Building peace in the minds of men and women

Normative instruments

Faced with the escalation of racism and the emergence of new forms of discrimination, as well as with the rising ideologies of intolerance, UNESCO wishes to take steps in order to revitalize, complete and/or ratify the normative texts that it produced and that are related to the problem of racism and discrimination.

  • The Declaration of Principles on Tolerance revitalizes the concept of tolerance by presenting it as an active attitude arising from recognition of and respect for the human rights of others.
  • Demonstrating the invalidity of racist theories and racial prejudices, the Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice specifically approaches the racial issue from the scientific and political point of view.