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Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. Be a human rights champion, #fightracism and #Standup4humanrights.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FIGHT RACISM?

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Help promote and defend human rights, and make a difference in combatting racism in your community.

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Send a message that racism is unacceptable. Click on a postcard on the right and share it on your social media account.

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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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Help spread the word about human rights by sharing these videos reciting the articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
#StandUp4HumanRights #RightsOutLoud

Learn more

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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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Learn about the International Decade for People of African Descent(2015-2024) and the programme of activities for the implementation of its objectives. #AfricanDescent

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Know your rights! The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turned 70 in 2018.
Watch people from around the globe reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in their own languages.
#RightsOutLoud #StandUp4HumanRights

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Review our Remember Slavery outreach programme aimed at educating about the transatlantic slave trade and communicating the dangers of racism and prejudice.
#RememberSlavery

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Learn about the Holocaust and the United Nations outreach programme which seeks to encourage the development of educational curricula on the subject of the Holocaust and to mobilize civil society for education and awareness.

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Check out our outreach programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations, established for victims’ remembrance and education in order to help prevent future acts of genocide.

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See how 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development relate to human rights

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Review our website on Refugees and Migrants, outlining the Global Compact for Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees.
#UN4RefugeesMigrants #ForMigration

Click on a thumbnail above to share an image with your friends. Ask them what they see – is there more than meets the eye?

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