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FIGHT Racism

Every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and disrespectful attitudes.

Let’s build a world beyond racism and discrimination, where we all exercise our human rights.

Be a human rights champion! Join us in fighting racism!

Wherever we see racism, we must condemn it without reservation, without hesitation, without qualification.”

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In 1965, the international community adopted a convention by which they committed to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. The Convention is now nearing universal ratification. Yet still, all around the world too many suffer from the injustice and stigma that racism brings.

No country can claim to be free of racism, racism is a global concern, and tackling it requires a universal effort.

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Fighting Hate Speech: Global Perspectives

The virtual event "Fighting Hate Speech: Global Perspectives" will be held on Thursday, 16 June, 2022, from 9am to 10:30am EDT (New York time).

The event is held to recognize the significant role of higher education and academics in the global efforts to promote human dignity and inclusion in times when dissemination of hatred is alarming and rising.

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Living with the legacy of Slavery in Senegal – Ina Makosi

“We learn slavery at school. We know what happened, so we don't forget, we own it”, reflects Ina Makosi, a Senegalese photographer who researches the impact of the slave trade in Africa on today’s urban culture and youth.

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Racism leads to "vaccine apartheid" - UN Human Rights Expert

Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, UN's Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, spoke to UN News on racism and xenophobia during the pandemic and the role of youth for social change.

Durban +20 Sketches

UN News shines a light on heroes working to reimagine equality and build a world beyond racism.

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Exhibit: One Day I Will

"These children are like children everywhere – they dream of becoming a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer. The difference is that most of them are forcibly displaced and struggling simply to stay safe and survive."
UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohamed

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UN Stamps

United Against Racism and Discrimination

The United Nations Postal Administration issued three mini-sheets of ten stamps each, on the theme “United Against Racism and Discrimination”. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is commemorated on the 21st of March annually.

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Rhythm is at the center of humanity. One who knows rhythm knows the world.

KING CLAVE is a "Playing For Change and Planet Drum" global musical performance supported by UNFPA to mark the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. Through the rhythms of this song, hearts are connected and differences disappear, illuminating how deeply humanity is interconnected and revealing the truth of the adage: we are one.

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Is there more than meets the eye?

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Confront your biases and stereotypes.
Open your mind and heart to the humanity in all humans.