Thursday, 19 November 2009

Europa: Protection against discrimination is a human right
17/11/2009; Joint press release by the European Commission and the Swedish Presidency.

At the 3rd Equality Summit - Cooperation for Equality, around 300 participants representing governments, the European Commission, civil society, the social partners, the business sector and the media gathered in Stockholm to discuss how to cooperate on equal rights and opportunities. At the same time, negotiations chaired by the Swedish Presidency on a new anti-discrimination directive are ongoing.

A range of issues were highlighted at the conference, including diversity in the private and public sectors and how cooperation between different actors can be improved. A seminar will also be held on the role of the media with regard to diversity and equality. Two issues that will be given attention throughout are LGBT issues and the situation of the Roma.

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