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março 21, 2010

21 de Março é também Dia Mundial Contra o Racismo e a Xenofobia

International Day for the Elimination
of Racial Discrimination 

21 March

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 General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination (resolution 2142 (XXI)).
Links to UN and UN System sites:
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Cyberschoolbus)
World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (2001 : Durban, South Africa)


The additional resources links on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not necessarily represent an endorsement by the United Nations.
Amnesty International
Anti-Racism Information Service
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (Council of Europe)
European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia
European Network Against Racism
International Federation for Human Rights
International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism
Internet Centre Anti-Racism Europe
Minority Rights Group International
Racism and Human Rights (Human Rights Watch)

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