WATCH || Swearing-in of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) Commissioners.
Government has led the process to re-constitute the Ethnic Relations Commission which is a constitutional body elected through an inclusive and participatory process. This process was convened by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments of the National Assembly, and implemented with an active broad-based consultative process by civil society organisations, including cultural groups, religious organisations, business, labour, women and youth groups and other key stakeholders.
Having received the unanimous support of the National Assembly, the 10 members of the Commission have now been sworn in to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.
The Government of Guyana reiterates its commitment to ensuring that the ERC will continue to receive annual budgetary allocations so that it can effectively execute its mandate to promote the elimination of all forms of discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, as set out in Article 212D of the Constitution.