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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2019

15 March 2019

#FightRacism, every time and everywhere it happens. As populism and nationalist movements are on the rise, all of us must stand up to promote respect, compassion and equality for all. Join our campaign on March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

21 March also marks World Poetry Day. We will share some of the most powerful messages about anti-discrimination. Get inspired and tell us how you #FightRacism in your own words.

Get inspired and #FightRacism

Watch the videos of our influencers against racism and take action. Amplify their voices through your networks, share their stories and act on their calls to action. Support the elimination of racial discrimination by using our hashtag #FightRacism.

Video message of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

View the video in: Spanish


Facundo Cabral Fight Racism Visual

Facundo Cabral visual

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Audre Lorde Fight Racism Visual

Audre Lorde visual

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Paulo Coelho Fight Racism Visual

Paulo Coelho visual

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fight Racism Visual

Gabriel García Márquez visual

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Tahar Ben Jelloun visual

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Publication: Developing National Action Plans

Developing National Action Plans Against Racial Discrimination: A Practical Guide

pdf Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

Publication: Selected Decisions of CERD

Selected Decisions of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Volume 1

pdf English | French | Russian | Spanish

Publication: United Against Racism

“United Against Racism: Dignity and Justice for All” Durban Review Conference: Outcome Document

pdf Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

“World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance” Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

pdf Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

Preventing and Countering Racial Profiling of People of African Descent: Good Practices and Challenges

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Women and Girls of African Descent: Human Rights Achievements and Challenges

pdf English | French

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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