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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. W

When[edit | edit source]

Mar 21, annually

Annual themes[edit | edit source]

2022, Voices for action against racism
2019, Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies [1]

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination W
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March, un.org


References

  1. W
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