UN arrives in Greece as part of global check on racism

United Nations Special Rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere visited Greece on Monday to evaluate racism and discrimination in the country.

It is the first official mission to Greece by the independent expert mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to assess and report on the state of racism, racial discrimination and related intolerance in the world.

“This visit will allow me to learn more, firsthand, about the context of racism and discrimination in Greece, as well as about all the initiatives and efforts undertaken by the government to combat this phenomenon,” Ruteere said in a statement handed out to the media.

“I should then be able to provide observations and concrete recommendations to help fight racism and other forms of discrimination in the country.”

His preliminary findings will be presented at a press conference at the end of the visit on Friday.

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