Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 248


EOC releases Annual Report 2019/20

The EOC is pleased to present its Annual Report 2019/20, which highlights important areas of the Commission’s work from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021. While the ongoing COVID-19 scare and the social unrest over the last year have sparked a surge in public concern over various forms of discrimination, harassment and vilification, the EOC has strived to make the most of its statutory powers to address both new and recurring issues through law enforcement, prevention and education.

As EOC Chairperson Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin wrote in his message for the report, “Parties across the political spectrum have found our takes on issues unpalatable, despite the fact that they were firmly rooted in the law. As people’s trust in public bodies plummets, we must — and we will — be more creative, nimble and humble in influencing opinion and demonstrating our nine organisational values: equality, fairness, integrity, sensitivity, energy, efficiency, transparency, independence and accountability.”

Mr Chu continues, “The year 2021 will mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Commission. I look forward to leading the EOC to continue to deliver its functions with dedication and professionalism, while keeping our fingers on the pulse of the community.”