The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Stories
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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