Recommendations on Good Practice and Strategies to Eliminate Caste-Based Discrimination

Governments should exercise leadership at the local, national and international level to eliminate caste and caste-based discrimination through the application and promotion of good practices.  Their efforts should be encouraged and supported by other actors, including civil society organisations, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, international financial institutions, the private sector, UN, European Union (EU), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Organization of American States (OAS), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), African Union (AU), Arab League of Nations, and relevant international organisations.

Good Practices: Effective frameworks, policies, and institutions

The European Union and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation should adopt strategies for political dialogue and policy reform to address caste-based discrimination.   This strategy should be applied in measures for EU and SAARC Member States, bilateral dialogues with caste-affected states and in supporting the emergence of international mechanisms to combat caste-based discrimination in the UN and other fora.  Attention should be given to addressing caste-based discrimination in country strategy papers, human rights dialogues and trade agreements.

Read the full text of the Global Call for Action to End Caste Discrimination

Download the report on Best Practices and Strategies to Eliminate Caste Discrimination (2012)

Read more about caste discrimination and the EU