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International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Stories


2013

 

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.
16-09-2013
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.
22-03-2013

 


2012

 

Combatting racist messages in the virtual world
The Internet has become a leading source for receiving and sending information all over the world. It is also used by extremist groups and individuals to spread messages of hate and incite racial violence, says a UN Human Rights Expert.
21-12-2012
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.
28-09-2012
Combat xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance at all costs
Experts’ panel at the United Nations in Geneva discuss historical, cultural and legal aspects of the promotion and protection human rights in a multicultural context.
23-08-2012
Congolese migrants suffer dire abuses in Angola
Beaten, raped, robbed and humiliated, thousands of Congolese migrants leave Angola with nothing but shattered dreams.
24-05-2012
Racism ignites conflict and it must be challenged at all levels
A UN Human Rights office’s event to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination heard how racism and xenophobia propel and incite conflict.
21-03-2012

 


2011

 

A year for people of African descent
A chapter closes but another one opens: the International Year should lead to an International Decade for People of African Descent.
30-12-2011
“I commit to end caste discrimination and untouchability”
Campaigning for an end to caste-based discrimination – the Human Rights Office in Nepal and the National Dalit Commission of Nepal call for personal pledges and the implementation of a new law to end the deep-seated practice of caste discrimination.
08-11-2011
Righting wrongs for women of African descent
Multiple forms of discrimination deny women of African descent their rights and recognition of their contributions to society.
27-10-2011
Tackling poverty in a world of 7 billion
The world’s population will hit the seven billion mark on 31 October 2011, according to UN estimates. As the number of people increases, so do the challenges – among them poverty and inequality.
25-10-2011
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.
28-09-2011
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.
22-09-2011
Renewed hope for victims of racism
UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay urges world leaders to eliminate the scourge of racism, ten years after the landmark adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.
22-09-2011
Solutions sought on incitement to hatred in Africa
A regional workshop addresses incitement to national, racial and religious hatred in Africa.
27-04-2011
Collective action needed to end racial discrimination
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination discusses the specifics of racial discrimination against by people of African descent
04-04-2011
In remembrance of 30 million victims of slavery
On 25 March, people the world over remember the 30 million victims of the slave trades
25-03-2011
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UN human rights Chief Navi Pillay pays special attention to people of African descent.
22-03-2011
Expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to hatred
Experts meet in Vienna to focus on the implementation of the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred in Europe.
18-02-2011
Bringing visibility to the plight of African descendants in the Americas
On this International Year for People of African descent, we highlight the stories of human rights defenders working to stop discrimination in the Americas.
15-02-2011
Defending the rights of African descendants in the Americas
On this International Year for People of African descent, we highlight the stories of human rights defenders working to stop discrimination in South America.
03-02-2011
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