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United States Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice Cormier Smith Visits Lithuania

U.S. Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice Desirée Cormier Smith will travel to Vilnius, Lithuania on March 25-27 where she will provide opening remarks on behalf of the United States as a participating State at the OSCE High Commission for National Minorities’ expert roundtable on the Recommendations on the Effective Participation of National Minorities in Social and Economic Life – Practical Implications and Good Practices.  The Special Representative, along with EPA Principal Deputy Administrator Theresa Segovia, will represent the United States during the event.

While in Lithuania, Special Representative Cormier Smith will also meet with local government officials and civil society leaders, including members of the Karaite, Tatar, Jewish, Roma and other marginalized racial and ethnic communities to discuss recognition and preservation of cultural traditions, economic empowerment, and ways to foster greater social cohesion and political integration of marginalized racial and ethnic communities.

The United States is steadfastly committed to advancing the human rights of members of marginalized racial, ethnic, and Indigenous communities, including people of African descent, and building global partnerships to combat systemic racism, antisemitism, discrimination, and xenophobia globally.

To learn more about Special Representative Cormier Smith’s mandate and work, follow @US_SRREJ on Twitter.

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