United Nations Parley on Eradication of Bigotry Opens in Geneva

Measures to eradicate racial and religious prejudice and prevent such outbursts as the recent swastika epidemic are on the agenda of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights which opened a three-week session here today at the Palais de Nations.

The 18-member commission elected Ambassador Mario Amadeo of Argentina as chairman for the session and adopted its agenda. The commission will begin work tomorrow on the question of advisory service in the field of human rights and will get into discussion of the right of asylum, prevention of discrimination in religious rights and practices and practical measures to combat racial and religious prejudice by next week.

The commission is expected to heed the recommendations of its Subcommission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to adopt a resolution condemning the recent worldwide anti-Semitic outbreaks, to call on all members of the United Nations to take appropriate action to prevent and punish such acts and to intensify education programs to eradicate racism, and to set up machinery to concert international action to prevent such manifestations.

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