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#FightRacism aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination. Every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes

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#FightRacism was first launched in 2009 to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which commemorates the brutal killings of 69 anti-apartheid protestors.

In December 2019, the UN Human Rights Office extended the campaign to run on a year-long basis, as part of its commitment to end intolerance, xenophobia & discrimination of every kind.

In 2022, mandated by UN Human Rights Council resolution 48/18, the UN Human Rights Office established a two-year campaign to raise awareness and raise global support for racial equality, amplifying its work in the fight against racism.


#FightRacism over the years

2022 - Voices for Action against Racism

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March), we encourage people everywhere to raise their voices and mobilise against all forms and manifestations of racial discrimination and injustice, and to contribute to ensuring a safe environment, both off and online, for those who speak up. 

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International Day 2021

Young people massively showed their support to the Black Lives Matter movement, which was all the more remarkable in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, we invite everyone, to join the youth around the globe who bring us closer to a culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination.

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International Day 2020

In 2020, the #FightRacism campaign spotlights global figures who are combating discrimination in global popular culture to advance equality and anti-discrimination. It also focuses attention on the International Decade for the People of African Descent, five years after its launch.

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International Day 2019

#FightRacism, every time and everywhere it happens. As populism and nationalist movements are on the rise, all of us must stand up to promote respect, compassion and equality for all. Join our campaign!