The CERD is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the ICERD by its State Parties. Once the ICERD has been ratified, all State parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and various stakeholders should be consulted in the writing of the report. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State Party for follow up.
Signing the ICERD on 19 October 2015 represented our commitment to preserving a multiracial society where every person is equal before the law, regardless of race or religion. Ratification of the ICERD on 27 November 2017, legally binds Singapore to meeting our commitments to strive towards a society free from racial discrimination.For more details, refer to: Singapore’s ratification of the ICERD.
Role of Government
MCCY chairs an Inter-Ministry Committee on ICERD. The Committee will monitor Singapore’s progress towards fulfilling our commitments in combatting racial discrimination.
Role of stakeholders and CSOs
Stakeholders and CSOs play a vital role in making the commitments set out in ICERD a reality. The Singapore Government will engage stakeholders and CSOs to raise awareness and consult the public on ICERD and the elimination of racial discrimination in Singapore.
Raising public awareness
The following materials have been developed to raise public awareness on the ICERD and racial discrimination.