New York, 21 March 2023 (TDI): Today, March 21st, is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
This year’s theme, “Urgency of Combating Racism and Racial Discrimination,” emphasizes the ongoing need to take action against racism, 75 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted.
Racism affects us all and impacts entire societies.
But some groups suffer more than others.
— United Nations (@UN) March 21, 2023
Racism and racial discrimination are still significant global challenges that affect individuals, communities, and societies worldwide. Inequalities persist in education, employment, healthcare, housing, and other areas of life.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of combating racism and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion. It also serves as a reminder of the commitments made by governments, civil society organizations, and individuals to eliminate all forms of discrimination.
To commemorate this year’s International Day, events and activities are taking place around the world, including conferences, workshops, and campaigns. These events aim to foster dialogue, understanding, and cooperation and encourage people to take action against racism and discrimination.
On this occasion, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said, “We must do more to root out racism, xenophobia, and all forms of discrimination from our societies. Let us stand together for human dignity and take action to create a world of tolerance, justice, and equality for all.”
Furthermore, he stated that, as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is marked, there should be a renewal of commitment to promoting equality and combating racism, so that every person, regardless of their race or ethnicity, can live with dignity and respect.
In conclusion, it can be said that the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination serves as a reminder of the urgent need to combat racism and racial discrimination, which continues to be a global challenge.
The day highlights the importance of promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion and taking action against all forms of discrimination. It also highlights the need for everyone to renew their commitment to promoting equality and combating racism so that every person can live with dignity and respect, regardless of their race or ethnicity.