Promoting Tolerance, Inclusion, Unity And Respect For Diversity In The context Of Combating Racial Discrimination

Every person is entitled to human rights without discrimination. The rights to equality and non-discrimination are cornerstones of human rights law. Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. And based on Article 2, everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Declaration, without distinction of race or any other kind.

DPI/NGO briefing on “Combatting Racism in the 21st Century" (commemorating 50 years of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent” (organized by the NGO Relations Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information (DPI))
DPI/NGO briefing on “Combatting Racism in the 21st Century” (commemorating 50 years of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent”
(organized by the NGO Relations Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information (DPI))

Yet racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies, and discriminatory practices are widespread, particularly targeting migrants and refugees as well as people of African descent.

States are urged to take comprehensive measures to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and to promote tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity.

Every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. In the lead-up to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 2018, join us in fighting racism and standing up for human rights!

#StandUp4HumanRights #FightRacism #JoinTogether #AfricanDescent

Source: un.org

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