|Mr. Cali Tzay is in the centre|
Mr. Cali Tzay is a member of the Mayan Caqchikel of Guatemala. A ceremonial blanket from the International Indian Council was also presented to Mr. Cali Tzay during the opening day session as an expression of honour in the tradition of the Cree Indian Tribe.
The Committee will meet for three weeks and will be reviewing the reports of eight countries -- Belgium, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Poland, Switzerland and Uzbekistan.
The review of country reports will be webcast live. The Committee is also expected to review and issue some decisions on individual cases and meet with governments in a state parties meeting, to discuss changes in working procedures.
More information about the CERD session can be found at the Committee's website.