General Recommendation No. 04: Demographic composition of the population (Art. 9) : . 08/25/1973.
Gen. Rec. No. 04. (General Comments)

Convention Abbreviation: CERD
General Recommendation IV

Demographic composition of the population (Art. 9)

(Eighth session, 1973) **


The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,

Having considered reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination at its seventh and eighth sessions,

Bearing in mind the need for the reports sent by States parties to the Committee to be as informative as possible,

Invites States parties to endeavour to include in their reports under article 9 relevant information on the demographic composition of the population referred to in the provisions of article 1 of the Convention.

** Contained in document A/9018.


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