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FIGHT Racism

75 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the urgency of combatting racism and racial discrimination remains.

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

The SDGs were adopted by all UN Member States. .

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#NoToHate campaign C fighting hate speech

Join the global movement to combat the rising tide of xenophobia, racism, and intolerance with the #NoToHate campaign, an initiative that aims to counter hate speech and safeguard human rights. In 2021, Member States declared 18 June as the International Day for Countering Hate Speech. Read the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.

A Revealing Look at our Past

The Slavery Remembrance Exhibition from Amsterdams renowned Rijksmuseum is on display at United Nations Headquarters. Opened in February 2023, Slavery: Ten True Stories of Dutch Colonial Slavery is a joint initiative from the UN's Outreach Programme on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations, in partnership with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdams national museum of art and history.

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Choosing love and finding power in Blackness

For the past five years, Monique Rodrigues do Prado (a Brazilian lawyer of African descent) has been studying love as a tool for Black emancipation and to imagine a world free from racism and the other legacies of enslavement, the trade in enslaved Africans and colonialism. Her philosophy is inspired by Black feminist authors such as Bell Hooks who, in her seminal book, "All About Love".

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 C 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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United Against Racism and Discrimination

Postal Administration issued 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.

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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