Announcements

March 12, 2012

March 21 – the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

That day in 1960 the police shot down 69 persons during the peaceful demonstration, which took place in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the Apartheid regime. Proclaiming this day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to twice efforts with the purpose of elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in the Resolution 2142 (XXI). The first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds us about our joint responsibility for realization and protection of this ideal.