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Tell us what you are doing to combat racism via Twitter using #FightRacism

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Take a stand against racism in your community. Join a group advocating for the rights of racial or other minorities and volunteer to help, including through online volunteering.

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Seek different perspectives through reading the writings of authors of other races or ethnicity. Read real life stories about overcoming racial discrimination.

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Take this quiz to test your knowledge on human rights and discrimination and to celebrate the human rights defenders who have fought for the rights of others.

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Check out the UN’s global action plan to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

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Download United against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related IntolerancePDF document[1.5 MB] containing the outcome documents of the Durban conference and follow-up meetings.

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Explore the UN initiative to promote respect, safety and dignity for refugees and migrants.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70. #StandUp4HumanRights

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