Celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

When :

from Friday 21 March, 2014
to Saturday 22 March, 2014

Type of event :

Category 3- Non-governmental conference

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Room XI, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

Marcello Scarone Azzi, m.scarone@unesco.org

Organized jointly with the French Federation of UNESCO Clubs (FFCU), this day will aim at fostering discussion about how to fight against discrimination whilst respecting the individual identity of each and everyone among us.

Discrimination occurs on several grounds – race, ethnical origin, gender, class, age, sexual orientation, etc. – and often different forms of discrimination can take place at the same time. This means that every individual has a different experience of discrimination and therefore a different manner in which she or he expresses her or his identity in society. Boys and girls will have different experiences because of their gender, but there will also be differences based on other criteria.

So how are we to fight against these multiple types of discrimination? How are we to find, in these different and individual characteristics, signs of equality and recognition of the right to dignity of everyone?