domingo, 20 de março de 2016

Dia internacional para a eliminação da discriminação racial

21 de março

Mensagem de Irina Bokova, Diretora Geral da UNESCO

In 2016, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is marked by the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action at the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in 2001.
  We all have a role to play, each at our respective levels, in combating racism.  
Irina Bokova
UNESCO Director-General
Racial discrimination divides and kills. It impedes peace between States and undermines social cohesion within increasingly diverse societies. Sectarian ideologists rely on hatred of the other to carry out large-scale ethnic and cultural cleansing. Racial and religious-based slavery persists and is escalating in too many countries around the world. The historic refugee crisis serves as a pretext to foster prejudices and to foment rejection of others.
A black girl looking through a window of her hut in Cross Roads (South Africa)
© UN Photo / P Mugabane
We need more than ever to redouble efforts at the global level to build the defences against racism and intolerance in the minds of every individual and within common institutions.


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