International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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Mar 21, 2024 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2024 World
Mar 21, 2025 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2025 World

Information about International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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Significance: The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually. The United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

Type:
United Nations days
Location:
World
Initiator:
UN
Start year:
1967
Date origin:
On 21 March, 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws.
Website:
http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/

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