International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


2015 Theme: Learning from historical tragedies to combat racial discrimination today"


21 March 2015


Logo:  2015  Internal Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


“Defeating racism, tribalism, intolerance and all forms of discrimination will liberate us all, victim and perpetrator alike”

Ban Ki-moon

Exhibition “Le Musée-Valise, Histoire de l’Esclavage” in Brussels. © Inêz Oludé Da Silva Each and every one of us plays a role in breaking down racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes.

We fight racism every day, everywhere.

But 21 March is a special day, as the world commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

This year's theme “Learning from historical tragedies to combat racial discrimination today” highlights the importance to learn the lessons history has provided to avoid future suffering.

During an event organised by OHCHR at the Human Rights Council panellists will discuss how they use past events in order to educate future generations – in order to eradicate the scourge of racism.

Event
On 20 March OHCHR organises a panel discussion at the Human Rights Council.

Panellists will tell the Council about the importance of preserving the historical memory of past human rights tragedies, including slavery - and how their organisations add to keeping the memory alive - in order to eradicate the scourge of racism by learning from the past. 

Friday, 20 March 2015

12:30 to 15:00 Movie Screening “PAS D'HISTOIRES! 12 regards sur le racisme au quotidien”
Room XXI at the Palais des Nations, Geneva  

15:00 to 18:00 Panel Discussion
Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

 

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