International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 

The United Nations and Music Television (MTV) are joining forces to help young people find ways to combat racism and promote tolerance in their lives.  Please join us for a LIVE webcast of this special event at the UN Headquarters on "racism, television and the Internet".  

view archived Webcast of 21 March 2001

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Press release [PDF document]   Secretary-General's message   video message from the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Media who wish to attend the event or the press conference will need UN credentials. These can be obtained by contacting the UN Media Accreditation Unit at telephone: 212-963-6934 or 963-7164. A letter of assignment should be faxed to 212-963-4642.

For more information, please contact:

The Public Affairs Division, UN Department of Public Information
Yasmin Padamsee, Tel: (212) 963-7704, e-mail:  or

Myriam Dessables, Tel: (212) 963-2932, e-mail:

CyberSchoolbus invites you to learn, reflect, and take action against racial discrimination, a powerful issue that affects us all.TAKE THE PLEDGE

World Conference Against Racism