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COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

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A new electronic database helps eradicate racial discrimination

A new electronic database helps eradicate racial discrimination

A new database, developed by the UN Human Rights Office, illustrates existing measures and practices to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance at the international, regional and national levels.
Time to kick racism out of football

Time to kick racism out of football

“Sport at its best is inclusive, generous-hearted and fundamentally multicultural, based on values such as teamwork, loyalty, merit and self-control”, said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, at a panel discussion on racism in sport.
Striking a balance between freedom of expression and the prohibition of incitement to hatred

Striking a balance between freedom of expression and the prohibition of incitement to hatred

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kyung-wha Kang says, “Freedom of religion cannot exist if freedom of expression is not respected.” The two are “mutually dependent and reinforcing”, she says.
Mandela: an exemplary citizen with a steadfast belief in human rights

Mandela: an exemplary citizen with a steadfast belief in human rights

The UN Human Rights Council reflects on the protection and promotion of human rights through the values of reconciliation, peace, freedom and racial equality as espoused by Nelson Mandela.
Tolerance and reconciliation are key to a just and equitable society

Tolerance and reconciliation are key to a just and equitable society

The UN Human Rights Council reflects on the protection and promotion of human rights through tolerance and reconciliation.
Let’s fight racism!

Let’s fight racism!

On the occasion of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay reflects on the persistence of racism in the world and on the legacy of the past.
UN urges ‘positive action’ on African descendants

UN urges ‘positive action’ on African descendants

With a call for righting past and present wrongs, the UN launches the International Year for People of African Descent.
A ticket to ride: spreading the message of diversity

A ticket to ride: spreading the message of diversity

Mexico City’s millions of commuters buy the message, “Embrace diversity: End Discrimination”.
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