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Think tank pushes govt with 'Diversity List'

2016-03-21 HKT 16:56
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Richard Pyne reports
Social policy think tank, the Zubin Foundation, on Monday released the city's first "Diversity List", which profiles 16 qualified ethnic minority individuals who are willing to serve on government advisory bodies.

An earlier report by the think tank showed that ethnic minorities faced fundamental problems with education and employment – but less than one percent of members on advisory bodies were from these communities.

The group's founder, Shalini Mahtani, said they hoped the government will draw talent from the list on merit.

The Chief Secretary, Carrie Lam, said she supported the idea of appointing more ethnic minorities to positions on government advisory bodies.

Speaking at the event, she said providing equal opportunities to minorities calls for stronger government leadership. Lam said there are already measures in place to meet the needs of minorities, and make Hong Kong more inclusive. She also acknowledged the need to ensure that minorities are included early on.