assistance be required to use this aid “equally for the benefit of all their inhabitants regardless of race, religion or similar characteristic.”

The U.N. Sub-commission today began a general debate on practical measures to help eliminate discrimination everywhere.

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